Are you looking to rent an apartment or house in Tripoli, Libya? Tripoli has an abundance of houses and apartments available for rent. The variations depend on things such as area of town, size of the property, as well as the condition or age of the house or apartment. However, one item that is often overlooked when seeking to get the best rental out there is the timing! The following are the two best times to get out and look for your next rental.
BEFORE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR FOR SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES
Before schools and universities begin their school year, many landlords are often looking for good renters. Teachers and professors who come from out of town or even outside of Libya to work and teach here are attractive renters. It is also when other expats choose to come to work in Libya because they want to get their children settled into their new house and schools at the beginning of the school term. For these reasons, landlords may be willing to offer lower rents to attract the best renters. Be sure to check around the areas of the schools and universities for the best rents during this time. It’s also an added convenience to be close to your children’s school to cut down on the commuting time it takes to get them to and from school each day!
END OF THE MONTH
Probably the best time to look for a rental here in Tripoli is at the end of the month. Many rental contracts are written to begin at the start of the month. When people move out they do so at the end of their contract, which is therefore at the end of the month. Since the end of the month is when most people move out of their rentals, it is the time when there are the most available options for those who are looking to rent. If you are looking to rent at the lower end of the market in terms of rental prices, this is an especially good time to find a house or apartment to rent. Villas and apartment priced at 1000LYD or lower are not easy to find and those that you do find do NOT tend to stay on the market long at all. So if you are looking for a lower cost rental, plan your search for the end of the month and be prepared to sign a contract quickly if you find a property that you like.