We provide multiple payment options. The actual payment details can be found here.
Asap you have decided on the property you want to rent in SP, you need to pay the administration tax. This is normally around 30% of the monthly rental price, but in most cases we try to fix it at 700 Brls. This will allow us to start work on securing and negotiating on the property on your behalf.
Once we have confirmed your reservation, you will then need to send the first months rent and the deposit either via cash direct to the office, or via the alternative payment options provided. Once this has been received, the landlord will be informed and if still available he will hold the property for you. If the property is not still available we will either refund your rent (not the administration tax) or hold it on account for your next property. This is up to you.
You can pay us in the following currencies:
- Brazilian Real
You can make payment via the following routes (charges vary)
- Paypal multi currency
- Moneybookers multi currency
- Credit card payment
- Cash direct to either us or the landlord
- Bank transfer
From a Brazilian bank account:
If you are making a bank transfer from inside Brazil, you can transfer the money to our Brazilian bank account, details of which can be provided upon request.
From a global bank account:
If you are making a bank transfer from outside of Brazil we strongly advise you to use our payments gateway. This is via a third party FSA regulated exchange firm based in London, England.
The process for using this is:
1. Pay money in any currency to our exchange client account. We hold currency accounts in EUR, GBP, USD and HKD. Details can be found here.
2. These funds will then be converted into Brazilian Reals and released to the landlord upon confirmation by you.
This process is guaranteed and quick. The exchange cost, whilst obviously variable day by day will be around or better than the rate offered to you by the bank and will be at least 2 days quicker. Also there are no transaction charges added saving you money.
We strongly advise you to use this. We have set this up to ensure monies can get to the landlord in time. Once he knows we have the funds he will consider them deposited and therefore release the keys/sign the lease agreement with you.
WARNING: whilst you may already have had success transferring quickly direct from your foreign bank account to a Brazilian bank account in the past, please be aware that the banking system in Brazil is very unsystematic. You may try again and wait a long time. We will not accept transfers from international bank accounts into our Brazilian bank account. Therefore this is why we advise you to use our payments systems. This way you have a much better chance to get your chosen property. Remember, time is of the essence, the landlord won’t wait, he has another 5 people waiting to move in.
From global/Asian bank account:
For our Asian clients or for those that believe it will be quicker than sending to a UK bank, you can also send to our Hong Kong parent company bank account. Contact us for further details.
Remember, whilst different payment gateways have different costs, our advice to you for the initial payment is please ensure you use whatever payment process is quickest. Many customers lose out on their ideal property because it takes too long to receive the money.