Renting a villa in Puerto Rico is not particularly challenging, just that you need to know a few things about the process, the people, how these transactions go through, and to which aspects of the renting you need to pay special attention.
Here’s everything that you need to know about Puerto Rico villas for rent.
Puerto Rico Villas 101
There are 78 towns/municipalities in Puerto Rico, and there are villas for rent in most of them. Villas are featuring all amenities, sizes, and for every budget. Some are just meters away from the white sandy beaches, while others are in the center of the island. Then there are villas in rural communities, which are the total opposite of the urban villas in San Jose.
Rental Contracts & Landlords
Rental contracts are in Spanish. So, if you deal directly with the landlord, you need to find someone to help you translate the rental agreement. Landlords may add all sorts of clauses that might not be in your favor. Some would even stipulate that you need to pay for all repairs that might happen during the duration of your rental contract.
As far as the law and regulated obligations, you can’t expect any protection as a renter. The local law says whatever is signed in the rental agreement is valid.
Again, make sure that you understand the rental contract and ask the tenant to make changes if necessary.
In case of a dispute, you can take the matter to a local court. The judge will most likely hear out both parties, but the eventual ruling will be most likely based on what is written in the rental contract. Plus, you will need to hire a lawyer, and all the proceedings will be in Spanish.