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  • Renting furniture: Is it really cost-effective? Nov 05, 2020 11:35 AM IST

    Renting furniture: Is it really cost-effective?

    Renting the furniture from rentomojo, furlenco, cityfurnish, etc. comes with added costs and charges; even your credit history can suffer due to delay in monthly payments

  • Square Yards launches app-based retail property management platform Sep 15, 2020 12:01 PM IST

    Square Yards launches app-based retail property management platform

    Square Yards’ online facility will enable online tenant screening, generate rent agreements and even facilitate repair and maintenance services through a click of a button.

  • Why home-owners should not keep their houses vacant Aug 26, 2020 10:05 AM IST

    Why home-owners should not keep their houses vacant

    The disadvantages of keeping the property vacant are more than any apparent advantages

  • Use these points to negotiate for lower rent during the pandemic Aug 07, 2020 10:02 AM IST

    Use these points to negotiate for lower rent during the pandemic

    Rentals are down in many areas and it may be time for you to renegotiate it with your landlord

  • Tired of paying rent? Answer these 4 questions before buying a house Jul 20, 2020 09:03 AM IST

    Tired of paying rent? Answer these 4 questions before buying a house

    The decision to buy a house can’t be made just on the basis of emotions and desire

  • COVID-19 impact | Commercial space landlords open to maintenance waivers, extra rent-free periods Jun 22, 2020 06:30 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Commercial space landlords open to maintenance waivers, extra rent-free periods

    As for occupiers, renewals are driving leasing activity. In case of fresh deals, tenants are trying to push the rent commencement date

  • COVID-19 impact: Tenants, landlords turn to technology for contactless solutions Jun 22, 2020 02:16 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact: Tenants, landlords turn to technology for contactless solutions

    Now transfer and receive rent through an escrow account and even open the smart-lock to your new home by a click of a button

  • Former CMs will have to pay market rent for govt houses: Uttarakhand HC Jun 10, 2020 01:45 PM IST

    Former CMs will have to pay market rent for govt houses: Uttarakhand HC

    Declaring the Uttarakhand Former Chief Ministers Facility Act 2019 as 'ultra vires', Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice RC Khulbe of the high court said the provisions of the Act are in violation of Article 14 (right to equality) and the doctrine of separation of powers enshrined in the Constitution, the petitioner's counsel Kartikey Hari Gupta said.

  • Residential property prices, rents fall 20-25% in big cities Jun 09, 2020 10:30 AM IST

    Residential property prices, rents fall 20-25% in big cities

    Builders are hesitant to drop prices despite the coronavirus stress, but savvy homebuyers and tenants are seizing good deals in India’s urban clusters.

  • Unlock 1.0: Retailers, malls lock horns over rent; Future Retail's Rakesh Biyani bats for viable model Jun 04, 2020 03:48 PM IST

    Unlock 1.0: Retailers, malls lock horns over rent; Future Retail's Rakesh Biyani bats for viable model

    Retailers have suffered huge losses due to the lockdown. Operating stores at pre-contracted rents will only add to the losses.

  • Coronavirus impact | How countries around the world are supporting real estate sectors May 12, 2020 02:24 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | How countries around the world are supporting real estate sectors

    While some have decided to lower or remove property tax obligations, others have frozen the eviction of tenants by landlords. Korea has introduced a ‘nice landlord’ policy for retailers

  • Coronavirus lockdown | Mall owners say one-size-fits-all approach for rent waiver may not work May 08, 2020 12:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown | Mall owners say one-size-fits-all approach for rent waiver may not work

    Mall owners argue the agreement with every tenant differs and therefore, needs individual assessment

  • COVID-19 crisis: Avoid using your credit card to pay rent May 08, 2020 09:05 AM IST

    COVID-19 crisis: Avoid using your credit card to pay rent

    If you find yourself in financial difficulty, meet your house owner and explain your situation. Ask for a grace period of two to three months

  • Coronavirus lockdown: Should you pay rent through credit card? May 04, 2020 12:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: Should you pay rent through credit card?

    If you are hard up on cash and unable to pay rent in these COVID-19 times, the first option ideally should be to negotiate with your landlord, the second to seek help from family members and third even go in for a personal loan

  • Coronavirus impact | Nestaway offers vacant inventory at reduced rates to tenants Mar 23, 2020 08:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Nestaway offers vacant inventory at reduced rates to tenants

    "Corporate employers and HR teams seeking accommodation for their young employees in this time of crisis can also avail this benefit," it said.

  • Paying a home loan EMI or staying on rent? Know the tax benefits Jan 14, 2020 08:57 AM IST

    Paying a home loan EMI or staying on rent? Know the tax benefits

    Just as you can claim deduction on principal repaid under section 80C, section 24(b) gives tax relief on interest paid during the year

  • Why are Indian millennials not buying real estate? Dec 23, 2019 08:42 AM IST

    Why are Indian millennials not buying real estate?

    Among other factors, millennials don’t want a huge EMI burden early on in their careers

  • Income tax considerations for joint owners of properties Oct 16, 2019 09:24 AM IST

    Income tax considerations for joint owners of properties

    A common myth is that, since the property is co-owned, the income from the property should be taxed equally in the hands of the spouses who are the co-owners.

  • Be aware of the taxes to pay while buying, selling or letting out a house Sep 11, 2019 09:38 AM IST

    Be aware of the taxes to pay while buying, selling or letting out a house

    Carefully preserve the records of your financial transactions relating to the house property, proof of payments, sources of investment etc.

  • Draft model tenancy act has little room for owner-tenant fights Jul 23, 2019 09:34 AM IST

    Draft model tenancy act has little room for owner-tenant fights

    It tries to balance the rights and interests of owners, tenants

  • Now, lease cars instead of buying them -- directly from auto companies Jun 12, 2019 04:28 PM IST

    Now, lease cars instead of buying them -- directly from auto companies

    The move comes as auto sector sales plummeted 19 percent till February this year alone and may be seen as targeted toward millennial customers. There is potential for growth as the segment is only 1 percent of the market as of now.

  • Housr plans to invest over Rs 346 crore in co-living space May 06, 2019 12:35 PM IST

    Housr plans to invest over Rs 346 crore in co-living space

    It plans to expand Indian footprint to over 50,000 beds and 20 properties by tapping markets such as Noida, Mumbai and Kota.

  • Find out how much of your income you will have to shell out as rent in these cities! Jul 25, 2018 04:35 PM IST

    Find out how much of your income you will have to shell out as rent in these cities!

    As people migrate to major metro cities of the world for better opportunities, accommodation is increasingly becoming a problem. Let us take a look at some major cities and see what percentage of an average household's income is spent only on rent

  • Why renting a house in Chennai, may be a better option than buying May 04, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Why renting a house in Chennai, may be a better option than buying

    Chennai has witnessed a huge influx of population, owing to the growth in employment opportunities, especially in the IT and manufacturing sectors. Obviously, this had led to a rise in the demand for properties &#82

  • Why does Noida command the lowest rentals in India? May 03, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Why does Noida command the lowest rentals in India?

    Rakesh Sharma, a retired doctor, spent his lifetime savings to buy an apartment along the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. Sharma, who already owned a house in Delhi, hoped to lead a comfortable life after retirement, &#82

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