Finding a nice, affordable place to rent is not an easy task. Bulgaria is no exception – getting the right accommodation, especially in large cities. Read our guide to flat rental. Check out the listings of available properties in Burgas area.
If you are renting an apartment for yourself or just as an investment for your company or employees, there are several things you might want to take into consideration. Even if you’re thinking of taking advantage of the low property prices and buying somewhere later, it’s a good idea to check the renting options, before make a long-term investment and commitment.
As real estate agents always start “location, location, and location”. Especially in big cities like Burgas with a lot of traffic, location certainly is an essential for travelling from and to work. Prices vary depending on apartments closeness to the Sea, but it is not just that. Although Burgas is relatively small town, for the city life is important to make sure you pick
a spot near a shop, with good access to the city center and that there are good restaurants nearby.
Most new arrivals start by wanting to rent in the center of town or in Lazur ( near the Sea Garden). But rentals there are few, and expensive. Among the most wanted areas of Burgas are – Zornitsa, Izgrev, Slaveykov
Choosing the agency that will represent you
You may have found the perfect apartment. But have you found the right support?
Make sure you are renting from a company who is willing and able to give you good support. Things will probably break, landlord can be away, or things can go really wrong with contracts. You need to be sure that your representative will be there for you from the start till the end of your stay in the country.
Burgas has some excellent rental agencies – like other cities, it has a few mediocre ones, too. You will save yourself a lot of time if you specify your requirements precisely, covering location, your budget, what size of apartment you need, how many bedrooms, etc. In either case, the more exact you are, the quicker your search will turn up the apartment you need.
You have in your mind specific sum that you are willing to spend . But does it include everything? Is there are separate management charge? Can you negotiate the rent? Be sure to clarify these points before you sign on the dotted line and VAT including for the landlords. Either get your calculators out of your pockets or trust an agency to help you consider all the possibilities and calculate it instead of you doing it yourself.
This is one of the shocks in store for new arrival. You will probably need a couple of hours to pay your electricity bill every month. There are offices where you can pay all your utility bills in the same place – but you will have to queue, and it can take time.
Alternatively you might be able to pay from your bank account via automatic transfer (not all banks offer this). But few people do so, as often there are mistakes in the bills. You can also negotiate with your landlord to do it for you, but then you will have to pay in advance several months your rent.