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5 Basics Every Rental Contract Must Include

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5 Basics Every Rental Contract Must Include

If you’re looking to rent a property or you are an Ibiza property owner thinking to rent out your property this year, do you know all the important information that should appear in your rental contract?

1 – The Parties:

Who the rental contract is between. It goes without saying that every rental contract must include the landlord and tenant information.

2 – The deposit:

In Ibiza, the deposit is usually a month’s worth of rent, which the tenant needs to pay to the landlord in cash at the start of the rental period. The landlord can’t keep the deposit for themselves, but must pass it on to the appropriate authorities in their local community. The deposit must be returned once the contract ends as long as there’s no damage in the property.

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3 – The rent:

The exact amount of monthly rent to be paid is negotiable and unless otherwise specified, needs to be paid within the first seven days of each month. It can be paid in cash, by bank transfer or standing order. Under no circumstances can the landlord demand more than a month’s rent in advance.

4 – Contract length:

This can be as long or as short as the two parties agree to make it. There is often a clause which obliges the tenant to stay for a minimum period of one year, with a penalty to pay if they leave before. However, the tenant has the legal right to terminate the contract after six months but must express this in writing ahead of time.

5 – Special clauses:

There are several special clauses that can be added into a rental contract, such as who is in charge of the expenses and community fees, or who pays in case of repairs. Make sure to state clearly the responsibilities of each party to avoid unpleasant situations during your time of renting a property.

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