Moving or relocating is a life challenge, both for those who they take a first step and seek independence from the family home as for those who live alone and need to rent or buy a house. But, there are tips to follow and keep in mind to be successful in the operation and that everything, including movingexit successfully.
The starting point, be it the desire or the need to do it, requires minimal planning of the entire situation so as not to get frustrated in the attempt, this is doing priority lists and budgetstwo of the best allies.
Experts told Infobae what it is essential to be able to make an estimate of the money that the entire process will requirefrom the move, to the projected monthly rent payment, expenses, basic services (electricity, water, gas, cell phone, Internet), monthly food and transportation expenses and any other item that will be part of daily life.
If it is a rental of a studio apartment or a two-room apartment, and the value is $60,000 per month, “you have to pay $60,000 a month in advance, the same amount as a deposit, and if you do not have a guarantee, pay a company to obtain it or surety insurance that will cost approximately another $60,000 one-time”, he told Infobae Ricardo BotanaPresident of the Argentine Union of Tenants.
If it is a rental and the value is $60,000 per month, you must pay $60,000 per month in advance and a $60,000 deposit (Botana)
Depending on the property and the taxes that are charged to the tenant, the deposit can be in dollars in order to safeguard the value until the end of the contract or in pesos that by law must be equivalent to the last payment.
Oscar Pueblaspecialized architect of the sector, recommended to Infobae that “it is important to be aware of the mischief (to put it in some way) of the owners who at the end of the contract intend to keep the months of deposit, this covers damage to the property made by the tenants, it does not cover wear and tear on it, by use and the passage of time, such as the breakage of a hot water tank. It must also be taken into account that at the time of handing over the property the tenant should have the bills of services paid and in this way he will recover the deposit in the vacancy, there is no longer any reason to withhold the money for two months, less with this inflation”.
For the costs of the operation and maintaining the monthly rental payment, today a person must have an income of approximately $200,000 or more reported from the segment.
On what to look at it is very important to take photos of the current state of the house, in some cases the owners paint it and want the painted property to be delivered, that must be made clear, “because the maintenance is always paid by the owner, as well as the common expenses”, added Puebla.
It is very important to take photos of the current state of the house (Puebla)
Today the rental market is complex to find units because there is little supply in Buenos Aires and throughout the country, a situation that has become difficult since Law 27,551 came into force in July 2020.
Botana, expanded: “But as The one who has to move only needs a studio apartment or two rooms, it is easier to get than a three or 4 rooms, which are the ones that are most lacking. The important thing is that the person gets good advice and knows how much he is going to pay to draw his numbers well and not mess up his economy “.
Before starting the search, it is important to be clear about what type of property you are looking for, in what neighborhood, close to what access roads, with how many rooms, if you need to have a garage, terrace or garden, or that pets are also allowed. (a minor detail).
And when visiting a property to rent, it is advisable to do it with another person who can be useful to have a second opinion of confidence.
From Zonaprop they recommend observe orientation to understand luminosity; tour the neighborhood first and corroborate accessibility and nearby places of interest (green areas, public transport, shops, institutions, supermarkets, laundries); request bills for services and expenses to get an idea of expenses; Y check the correct operation of the gas and water pressure.
It is advisable to “know if the person who rents the property is the owner (Puebla)
Puebla said that it is also advisable “to know if the person who rents the property is the owner, read the contract well so as not to have later problems.”
Buy and sell
When touring a home with purchase intentions, it is advisable to look at the location, the area where the property is, what businesses and transport are nearby, check the proper functioning of the boiler or hot water tank. Also that the walls do not have humidity, that the house is bright and that it has good ventilation, ask about heating and ventilation, as well as see the issue of water pressure.
In some cases, if it is allowed, it can be very helpful to shoot a video so that you can remember the spaces before making the decision. If it is an apartment in a building, verify how much is paid for expenses and the papers of the unit (this applies to all, PH, houses, apartments, duplexes, among others).
In the case of buy a property In terms of expenses, real estate fees must be considered, between 3% and 4% of the sale price, stamp tax, half is paid by the buyer and the other half by the seller, professional fees of the notary public and deed expenses, which depends on the location of the property.
You have to consider real estate fees, between 3% and 4% of the sale price, stamp tax, half is paid by the buyer and the other half by the seller, notary fees
From Zonaprop they recommend that when the property that fits the possibilities and needs is found, an offer is made that shows the willingness to buy and works as a reservation. If it was accepted and there is an agreement between both parties to continue with the operation, the purchase-sale ticket is signed and an amount corresponding to 25% of the total value of the property is left. The document establishes the price, the date or term of deed, the appointment of the notary public, the identification of the property, the personal data, the inhibition and domain reports and the study of the titles.
You have to consider that they can spend 30 days until the deed and that the signing of the purchase-sale ticket is not always carried out, but often proceeds to the direct deed.
One time insured the rental or sale of the home it is only key to organize the tasks of the moving week in a list so as not to forget anything. Cardboard boxes, tape, scissors and a marker will be needed. It is important to check for the hours and days allowed in the consortium of owners.
When packing things, it is ideal to keep everything in labeled boxes and carry out an inventory to know what is inside. A fundamental detail is to wrap those fragile objects with towels or other specific packaging elements.
Diego Garcia Aguirreappraiser of the moving company Verga Hermanos, told Infobae that it is key to secure everything that must be transported. “In our case, so that the person stays calm, there is a director of the move who directs how to do it beforehand so that everything goes well and nothing is broken. Everything is packed carefully and carefully. The predictable is key for the tenant or who bought a home to move.
Currently such a move ranges in the $75,000 within Buenos Aires, but it depends on the size of the freight, the number of pieces and packages, and the distance of the shipment.
“Because it is a single person who has fewer things than a family with children or a couple usually the move takes place on the same day”, expanded García Aguirre.
It is advisable that before the move a complete cleaning of the property can be carried out, placing plugs, lamps and shelves that are needed (as long as there are no major reforms or kitchen and bathroom repairs to be carried out, for example).