Guide to Renting Property in Spain

Types of property available to rent in Spain

It is easy to find the home of your dreams to rent in Spain, whether you are after a countryside finca, a luxury apartment or a villa in the outskirts of town, both in capital cities like Madrid and Barcelona and coastal havens in Malaga and Cadiz.

Where to rent in Spain?

Some of the most popular areas for international tenants include Marbella, Puerto Banús, Sotogrande and Estepona. These coastal cities and towns are famed for their laidback lifestyle and excellent facilities for families. The town of San Pedro, within Marbella, has recently undergone extensive refurbishment, with a stunning boulevard, including play areas for children.

Puerto Banús, meanwhile, is revered by the party crowd, and is also home to a chic port with luxury yachts and designer boutiques. Statistics show that the vast majority of international buyers who show an interest in renting in Spain, will do so. In part, this is because of Spain’s reputation as an excellent place to settle and bring up a family. Coastal towns like Marbella or Sotogrande boast excellent facilities, parks and international schools, with the city of Málaga fast gaining a reputation for being a mini cultural capital in Europe.

Rental prices in Spain

The average one-bedroom apartment in Spain will cost around €530 per month if located in the city centre, and €395 if located outside the centre.For a three bedroom apartment, expect to pay €841 in the city centre, and €638 outside the centre. In the south of Spain rents are lower than in Madrid or Barcelona, so you can pay as little as €450 for a two-bedroom apartment, or approximately €750 for a semi-detached home or small villa (luxury villas cost considerably more to rent, sometimes over €6,000 per week or more for a large home). On islands like Ibiza, a seafront home can cost over €20,000 to rent per week, especially during peak season. A two-bedroom country house in Frigiliana (in Málaga) with one bathroom and its own swimming pool, can cost as little as €400 per month.

Costs of renting in Spain

Many landlords will ask you for a deposit comprising double your monthly rent; this deposit will be returned in full at the end of the rental period if there is no damage to the property. The tenant is also expected to pay for utilities and minor repairs. For a two-bedroom apartment, utilities usually cost between €80 and €150 per month.

Property Renting Process in Spain

Winkworth International has exclusive access to the best rental homes in each region; we will find a home that works best for your needs and budget. We can match you with the perfect spot in the city or town of your choice. Our Winkworth International team are familiar with all the most popular spots to rent an apartment or villa in Spain, and, as an established international company, we are often the first choice for landlords wishing to rent out their properties.

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