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Everything You Need to Know About Renting in Jerusalem: From Property Management to Easement

Posted by Judith Ben Avi on September 4, 2016
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When you are searching for Jerusalem rentals, the market can become rather competitive. You want to be sure that you can find what you want within your established budget.

The local market’s rental rates can range from very low to extremely high, which means you need to do your homework before moving forward. If you are looking into apartment rental in Jerusalem, here are a few helpful tips to get you started.

The Basics

Finding apartment rentals in Jerusalem can be a little tricky if you do not know the laws and local regulations. Hiring a lawyer to go over your contract is very important, especially since things can get rather complicated when drafting a legal agreement.

Jerusalem rent prices can range from very high to fairly low, which means you need to thoroughly check the location in which you want to live. Certain areas can be pretty highly priced as there has been a recent increase in desirability for property in Jerusalem. The low interest rates have caused a rather high spike in demand for property, which means it can be a very competitive arena. There simply isn’t enough property available to account for the increasing demand for rental apartments in the area.

It is also important to know that when renting in Jerusalem, you are often going to be renting from private owners rather than umbrella corporations. Because of this, it is rather rare to find apartments with various amenities and services included in the monthly rate.

Easement Information

An easement is simply the right to access a particular parcel of land that does not actually belong to you. When you are renting an apartment, the land upon which it’s built is obviously not yours. You are essentially paying for the ability to pass through it regularly. This also means that you need to be fully aware of the local laws and the established contract between you and your landlord.

In Jerusalem there is something called “vacation apartments,” which allows people to rent out a room for a portion of the year. The rest of the year, the room will be rented out to someone else, or whatever else the hotel decides to do with it. These options are helpful for someone hoping to live in Jerusalem for only a small portion of the year.

As long as you do the proper research, everything should go smoothly. Renting an apartment is a big step, but it can be a truly rewarding one as well.

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