Some of you may give more value to unfurnished houses in the sense you can do the décor from scratch. It is an option when you know you have to live there for years. However, when the time of stay is only a few months, the best option is to go for furnished houses/apartments for rent in Pakistan.
What to Expect from a Furnished House for Rent in Pakistan?
It comes with all the furniture that a reasonable person can afford to set up. Moreover, it is a house you can start living immediately in. When every room is equipped with the appropriate furniture, it automatically becomes ‘ready to live’. Consequently, the rent of the place goes higher than a place without it.
When we rent a furnished house or flat, it means we expect it to be fully furnished. But there are semi-furnished places too with slightly fewer items in them. For instance, as a rule, kitchen utensils are not part of the semi-furnished apartments in the world.
In a fully furnished home, you find items such as –
- A sofa, a coffee table, curtains, and a bookshelf in the living or lounge
- The dining room with chairs and a table
- Kitchen utensils, plates, and other crockery items
- A bed with side tables, dresser and a desk with a few chairs
Hence, it is livable from the word go. Items like soap, shampoo, and things of personal hygiene are usually the responsibility of the renter and not of the real estate agency.
Let’s come to the three main benefits of furnished houses for rent in Pakistan.
1.Higher Rent for Landlords and immediately livable for Tenants
Both the renter and the landlord can utilize it for their benefits. The house offers living facilities to the renter, thus instantly becomes rentable. Similarly, the investor who owns the place benefits in terms of monetary value and a good repute of that place in the future. A spick and span place speaks of quality out loud.
Having to purchase furniture and move to an unfurnished location is not easy to deal with when you are just visiting. The hassle is too much and not feasible in the least. If you have to travel for business from city to city, furnished houses for rent offer the right solution. When the place has everything, all you have to do is focus on what you’re there for.
However, the temporary housing factor makes the rent go high. When the residence is permanent, the cash cycle follows a seamless pattern, but in a temporary housing setup, cash flow may undergo hiccups and become unstable. Since the duration of the stay is short and you don’t know when the next client will be ready to rent the place, it is not economically possible to charge less.
Ordinarily, the furnished houses for rent are 20 to 40% expensive than the unfurnished ones.
2. Higher Security Deposit
When there is furniture involved, it is common for landlords to sign an agreement with a higher security deposit. It secures the future of that place in terms of upgrading and fixing furniture time after time. The paint may also need a touchup after an individual, group or family vacates a place. Therefore, the expenses of maintenance are dealt with at the start of this venture.
3. Open Invitation to the Elite Class
The furnished place automatically attracts those who can afford it. It is the plus side of having a furnished house for rent in Pakistan. Most of these clients involve students from other cities, businessmen, newly married couples, young professionals, and families looking to start fresh. If you have a place in let’s say Model Town, DHA, Gulberg III, or Askari 10, the posh factor comes into play and invites the trendy people.
Company managers, young couples and high salaried professionals appreciate a place with amenities such as markets, hospitals, food marts, grocery stores, restaurants, shopping malls, parks and recreational places nearby. Each of them has a unique significance.
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