Rent Apartment in Ho Chi Minh: What you need to Know

The problem will always be finding the right apartment. Searching for a new home is not always a simple and straightforward process; so in a city of over 13 million and 19 districts finding a reliable property agent in Ho Chi Minh City is a must in order to guarantee a smooth rental process.

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How the Standard Renting Process works in Vietnam:

Step 1: What are you looking for?

If you have time, familiarize yourself with the neighborhoods and types of properties available in Ho Chi Minh through various websites or talking directly with one of our consulstants. From charming lane houses to high-rise apartments to sprawling villas, Ho Chi Minh has something for everyone. If you want some preliminary guidance, check out the following –

How long will you be staying?

A short-term let is ideal if you are looking for a residential solution for less than six months. These are perfect for business trips and short work assignments.

Short-term lets are especially popular with people getting to know a new area or those renovating or moving homes. A short-term let will offer you flexibility in rental length and they are typically furnished to a high standard with all bills included in the rent.

Consider a managed property

An increasing number of tenants choose to rent fully managed properties for complete peace of mind.

Renting a managed property has the benefit of a dedicated property manager to handle your day-to-day issues, a 24-hour helpline should a problem arise and the assurance that your property is fully compliant with all safety regulations.

Step 2: Property Proposal

Once the propert agent in Vietnam has a clear understanding of your requirements, they will provide you with a portfolio of options tailored to your specific needs. When new properties come in, your agent will keep you up-to-date via email and social media alerts.

Step 3: House Visits

Wether after work or on the weekend, your property agent in Vietnam will accommodate to your schedule to ensure a smooth home-finding process:

Most agencies in Vietnam have staff available during weekends and other off-working hours to support you with viewings at any time of your convenience.

In order to secure a property we recommend an early viewing. If you’ve arranged to visit many properties in one day, a good property agent will hire a private car for the whole tour.

Step 4: Making an offer

Once you have identified a suitable property, you will be required to complete an application for tenancy where you may state any special conditions of the offer and provide details for your references. Your agent will then communicate this offer to the landlord.

Step 5: Offer agreed

If your offer is accepted, your property agent in Vietnam will organize the following regardless of whether your property is managed or not:

  • Advanced Payments
  • Arrangement of Tenancy Agreement signing
  • Collection of your move-in payment (rent + deposit)

Step 6: Completion

Upon completion, you will be given your set of keys and, if your property is managed, we will provide you with your dedicated property manager’s contact details. After this, its time to move in to your new home.

Tips when Renting an Apartment in Ho Chi Minh City:

  1. Be Specific with your budget and location.
  2. Get a receipt for anything you pay.
  3. Read your contract and check every item mentioned there (contracts come in english and Vietnamese)
  4. Take a look at the expiration date of the contract.
  5. Check if the unit counts with Double Glazed Windows (for the harsh noice)
  6. Avoid Properties Nearby Empty Lots
  7. Avoid Properties Facing the Road.
  8. Avoid properties in construction areas

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