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Rental Property Contracts in Libya

When you are ready to rent a new home or work space, you want to be as prepared as possible. In between you and your new house, apartment, or office space is this contract. So, what should you expect? How can you prepare yourself for this big step? Let’s take a look! If Arabic isn’t your first language, it’s extremely important to have help translating it. It’s important that you can clearly understand every part of the contract. You should expect that any contracts will be in Arabic only. Plan accordingly! The two parties involved are your landlord (the first …

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What is the rental process in Tripoli, Libya?

If you are looking to rent a property in Libya, you need to understand the rental process. Libya’s rental process is similar to most other North African countries. Our goal is to help prepare your expectations for renting a property in Tripoli, Libya. Where do you start? First thing first you will need to do is list down your requirements: Type of place (office OR home) Rental budget (amount you are willing to pay each month) Area of the city Duration you want to rent for (short term or long term) Facilities you are looking for (view, elevator, security, parking …

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How to Rent your Property Faster in Tripoli?

Looking to rent your villa or apartment in Tripoli? It’s definitely a good time for renting as not many properties are available in the market. Finding affordable and good rental houses is not easy, which comes as a good news for people looking to rent out. Follow these three tips to rent your property faster. Properly clean and maintain the property Creating a positive first impression is essential because many buyers make their decision based on the “looks” of your property. You can create a positive impression by ensuring that the villa/apartment, swimming pool, garden area and areas outside the …

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Renting In Libya

Whether it’s your first rental or the tenth, it is essential to understand what you should not do when renting an apartment. Libya, in the past few years has become a favorite place and a plethora of customers are making a move to Tripoli. While many are aware of what it takes to rent a dream home in Libya, others are clueless and tend to commit the same mistakes. Avoid the following mistakes when renting. Not visiting many properties Often, due to lack of time, clients visit only one or two properties when finding a suitable rental. Clients settle for …

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Apartments for Rent in Tripoli

Do you need an apartment for rent in Tripoli, Libya? Looking for the perfect apartment can be a challenge! Finding an apartment does not have to be a terrible experience. If you follow these simple ideas, we believe you can locate the right apartment that fits your needs. Timing can be everything! There are 2 key things to remember concerning timing! Don’t be in a hurry and remember when you are looking. Don’t be in a hurry: Many people wait until the very last moment to start looking for their new apartment. Anytime that you are in a rush, you …

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How to find a property to rent in Tripoli, Libya

Are you looking for a rental property in Tripoli, Libya? As you begin your search for the ideal apartment, house or office, you will want to consider the different options for finding a property. Over the years of living in Tripoli, we have come up with 5 ways that you can use to find a property for rent in Libya. 5 Ways to find a rental property in Tripoli In no particular order, we have come up with 5 ways that you can find a rental property in Tripoli, Libya. 1. Walk the streets – the cheapest method The first …

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5 Issues to Clarify Before You Sign a Rental Contract

Starting off on the right note with your landlord is a great start to enjoying life here in Libya! Since your landlord is someone who you will likely see often as well as someone you can go to for help and advice on life in Libya, you are wise to make him or her a friend from the beginning. To help in becoming a friend of your landlord, try to cover these five issues before you sign the contract to rent his or her property. How is the rent to be paid? This may seem like a normal item that …

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Possible Additional Expenses

There are two potential expenses that the renter should be aware of from the beginning. The first is the price for writing the rental contract. The second is rental taxes. Contract Fee Once an agreement is reached between yourself and the owner, it is time to write up the official contract. This is typically done at a lawyer’s office and comes with a fee. Expect to pay around 100 to 150 LYD for this service. The contract is usually written in Arabic so it may be a good idea to have a translator present. You will sign the contract and …

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Rental Price and “Deposit” Expectations

For the renter looking for a property here in Tripoli, there are a couple of items to consider. The first is the monthly rental price. The second is the amount of up front rent that you pay at the time of signing the contract. Let’s first talk about rental prices. As in any rental market, the price is highly dependent on the area of Tripoli you want to live in. Most of the expats choose to live in the Gergaresh, Hay Andalous, Siyahiya, Serraj, Ben Ashour, Nofleen or Dahamani areas. These areas are closer to the center of Tripoli, contain …

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Furnished or Unfurnished Housing?

As you consider settling in Tripoli, you will be pleased to know that there are both furnished and unfurnished accommodations available. There are even several variations of furnished homes. Some have the basic beds, appliances and couches, while others come complete with lamps, plants and pictures on the wall! If you are looking for the convenience of simply stepping into a home and unpacking, a furnished option would be perfect for you. If you would prefer to choose your own furniture and decorate to your specific taste, choose an unfurnished house. Cupboards and bed frames, mattresses and appliances are all …

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