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Old Jun 12th 2007, 9:31 pm
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I've just returned from a week's holiday in Alicante and I'm more determined than ever to try living in Spain. However, I've only recently set up my own buisness and don't have much money in the bank. Therefore, I'll be looking for rented accomodation for the first couple of years at least. My question is : is it difficult to find? I've read that there is a huge shortage in apartments for rent in Spain. I looked in the windows at the estate agents in Alicante and they were nearly all properties for sale. I've also looked at a few sites on the net but can only really find short term rentals on the costa.
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Old Jun 12th 2007, 10:37 pm
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I've just returned from a week's holiday in Alicante and I'm more determined than ever to try living in Spain. However, I've only recently set up my own buisness and don't have much money in the bank. Therefore, I'll be looking for rented accomodation for the first couple of years at least. My question is : is it difficult to find? I've read that there is a huge shortage in apartments for rent in Spain. I looked in the windows at the estate agents in Alicante and they were nearly all properties for sale. I've also looked at a few sites on the net but can only really find short term rentals on the costa.
If you are searching in English you will probably only find holiday lets, search in Spanish for the long term ones.
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Old Jun 13th 2007, 1:36 am
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I've just returned from a week's holiday in Alicante and I'm more determined than ever to try living in Spain. However, I've only recently set up my own buisness and don't have much money in the bank. Therefore, I'll be looking for rented accomodation for the first couple of years at least. My question is : is it difficult to find? I've read that there is a huge shortage in apartments for rent in Spain. I looked in the windows at the estate agents in Alicante and they were nearly all properties for sale. I've also looked at a few sites on the net but can only really find short term rentals on the costa.
There are plenty of estate agents round here that have long term rentals as well as sales. Plenty of houses ans apartments for long term rent, basically from about 400 euros a month upwards depending on what you are looking for.
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Old Jun 13th 2007, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by kafkaesque
I've just returned from a week's holiday in Alicante and I'm more determined than ever to try living in Spain. However, I've only recently set up my own buisness and don't have much money in the bank. Therefore, I'll be looking for rented accomodation for the first couple of years at least. My question is : is it difficult to find? I've read that there is a huge shortage in apartments for rent in Spain. I looked in the windows at the estate agents in Alicante and they were nearly all properties for sale. I've also looked at a few sites on the net but can only really find short term rentals on the costa.
Try.....


http://www.kyero.com/browse/pgn1ppp20prv3slt1srt4


Or......

http://alicante.loquo.com/?fix=1
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Old Jun 13th 2007, 4:49 am
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We are near Benidorm - all the local estate agents have plenty of properties to let and I do mean long term. May I suggest that you leave the English websites alone and come out for a long weekend and do a recce?
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Old Jun 13th 2007, 8:31 am
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Default Re: Finding rented accomodation in Spain

Thanks for the replies, they are very helpful and encouraging. I looked at the links and it seems that I won't have such a difficult time flat hunting as I feared!
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Hi it may also be worth checking these websites in the classifieds:
Roundtown News. Coastrider . and Costa Blanca News there are always loads of properties for rent with out having to pay agents fees too.
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