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Renting a condo in Chiang Mai – Quick overview!

Renting a condo in Chiang Mai - Quick overview!

Condo rentals are popular among those moving to Chiang Mai Thailand because they are so plentiful and you can find really nice accommodations for inexpensive rates.   There are many real estate companies and property specialists that help those thinking of renting a condo in Chiang Mai.

If you don’t know the area well, consider staying in a hotel for a week or two while you look at the properties that interest you, and do some research on certain areas to have a better idea of what areas are better than others and why.  It’s a great way to get to know the area a little bit and not rent a place, sight unseen and end up with something you didn’t expect you were getting.

The rental terms can be anywhere from month to month all the way to 12 month rentals.  Most condos don’t allow pets, but there are some that allow them, so if you have a pet, your choices will be extremely restricted .

Some condo buildings have the same type of amenities that you would find in a hotel: restaurants on site, motorcycle rentals, laundry service, shops, cleaning services and more.  Sometimes they may offer drivers or other specialty services.  Each condo building you check out will have its own unique offerings, so just check out each one to see what fits your needs the best.

The costs of renting a condo in Chiang Mai will range anywhere from 6,000 baht all the way up to 50,000 baht and more depending on the size, amenities, furnishings, location and more of the unit you’re renting.  Just for the sake of knowledge 100 baht is the equivalent of $3.00 USD (Roughly),   so even the higher costing condos are not super expensive compared to some of the rentals in your home country.

Most condos that are for rent come fully furnished, with everything you need to live already there.  You may need or want to purchase linens, towels, and personal items that make it “yours” but it is likely that you will not need anything when you move in.   Should you rent an unfurnished place, you can find furnishings relatively inexpensive, especially wicker.

Condo owners do tend to prefer long term rentals of at least one year, but you can find shorter term condos as well that are just as pleasant as the long term rentals with such things as internet, furnished kitchenettes, balconies, a bathtub, a/c units, and even internet.   It’s unlikely that you would not find something that would accommodate your every need.

When renting out a condo, the owners typically want 2 months deposit, sometimes an additional security and then the rent is due at a certain time each month.