Furnished vs Unfurnished Apartments

One of the options you face when searching for the right housing in Tripoli is whether you want the place to be furnished or not. As with most decisions there are pros and cons to each side.


There are many advantages to renting a furnished house or apartment. For one thing, you can move right in. You don’t have to try to figure out where to go to buy all of your appliances and necessary cutlery, cookery, etc… So if timing is an issue for you, selecting a furnished place may be the wisest decision. Secondly, since it is the owner who has selected the appliances and such the apartment will probably be furnished with appliances of good quality. He will not want, for example, to have a stove that has a gas problem that could damage his property.

There are also disadvantages to furnished places. A main disadvantage is the cost. Expect to pay significantly more for a furnished rental. The landlord will need to collect enough extra rent to make it worthwhile to him to furnish the place. Some people also prefer to furnish their own houses so that they know that everything is clean and has been taken care of.


The advantages of renting an unfurnished house are also many. First, the rental price is usually a lot lower. Secondly, you get the opportunity to select the furniture that works best for you. You select the décor so your home can better reflect the style that you prefer. Thirdly, if you are buying new furnishings and appliances you can be certain that everything is in working order and also that it is all clean!

However, there are also disadvantages for unfurnished places. It takes time to go out and buy everything you need for a house or apartment. If you are new to the country or city, you may not know where to go to get everything. You will not only have to find where to buy your furnishings. You have to figure out how to get it all transported to your house and moved in! All of this can take time and money.

In conclusion, the decision to rent a house furnished or unfurnished ultimately depends on your needs and desires. For many who are short term renters, the furnished option is easiest and best. For those looking at a long term rental, it may just be worth the time, effort and expense to look into renting your home unfurnished.

How to find a rental property in Libya?

As you begin the process of looking for the ideal rental property in Libya, you need to consider your options. There are really 4 ways to find the best property.

Local Real Estate Agent

Libya has a wide variety of real estate offices. From the established real estate companies to the tiny, road-side offices, you can have your choice of which agent to use. We would advise that you find a reputable agent to work with, who can help you locate the perfect property. Make sure you understand the agents fees and conditions before looking for properties.

Your Local Friends

Another great way to find a rental property is through your connection of local friends. If you have time, you can put the word out to your friends to see if they know anyone looking to rent. Many times, you will find some excellent treasures that the agents are not aware of. [Read more…]