- Renting an apartment in Ghana can be difficult for new tenants as they may not know what to do or who to contact
- Many naive tenants have fallen into the hands of dodgy men posing as landlords to scam unsuspecting victims
- Without proper help, tenants are sure to get stressed after viewing a number of apartments and still remain dissatisfied.
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The rental sector in Ghana is not well regulated. This makes it difficult for property seekers to verify who they are dealing with when looking for an apartment. It also means that there are plenty of apartments on the market that are quite livable with unreasonable prices.
Property seekers can navigate the mess and land good properties faster and easier by considering the factors below.
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Use online property portals
There are a number of online property portals that help people see all that an apartment has to offer from the comfort of their own home. This makes it easier for people to make decisions about properties before going to physically view.
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Use the services of real estate agents
Qualified real estate agents help people acquire property by going through the legwork, paperwork and all sorts of things that go into securing an apartment. Agents know where to find the properties their clients are looking for and can also advise them on the ideal places to stay.
Attend housing fairs
Home shows are events where several real estate companies and agencies come together under one roof to showcase the properties they have on the market. It’s a great way for those looking to rent or buy to browse multiple properties on the same lot without having to travel.
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Additionally, these fairs give people the opportunity to interact with vendors, compare prices, and learn about the industry.
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