With the aggressive campaign of the Department of Tourism with their new slogan, “It’s More Fun in the Philippines”, many locals have come up with businesses to attract tourists and make them stay longer in the country. One of these are sublets. A sublet is where a tenant leases part or all of his rented property for a period of time. Foreigners who have limited budget can have a choice to stay in Manila sublets or whatever location they prefer.
Here are some points to remember in choosing sublets:
Opting for a flat sublet is largely an issue of personal preference. A flat sublet can be a smart way to lower your costs, especially if you are merely to stay in a particular vicinity for just a few months. For you to find the best rental, it is always a good idea to take into account a few issues, like the duration and cost of the lease, along with furnishings and utilities.
To decide on the ideal flat sublet, start by taking into consideration the period of time you expect to rent the flat for, the amount you want to pay or budget, and the type and dimensions of the flat you are interested in. It is also important to check out the flat to ascertain if it will meet your requirements. Take note of factors like the noise levels and basic safety of the vicinity, and also the flat or apartment building itself, and whether you have to walk up to the apartment, or if there is an elevator.
Some apartment sublets are unfurnished, but majority come fully furnished, particularly if the apartment owner will just be vacationing over the duration of the lease. Bear this in mind, as well as what you should do with most of your things during your stay in the apartment. If it is completely furnished, for example, it might be necessary for your belongings to be kept in storage, and obtain an additional expense.
Utilities in a flat or apartment sublet may or may not be included in the cost of the lease. The individual subletting the flat makes this payment to the landlord most of the time. In an apartment sublet, it is also important to consider any roommates who may also be living in. Make sure you have similar lifestyles and could live harmoniously together during the length of the lease.
The approval of the landlord to sublet the property should be verified and should be written in the lease contract. It is also important to sign a sublet lease. The length of time that the property is being sublet for, the monthly rental payment and any additional information that you or the apartment lessee deems relevant should be included in the contract.