How Temporary Housing Works

Are you one of those who needs to rent a flat just for a few months because you are passing through the city? Then you need temporary housing. Here we'll explain how it works.

It is not a strange situation to have the need to move to a place for an endless number of reasons. The studies or the labour obligations are the main causes by which people move during some determined months to another locality. Among the different options, renting a home can be the easiest and fastest option to solve the residential need. When the contract is signed with a justified reason and for a certain period of time it is called temporary housing. We'll tell you everything you need to know.

What Is Temporary Housing?

Temporary housing is a rent in which the tenant that satisfies his usual residential needs, rents another house to cover his housing demand during a determined period of time. The main difference between a residential lease and this model is not the duration of the contract, but the cause that leads both parties to formalize an agreement.

At the time of formalizing the agreement, what should be taken into account?

Unlike residential rental, where the agreement can be established verbally if you opt for the temporary is mandatory to draft a lease. In this document must appear the reason why the tenant needs to rent a property during a certain period of time and all those issues that have been agreed by both parties.

You must never miss the duration of the contract, which cannot be extended, the amount of the deposit (the LAU provides that, all rental agreements that are different for the usual use of the house, it is necessary to deliver two months as a deposit), or the manner of termination of the contract.

What Are the Rights and Obligations of Tenants?

The main obligations of the tenant are the payment of the monthly rent, communicate and justify the reason why he wants to rent a house temporarily and the delivery of the amount as a deposit. The rest of obligations depend on everything agreed between the two parties, although it is more usual for the lessee to assume the cost of supplies, keep the property in the same condition as it was found and comply with everything specified in the contract document.

On the rights side, the owner should keep the home with the minimum technical conditions for its habitability, as long as the damages have not been caused by misuse or negligence, and the right to recover the deposit, if the contract is finalized in time and form, there are no debts or no damages.