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5 Basic Things While Rental Husing in Chennai

Expat Guide: 5 Basic Things To Consider When Renting a House in Chennai
     Moving to Chennai can place you as an expat in one of the bustling Indian cities. If you are an expat who is migrating from a different city or even a different country then you can be pretty sure that your lifestyle will flourish like anything. The newbie is likely to get a cultural shock and may find it difficult to adjust in a whole new city owing to a different climate, food and people.

This expat guide will help you in getting acquainted with 5 basic things that you should know before opting for renting a house in Chennai:

1. Residence Permit
If you are an Indian expat who is relocating back to India or an NRI coming to Chennai for work, then consider this aspect. If your stay tenure is expected to exceed 180 days, then you will need to register with the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office (FRRO). The registration process has to happen within 14 days of your arrival in the city. On the other hand, if there is a miss in theregistration within the given number of days, then you will have to incur a fine. For more information, the official website of FRRO can also be visited.

2. Locality of Choice
You will feel the urge to select an accommodation near your workplace or else you might have to face a commute of 2 hours or more, keeping in mind the traffic. There is a strong possibility that your new work setting will lie in the Southern part of Chennai. This region encompasses Tidel Park, which is one of the largest IT parks in Asia. Considering the fact, there are regions in Chennai that you can take not of; for instance, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Besant Nagar area, Anna Nagar, the neighborhood round Madras Boat Club, or communities like Bishop Garden. These are some of the places that you as an expat, can consider.

3. Consider the World Wide Web
The power of the World Wide Web can be harnessed in order to tap the deal of the dreams. There are a number of online realty portals that can be accessed, such as, and many other similar websites. These websites have changed the way a buyer or a probable tenant sees the property market in India. You can have a wide range of choices to look at and you can also choose the builder of your choice, if price fits right in. Moreover, different locations within Chennai can be researched elaborately.

4. The Lease Agreement
This is one thing that should be kept in mind when looking out for a house for rent in Chennai. Chennai has a different real estate market and since people have a different culture and lifestyle so there are chances that lease agreements and the clause mentioned are different as well. You need to talk to the owner of the house or the real estate agent who is helping you to get through this process. The conversation can actually eradicate all the confusions and can make the task of renting a home in the city, easy and hassle-free.

5. People & Languages
Chennai is 4th most populated city in India and encompasses a blend of religions, such as Christianity and even Muslims as well. However, the majority of individuals residing in the city are Hindu. Chennai offers a very different lifestyle and altogether a different culture as well. It is very important for you to understand the aspects as people residing in the southern region regard their language and people over rest of the things. Moreover, knowing a little about the language or a continued desire to know the language can help you in a long run while trying to settle down in the city.

Chennai is one of the most developed cities in southern part of India. Full of opportunities and a different lifestyle are the two things that the city can offer you. You can have a real good time in the city if you manage to get hold of these 5 things in mind.

Author Bio
Vineeta Tiwari is a keen writer on Global Economy and Realty market. She has written articles on Global realty market and ongoing trends and tips for investors. An ardent reader, she is happy to pen down research based write-ups for global audience. Currently, she is professionally associated with popular realty portal,