These are the most frequently asked questions that we receive from first-time renters. Hope it can help you have a general picture of renting property in Da Nang, Vietnam.
Usually yes, but availability changes all the time (Especially apartments). We try to keep our website as up to date as possible. But regretfully it’s not always 100% accurate. Please let us know which properties you would like to see, and we will check to see if they are available for viewings as soon as possible!
The information we provide about all of the properties we list on our websites or offer for rent are invariably provided by the owners of the properties or other source deemed to be reliable and are believed to be correct.
We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information we provide on behalf of such owners. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this information.
None at all! Because all costs are met by house owners before we advertise their property, our service is always free for prospective tenants!
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Please note that map references are not accurate, they are for general location purposes only!!
Unlike in the West, tenant screening process (employment references, lease guarantor, credit check and so) is not a common practice in Viet Nam. Therefore, preparing for the process is not necessary unless specified by the landlord.
Apart from your current passport as proof of identity and a valid visa, nothing at all!
The booking deposit is commonly the quantity of one month’s rent. Landlords ask it to make sure you will take their house, apartment or villa… so they can cancel other requests from other people for viewings or renting the property.
After the landlord accepts this deposit, if he or she rents the house to another party or changes his/her mind (sell the house, don’t want you to rent the property), he/she must compensate for double the deposit.
This deposit becomes part of the security deposit, or advance rental payment after the entire lease agreement is signed.
The security deposit is usually one month of the rental price and will be refunded to the tenant at the end of the contract.
The security deposit is to protect landlords against any damage to the property caused by the tenant. In case such events take place, the landlord has the right to deduct the cost of repairs from the security deposit when the tenant moves out.
The security deposit also helps the landlords to pay utility bills for tenants who move out without notice before the end of the contract.
After tenants have purged all of their personal belongings, restored the property to its clean, liveable pre-rental state, settled any remaining utility bills and turned in the keys, landlords are normally required to refund the security deposit (minus any appropriate deductions) within a 7-day limit. In reality, however, the reimbursement is often given to tenants before they actually move out.
The rental contract is made between the landlord and the tenant. In most cases, HRD will draw up the contract in consultation with the landlord and the tenant and forward the contract to both parties for viewing before going to sign.
Worry not, Vietnamese law demands that an official rental contract is drawn up and endorsed by both the tenant and the landlord (either the property owner or their chosen representative). As a legally binding arrangement, lease agreements in Vietnam set out the obligations of the landlord (lessor) and the “duties and liabilities” of the tenant (lessee) alongside terms and conditions.
At HRD, our tenancy agreements and inventories are issued both in English and Vietnamese.
Besides paying renting fee to the landlord, house renters usually have to pay all the utility bills (including water, electricity and sometimes cable TV and Internet).
For those renting serviced apartments, the utility costs (except electricity) are usually included in the renting fee.
Besides keeping the property - both indoors and outdoors - in tip-top condition, it’s up to the tenant to carry out general maintenance tasks such as replacing blown electrical fuses; keeping drains clear of debris; making minor repairs like unclogging a blocked toilet or touching up bathroom caulks; mending or replacing any articles belonging to the owner that have been damaged or broken during your tenancy.
On the other hand, if the shower has gone kaput, the garage door has jammed, the roof is gushing water or you have discovered a serious termite infestation; immediately acknowledge the landlord and let them handle these issues.
Regarding electricity, in case there happens to be a power cut in your rental property, the first and foremost thing to do is to check around your neighbourhood. If the surrounding apartments or houses are experiencing the same problem, then the power outage is a regional issue and therefore, out of control of the landlords. Only after you have been sure that the problem only happens with your house should you notice the landlord and demand adjustments. Also, put yourself in the landlord’s shoes and be an empathetic tenant during such occurrences. If the Internet is not available during power cuts, find a cafe with free Wifi to do your work, don’t bother the landlord with something that they can’t control.
No matter what your justification to exit the rental contract prior to its expiry date, tenancy agreements in Vietnam particularly make clear that such action will result in the tenant having to sacrifice all of their security deposit. Even when a break or takeover clause is specified in the contract, the ultimate decision will be at the mercy of the landlord’s discretion.
If you ask for a red invoice to give it to your company, you will need to pay 10% more for the rental price for VAT