March 21.2022







Finding an ideal place to live in Ho Chi Minh City is a challenging task even for the local residents. If you are planning to settle down in this busy city, there are five things you should consider first.



Security and surrounding environment




Check the “for rent” sign first, day and night, to observe the house and neighborhood conditions. You may not be able to sleep at night if the safety of the surrounding area is not secured, if you are located near noisy places such as karaoke bars, or if a building is under construction! Spend some time at a coffee shop near the place you want to rent if possible to get a better sense of the situation.



Check the living conditions, public facilities and transport




Before you pay the deposit, think about how convenient the location is. Check first if it is close to your place of employment as public transportation in HCMC is always crowded, and traffic is especially bad during rush hours. So don’t look for something too far away from your workplace.



Check your landlord




You can look up your landlord’s rental history and reputation using the wealth of information available on the internet today. You can also meet with your landlord before signing the contract to assess his or her characteristics and attitude. That is important because you do not want to have a disagreement with him in the middle of your stay.





A deposit is a required condition for any contract. The amount varies according to your landlord. You should try to negotiate as much as possible while also knowing the conditions for getting it back. If you cancel your contracts before the end date, you will forfeit your deposit. If your job or studies may require you to relocate frequently, it is best to only sign a short-term contract.



Terms and conditions of the contract




That is the most important thing to remember when signing the contract, so don’t take it lightly. Typically, the landlord will arrange the contract, but carefully review all of the conditions, including landlord-tenant information, renting price, deposit, compensations, and electric/water bill and fees. Don’t forget to include a clause that prevents your owner from breaching the contract and provides financial compensation if he or she does.














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