Renting an apartment long term in Sao Paulo is often very tricky. Long term SP rentals are often for a minimum of 3 years meaning they are only suitable for those looking to live here permanently. Also for long term flat rentals you need to have a guarantor or pay for an insurance policy. This costs a lot, is very bureaucratic, and in most cases is impossible to organise.
Also, in general long term flats in Sao Paulo and Brazil don’t come with furniture. You have to supply this yourself!
Therefore, the majority of people need to rent furnished flats short term, even if they are intending to only stay for 12-18 months.
The short term rental market moves very quick. Being the business hub of the largest economy in South America, demand for apartments in Sao Paulo is massive. On average, a good quality Sao Paulo apartment is only available for one day between tenants. Therefore in order for you to rent what you want, you need to be able to move very quickly. Money needs to be made available immediately upon acceptance. As you will note from our FAQs, unlike other countries, a property is only accepted at the point money has been paid and contracts signed.
Landlords and owners of flats in Sao Paulo in the main part only deal with agents as they want someone else to deal with the client finding and administration. Very seldom will a landlord negotiate on the price. He doesn’t need to. He knows rental demand is strong enough for him to be able to pick his tenant.
The trick is, to identify what you want and be ready to move ahead immediately. Take a look at our page here for a check list of what is required by you.
We make this process easier due to our large rental network of landlords, and strong in site information tools. Most apartments can be booked online, and all relevant information is available online, including agreements, 360 degree HD video, inventories and services. Search now for your perfect apartment!
You will always be doing a deal with the owner direct. We act only as the intermediary supporting you through the accommodation search and dealing. However in effect we will in most cases be able to manage the entire process for you, from showing you around the rental apartment, to organising the lease, to facilitating payment and checking you in and out. We are here to help!