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Accommodation in Iran

Most expats posted to Iran will find themselves in the capital city of Tehran. Accommodation in Tehran is plentiful so finding a suitable property is not too difficult. In most cases, employers arrange accommodation for their expat employees prior to their arrival in Iran. Even those who need to find housing on their own steam will find that there are plenty of properties available as well as a range of resources when it comes to starting the search.


Housing prices in Iran are rising despite the availability of properties, especially in Tehran where expats based.


While it is possible for foreigners to own property if they have a residence in Iran, the process can be difficult and in most instances, expats prefer to rent rather than buy property in Iran.  


Types of housing in Iran

The standard of expat housing in Iran is very high, especially in Tehran where more and more upmarket homes are being built. Most expats in Iran live in newly-built residential complexes and apartments that come with a range of additional facilities such as swimming pools, saunas, and health clubs on site.


Finding accommodation in Iran

For those whose company does not pre-arrange accommodation for them, the best place to start is online. Doing some online research will certainly help expats get an idea about neighbourhoods, property types available and rental prices. However, expats might find that listings are a little outdated.


The best option is always to enlist the services of a real estate agent. There are a good range of reputable rental agencies, especially in Tehran. Most rental agencies will provide services in English for expats and some even offer other languages like French. Expats should ask their company for recommendations on trustworthy estate agents. Embassies should also be able to provide some assistance in this area.


Renting property in Iran

Rental contracts in Iran vary quite dramatically, so it is important that expats fully understand the terms of the lease they are signing. Most rental contracts will be set for a period of one year, although because of the availability of property in Iran, expats will likely be able to negotiate shorter leases if necessary.


Renters are usually required to pay a sizable security deposit to secure the property and compensate for any damage. The deposit is returned at the end of the lease, provided that the property is left in a suitable condition. 


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