on 9 Jul 2020

Hello all! I am thinking of moving to Kenya for a few months for a work opportunity, but don't know where to start looking regarding housing. I don't mind if it's in a house or an apartment, and I don't mind doing a flatshare if need be (are flatshares and houseshares common in Nairobi?) I am wondering how easy it is to rent in Kenya. What documents will I likely need? Will I need to show a bank statement or proof that I am creditworthy to rent? If anyone on the forum has advice on paying utilities, including water and electricity, and deposits in Nairobi that would be appreciated! I've heard rental contracts are normally for longer terms, but what about short-term stays? Can leases be flexible and how much notice must I give if I leave before the lease end date?

Thanks in advance!

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