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Advice on spending winters in Lanzarote

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:06pm
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Lyndy99

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Location: Puerto del Carmen

Joined: 11 Nov 2020

Hi Forum Members,

I am trying to work towards spending a significant part of the British Winter in Lanzarote - the plan was to spend 6 weeks this winter in holiday accommodation as fact finding visit to plan for a longer stay in the winter of 21/22 but  of course everything on hold at the moment!

So just wondered if any of the members have done something similar and if so if there is any useful advice.

Its highly unlikely I would be able to afford to buy in Lanzarote so I would probably be looking for a 3 month rental - but have heard some horror stories about doing this privately and the agents seem to charge very large fees for arranging the rental so any advice on this would be very welcome.

Many thanks, Lynne

alun1955

Posted: Thu Dec 3, 2020 5:11am

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Location: Playa Blanca

Joined: 20 Nov 2020

Posted: Thu Dec 3, 2020 5:11am

Lyndy99 wrote on Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:06pm:

Hi Forum Members,

I am trying to work towards spending a significant part of the British Winter in Lanzarote - the plan was to spend 6 weeks this winter in holiday accommodation as fact finding visit to plan for a longer stay in the winter of 21/22 but  of course everything on hold at the moment!...

...

So just wondered if any of the members have done something similar and if so if there is any useful advice.

Its highly unlikely I would be able to afford to buy in Lanzarote so I would probably be looking for a 3 month rental - but have heard some horror stories about doing this privately and the agents seem to charge very large fees for arranging the rental so any advice on this would be very welcome.

Many thanks, Lynne

Lynne,

yes there are scams. we have been visiting Lanzarote (and many other destinations) for years for long winter stays. We use AIRRBNB, Booking.com, Holidayletting.com, and other online agents. Just read the reviews to form an opinion about a property. Then use your first visit to do your research, either with the owner or estate agents where you want to visit.

Gozo4860

Posted: Sun Dec 6, 2020 10:39am

Posts: 27

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Location: Puerto del Carmen

Joined: 10 Aug 2019

Posted: Sun Dec 6, 2020 10:39am

Hi there,

We rent our property to long termers, 3 months and above, we have had property on the island for 6 years and use a reputable agent, the price you pay will be the price, we pay the agent. The only variables are usage in electric and water. 

Google clarity consulting Lanzarote 

Steph is a reputable consultant providing advise in Law, financial and tax matters and properties for experts.

Use facebook at your own risk, this is where scammers operate.

Let me know if you need further help 

Of course we have to consider too who is renting and the risks so full details of your uk address and proof would be required and you would need to sign a legal contract as you would to rent in England

Steve

Lyndy99

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:22am

Lyndy99

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Posts: 4

Location: Puerto del Carmen

Joined: 11 Nov 2020

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:22am

Gozo4860 wrote on Sun Dec 6, 2020 10:39am:

Hi there,

We rent our property to long termers, 3 months and above, we have had property on the island for 6 years and use a reputable agent, the price you pay will be the price, we pay the agent. The only variables are usage in electric and water. 

Google clarity consulting Lanzarote 

Steph is a reputable consultant providing advise in Law, financial and tax matters and properties for experts.

Use facebook at your own risk, this is where scammers operate.

Let me know if you need further help 

Of course we have to consider too who is renting and the risks so full details of your uk address and proof would be required and you would need to sign a legal contract as you would to rent in England

Steve

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the useful info and contact.  Ideally I want to stay in the Pocillos/Matagorda area.  I would have no problem with signing a contract or providing proofs - I want to rent legally - the only problem I found with the agent I spoke to was that they charged 1 months rental commission regardless of the length of contract - so for the 3 month rental I was looking for I would have been charged for 4 months.

Many thanks, Lynne

Lyndy99

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:24am

Lyndy99

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Posts: 4

Location: Puerto del Carmen

Joined: 11 Nov 2020

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:24am

alun1955 wrote on Thu Dec 3, 2020 5:11am:

Lynne,

yes there are scams. we have been visiting Lanzarote (and many other destinations) for years for long winter stays. We use AIRRBNB, Booking.com, Holidayletting.com, and other online agents. Just read the reviews to form an opinion about a property. Then use your first visit to do your research, e...

...ither with the owner or estate agents where you want to visit.

Hi Alun,

Thanks for the advice - good idea to approach airbnb owners to see if they would do a longer term rental - when I looked into a 3 month rental through an agent I was told the commission would be one month's rental regardless of the length of the rental so I would have been charged 4 months rental for a 3 month stay.

Thanks, Lynne

Gozo4860

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:02am

Posts: 27

10 helpful points

Location: Puerto del Carmen

Joined: 10 Aug 2019

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:02am

Lyndy99 wrote on Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:22am:

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the useful info and contact.  Ideally I want to stay in the Pocillos/Matagorda area.  I would have no problem with signing a contract or providing proofs - I want to rent legally - the only problem I found with the agent I spoke to was that they charged 1 months rental commis...

...sion regardless of the length of contract - so for the 3 month rental I was looking for I would have been charged for 4 months.

Many thanks, Lynne

Hi Lynne,

The extra month is a bond against property damage that you get back if no damage.

This is standard for any property letting 

Steve

Lyndy99

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:16pm

Lyndy99

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Location: Puerto del Carmen

Joined: 11 Nov 2020

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:16pm

thanks for the extra info - I was told it was commission not a deposit but maybe something got lost in translation :) 

Gozo4860

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:29pm

Posts: 27

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Location: Puerto del Carmen

Joined: 10 Aug 2019

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:29pm

We have a 1 bed apt in Los Pocillos that we rent through an agent, long term, minm 3 months. The agent takes a fixed amount from what you pay us of 10%.

There is bond of 1 month held and this is repaid at the end subject to no damage and the apartment being left clean and tidy.

It is currently rented but will be available from April this year.

Steve

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