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Paying guest (PG) accommodation, also popularly known as co-living spaces, are an economical option, when it comes to living on rent in Delhi. However, if you are new to the city, it is important to know how to go about searching for a PG accommodation, using primary and secondary information.
Primary and secondary sources of information for a PG search
“Searching for a rental space in Delhi, can be quite a task, due to the lack streamlined platforms and the various processes associated with finding an accommodation, like dealing with brokers, rental agreements, interaction with owners, cash transactions, etc. One can use the help of online real estate portals, as primary sources, to search for rental PG properties. Services like Justdial, can serve as secondary sources of information, where one can obtain contacts of broker contacts and coordinate with them for the PG search,” suggests Sanchal Ranjan, co-founder and CEO of ZiffyHomes, which provides curated properties that are fully furnished and on room basis.
Priorities that one should consider, when looking for a PG home
In the present scenario, PG homes are gradually gaining preference. There are many reasons for this change, in metro cities like Delhi. People now prefer rental options that offer everything in the vicinity and at relatively affordable rates. Hence, there is more demand for rental places in Delhi that are offer easy commuting and proximity to the office, markets, etc.
Harshit Takkar, manager – business intelligence, FellaHomes, maintains that Delhi has something for everyone – from bungalows to PG properties. “It is important to focus on one’s needs, when looking for a PG accommodation. For some, proximity to the workplace/ educational institute may be the decisive factor, while others may prefer a place near commercial zones. List your priorities and search for a property, accordingly. One can search online portals, to find PG listings in the city, or even look at specialised companies that provide ready-to-rent homes. If this fails to yield results, you can also approach property agents/ brokers,” says Takkar.
The market for PG homes in Delhi
Owing to the spurt in demand for PG spaces, owners are also trying to cater to the taste and lifestyle of such tenants. Tenants now want PG accommodations that offer a certain lifestyle, with friendly co-tenants and at the same time, offer value for money. Many property owners have also started their own paying guest business, to milk the opportunity in the market. Living on rent in Delhi, has never been so welcoming!