Barcelona Rental Guide

How To Rent In Barcelona 2024 edition

This Barcelona rental guide is a PDF ebook explaining how to rent in Barcelona, Spain. The 38-page ebook helps you find and rent accommodation in the Catalan capital by explaining how the rental market functions, and informs you of the preparations you need to make in order to rent successfully, for the medium to long-term in Barcelona.

The 2024 edition has had a major update, with additional pages including chapters on temporary rentals and the empadronamiento process, as well as the rental law changes of 2023.

Barcelona rental guide

Need to find a property to rent in Barcelona? Don’t speak Spanish? Short of time? Don’t understand the rental market in Barcelona? This Barcelona rental guide, with 38 pages, will give you all the information you need to source and rent a property.

Written by a property finder – someone who knows the rental market in Barcelona.

The rental guide is divided into sections covering all the stages of renting a property:

  • Fees and expenses you will need to pay
  • Standard rental terms and conditions
  • Finding rental properties and arranging viewings
  • The right questions to ask at viewings
  • How to reserve your property
  • Understanding your rental contract

Why should you buy this Barcelona rental guide?

After reading this guide you will fully understand the procedure of renting in Barcelona, know how to cover each stage of the rental process, and therefore know what is standard policy to avoid delays and misunderstandings.

Barcelona rental guide – what’s included:

  • Things to note about renting:
    A summary of how the rental market functions in Barcelona, for example, who has to pay the agent’s fee, and the timescale needed.
  • Standard rental requirements:
    An explanation of the standard requirements that any agent or owner will expect you to be able to fulfil, for example deposit amounts and necessary documentation.
  • Temporary rental contracts:
    An explanation and the differences that apply.
  • Finding a property to rent:
    Searching online, finding and using local real estate agencies.
  • Viewing properties:
    The viewing process – how much time to allow, how to get around Barcelona and a check list of points to remember and look out for when viewing a property.
  • Questions to ask:
    Important questions that you should ask the agent or owner when you view a property.
  • Making an offer:
    How to make an offer and tips for negotiating a lower price.
  • Reserving your property:
    What you need to have prepared in order to make a swift reservation. What you need to do and pay in order to reserve your property.
  • The long-term rental contract:
    Gives an outline of the standard terms of a long-term contract and guidelines on what should and should not be included.
  • Utilities and internet:
    The tenant is responsible for organising the payment of the utility bills, this section gives advice on how best to do that.
  • Empadronamiento:
    How to register as your local town hall once you’ve signed your rental contract.
  • Property finding services:
    A summary of our Barcelona property finding services and how you can save time and money by having viewings arranged for you, and being guided through the whole rental process.
  • Resources:
    Useful resources, for example banking in English in Barcelona, currency transfers…
  • Checklist:
    Finally, a list of all the things you need to have done and have ready in order to rent a property quickly and efficiently.

This e-book rental guide is aimed at helping people who want to search for properties themselves, but who still need local, first-hand information and advice to successfully find somewhere to live in Barcelona.

Download and Payment instructions:

The ebook is available as a PDF by digital download and costs €12.

Click the “Add to Cart” button, and then proceed to the Checkout. You can pay securely by credit card, debit card or with PayPal.

Once you have paid, you will receive an email containing a link to download How to Rent in Barcelona.

You have 48 hours in order to download the guide once you have paid. If you have any problems when purchasing your ebook, please contact me on: [email protected].

Because the book is a digital product, we do not offer returns or refunds.


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By following this guide and despite being told by the estate agents that it was the worst week of the year to be looking, we located a flat by Wednesday, in the area that my son had selected., generously provided us with a translation of the lease at a nominal cost. – Marie

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