If you’ve moved to Bangalore to start your new job or classes in college, congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step towards the rest of your life. And Bangalore is a great place to do it. Along with all the excitement, there must be a lot of questions inside you too, right?. Now that you’re here in this sensational city, where will you live? Is finding the best PG in Bangalore a better idea than looking for flats on rent? Well, you’re not alone in your search because we’re here to help you answer these questions and more. Today we’re going to give you a foolproof guide to finding the best accommodation for yourself in Bangalore.
Step 1: Do your research
The first thing you need to do when it comes to finding a place for yourself is the research. If you want to find the best place to live in Bangalore you need to know the ins and outs of the city. A quick Google search will give you all the information you are looking for about the particular area that you are interested in. We recommend looking around for accommodation in a radius of not more than 5 km from your office or college. This will be a wide enough space for you to look at different accommodation types at varied price points without having to worry about long travel times or expenses.
Step 2: Determine your budget
Once you’ve narrowed down a couple of locations for yourself, it’s time to fix a budget. Depending on your budget you might want to look for a hostel, a PG, or a rented flat. Rents are likely to be cheaper at the outskirts of the city and get steeper towards the city center so keep that in mind when you’re budgeting for your accommodation. If you’re not sure about what amount to spend on your rent, it’s a good idea to allocate approximately 33% of your income towards monthly rent payments. More than that and you will find it difficult to make ends meet, less than that and you won’t get the quality of life that you deserve.
Step 3: Shortlist some accommodations
With your research and budget in place, you can now move on to shortlisting some accommodation options for yourself. Use sites like NoBroker or MagicBricks for general listings or visit the websites of managed accommodation providers like Stanza Living that will outline a number of different accommodations that could suit your needs. To make your job easier you can also filter according to the amenities or facilities that you are looking for from your accommodation, especially if you want meals to be provided or need housekeeping services for yourself in your PG.
Step 4: Visit your shortlisted accommodations
It’s now time to actually see the places for yourself. A site visit is essential if you are going to make the best choice of accommodation. Heading to your future home in person will give you a chance to see how much of virtual reality is in fact true. You can get an idea about the lighting, the ventilation, as well as the amount of space you will have to yourself. You can also use this as an opportunity to speak to other residents or neighbors about their opinions and experiences in the accommodation. This will give you a truly accurate picture about what you can expect from your hostel or PG in the future.
Step 5: Get it documented
You may have completely fallen in love with that PG in BTM Layout but if the landlord is not willing to confirm your tenancy in writing, consider it a red flag. It’s really important to get a contract or a rental agreement for your accommodation so that you have proof of your tenancy as well as documentation of the services that your landlord is expected to deliver. If your landlord insists on only an oral agreement or cash payments it could be a sign that the PG you are looking at is not a legal setup and could end up causing you trouble in the future. In order to avoid situations like this, you might also want to consider choosing a reputed accommodation provider like Stanza Living instead
And there you have it. In five easy steps, you’ll be able to find the best accommodation near you in Bangalore. Don’t be afraid to give this guide a try.