Rentals - Agency Fees

Hi everyone

My husband and I are likely to be moving to Mauritius in the near future.

I have started to a look at properties to rent and have frequently come across rentals that “exclude agency fees”. I’m wondering if anyone could give me an indication of approximately how much (MUR or %) these agency normally are? Please also advise if the agency fees are once off or on an ongoing basis for the duration of the rental? A large part of our decision relies on the affordability of living in Mauritius and we would like a clearer picture in terms of cost of rentals.

Have a lovely day 😊

Hi TessaAnderson,

Welcome to the forum.

Generally when you rent from an agency which applies fees, the expenses are as follows : 1 month rent + 1 month as rental security deposit (at times 2) to the owner and 1 month rent as agency fee/commission, add to that 15% VAT if it is an agency. Agency fee is paid once per contract.

Hope it helps,
All the best,
Bhavna

Thank you so much for clarifying this for me.

Have a wonderful day further.

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