If you are preparing your self for a move abroad to Cyprus to live and work you will want to find a nice place for you and maybe your family to rent while you are living in Cyprus. You can look for a long term rental or even a short term rental. A lot of expats come to Cyprus and get a short term rental that they can be based out of while they are looking for property to purchase. You may also be interested in renting a place to live in Cyprus if you will be in the country on a holiday vacation.
When you are looking at the available places to rent you will notice that the quality of available places is all over the spectrum. You can find really nice luxury places that have every modern accommodation you could dream of and more. On the other hand you can also find places that are so dilapidated and unequipped that you wonder why they are not condemned. This is not uncommon as it is fairly common knowledge among those that travel to Cyprus that the standards of rental properties vary quite a bit. You may want to note that not all properties come equipped with air conditioning and central heating. If this is something that you will require you should ask upfront before signing any rental contracts or waiting until it is too late.
If you plan on renting for a long term basis, you probably do not want to sign your self up for a rental without actually seeing the place. The best option for you may be to rent a holiday apartment for a few weeks while you research other available properties in person. This will also be helpful as you will be able to see what areas you prefer to live in over others. To find properties available for rental, you should look in local newspapers and on bulletin boards once you are in Cyprus. There are also a number of estate agents that handle property rentals of both long and short term periods. If you do plan on using an estate agent remember that they will require a fee for their service. Also remember that once you find a place that you would like to rent that you should always have a rental contract.
If you know you will be looking for long term rentals, you should focus your search on main cities and towns as long term rentals are in abundance in those areas. You can also find a lot of long term rental properties in resort areas like Paphos. You can get long term rentals either furnished or unfurnished.
You will have no problem finding short term rentals in Cyprus except in Nicosia. You will pay a higher price for short term rentals though, especially in popular areas. Short term rentals are usually furnished.