Malaysia offers various types of accommodation:
- Bungalows or freestanding homes
- Apartments (usually with limited facilities)
These homes can be rented with or without furniture. The latter usually comes with standard facilities such as ceiling fans, air conditioners, hobs, hoods, hot water reticulation, washing machine, dryers and a fridge.
Newer condominiums in good areas boast excellent facilities such as: - pool, gym, lifts, 24-hour security service, adequate parking, convenience store and landscape gardens. In line with recent global changes, security is very important, thus, the security in most condominiums is an utmost priority.
Kuala Lumpur is similar to many other cities in the world: location and facilities are all important. Traffic in the city changes daily, so proper access to work, education and recreational facilities is important.
Sought-after locations include Bukit Tunku (Kenny Hills), Damansara Heights and the 'Embassy Row' of Jalan Ampang where many embassies are located. Other popular areas include Mont Kiara, Ampang, Bangsar Baru (commonly known as Bangsar) and Taman Tun Dr. Ismail. These upmarket suburbs have long been established and are very well-equipped with plenty of amenities. Bukit Tunku's prestige lies in its low density housing and lush natural landscapes.
Access to international schools is paramount for school-going children so it is best to secure a school before looking for your housing. Your child could face a long journey each day because of bad traffic conditions. Ampang still attracts many expats because it is close to town while offering plenty of delicious fine dining European restaurants to make you feel right at home.
Properties (houses and condos) in Damansara Heights and Bangsar has relatively easy access to Bangsar Baru. This area has many eateries, bars and shops (and also a neighborhood shopping centre: Bansgsar Shopping Complex). Many consider this the High Street of Kensington in Kuala Lumpur. In the recent years, the Hartarmas/Mont Kiara area has become quite attractive and there are many apartments there as well as shops and restaurants.v
The list below gives give you an indication of rentals in KL:
- 2-3 Bedroom below 1,500 sqft : RM3,500 per month
- 3 Bedroom about 2,000 sqft : RM8,000 per month
- 4 Bedroom Bungalow without pool : RM8,000 - RM18,000 per month
With services from Zerin Properties, we will assist you in reducing the hectic search to an enjoyable experience, reducing your paper work as we handle those sticky negotiations. To help us find the right home for you, assisting us with specifics of the home you require would help quicken the process. For example, number and type of rooms required, type of finishing/theme, size required, location requirements, budget, pool and other amenities.
Generally, rental procedures include the following:
- One month's rent as Earnest Deposit (upon execution of Letter of Offer)
- Within those 7 days:
- Two months rent as Security Deposit
- Half Month rent as Utility Deposit (this could vary from property to property)
- Stamp Duty and Disbursements
- Stamping of Tenancy Agreement
- And finally, the move into your dream home!
By regional and international standards, Malaysian housing is cheap. Leases are generally drawn up for yearly renewal.