We are a couple from London relocating to Costa del Sol (probably Estepona or surrounding) We are looking to long term rent from late May/Early June for minimum 6 months initially (though happy to consider a longer rent initially for the right property)
We are on a trip in early April for 2 weeks to view potential apartments , with the intention of concluding a deal there and then if we see the right one.
We have the money ready to spend.
We are happy to negotiate on deposits/advance rentals etc., but some agents we have emailed with appropriate properties are saying that most people would be unhappy to let during the summer period on a 6 month initial rent , AND would require 3 months upfront AND 2 months security deposit.
Is this normal? I appreciate summer can bring holiday rentals to some , but surely better to have 6 months (or more) with SOME paid up front by a tenant , rather than risk it being empty.
I suppose what I am asking is, should we be prepared to pay these kind of big upfront payments to secure a property in late April for late May/early June moving in?
Many thanks for any thoughts in advance