1. What is the first thing to keep in mind when renting out a house?
The first decision that a landlord must make is what type of rental option you want for your house, because today the market offers two different alternatives:
The long-term rental is traditionally where the tenant looks for a place in which to establish his habitual residence with the idea of stability.
And the short-term rental, aimed at both domestic and foreign tourists as well as executives looking for a place to stay temporarily, is an alternative to a hotel.
Conversely, long-term rentals offer the lessor more income stability and less likelihood of having to change tenants, with the costs involved.
2. Are furnished or unfurnished houses better rented?
For those who are looking for a stable long-term tenant, an unfurnished house would be a better option. However, those owners who want short-stay tenants (tourists who come on holidays, executives who will stay only a few months for professional reasons ...) will have more ease when renting out the property if they have it furnished.
3. What would be the perfect tenant? How can we avoid fraud? Can you ask for references about the tenant in Spain?
The perfect tenant is the one that best meets the expectations of the owner. And not only is it just a matter of money, but also a mutual "feeling" between both.
When buying a house, the relationship between buyer and seller can be reduced to a simple signature in the office of a Notary, but in the rent, signing the contract is only the beginning of the relationship between owner and tenant, where everything will be more rewarding for both if they understand each other well and have common interests.