Searching for a rented flat in any city of India is as tough as fitting your feet in a one size small shoe! By God!! It pinches….and harasses! especially in Metro cities. You think you are a smart alec by applying online ; but alas! those deals are also through the ‘Brokers’. They will ask you your budget and very cleverly you will quote less than what you can afford …but these agents; even more cleverly will take your budget sky high! Your budget – you will get a ‘ashram’ like abode! But you go by their quote and you will find a ‘BEARABLE ‘ please.
We have listed down our observations of types of problems we all face while searching for a house on rent.
You start short-listing apparently ‘ awesome’ apartments online for rent but when you go and check those flats , you are first appalled! It is not a direct deal with e landlord!! The agent is involved.. breathing down your neck….all sweaty and chewing paan! The flats are nowhere close to the description and you come back home tired, de-spirited and feeling cheated.
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The ads online shows that its posted by owner but when you call on contact number provided its always the broker!
You end up paying brokerage and rent agreement document charges when you very cleverly thought you had done an online transaction by-passing the broker.
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