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How to rent a house in Tbilisi, Georgia

Moving to Tbilisi? Looking to rent a house in Tbilisi long-term? To rent a house in Tbilisi long-term follow these 10 steps:

  1. Determine your Tbilisi rental budget: Decide on the amount you are willing to spend on rent each month. This will help you narrow down your options.

  2. Research Tbilisi neighborhoods: Tbilisi has various neighborhoods with different characteristics. Consider factors like proximity to amenities, transportation, and safety when choosing a location. Do you want to be in the heart of Tbilisi with buzz and action or are you looking for more residential quiet areas in Tbilisi but still close to central Tbilisi? Do you need to be close to Tbilisi international schools for kids or will you be commuting to work on a daily basis?

  3. Look for Tbilisi rental listings: Use online platforms and real estate websites to search for available rental properties in Tbilisi. Some popular websites for finding rentals in Georgia include, and Airbnb, don't forget to check Citizen Tbilisi availability too.

  4. Contact landlords or agents in Tbilisi: Once you find a property in Tbilisi that meets your requirements, reach out to the landlord or the real estate agent responsible for the listing. Inquire about the availability, rental terms, and any specific requirements. One thing we consistently find is that most expats like you in Tbilisi look for reliable internet connection. If the speed of wifi is important make sure to find out about that.

  5. Schedule viewings: If the property seems suitable, arrange a time to visit and view the house. This will give you a better idea of the property's condition and whether it meets your needs. If you are not in Tbilisi you can still request a video tour or a guided WhatsApp tour.

  6. Negotiate rental terms: If you are interested in a particular property, discuss the rental terms with the landlord or agent. Negotiate the monthly rent, lease duration, and any additional conditions you may have.

  7. Read and sign the lease agreement: Once you agree on the terms, carefully review the lease agreement. Pay attention to clauses regarding rent payment, maintenance responsibilities, and any restrictions. If everything looks satisfactory, sign the lease.

  8. Pay rental fees: Depending on the agreement, you may need to pay a security deposit, first month's rent, or agency fees. Ensure you understand the payment schedule and the methods accepted by the landlord or agent.

  9. Complete necessary paperwork: Provide any required documentation, such as identification, proof of employment, or references, to complete the rental process.

  10. Move-in inspection: Before moving in, conduct a thorough inspection of the property with the landlord or agent. Document any existing damages or issues to avoid being held responsible for them later.

Happy discovery. Please contact us if you are looking for a long-term Tbilisi apartment or a house or check out our availability online from studio rentals in Tbilisi to a family home.

We look forward to hearing from you in Tbilisi

Tamara Machavariani Forrest-Smith


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