Housing rentals in Barcelona

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Statistics on the development of available housing for rent in Barcelona over the past month

Below you can see the development of available housing for rent in Barcelona over the past month. In the first column you see the date. In the second column you see the total amount of housing for rent in Barcelona on the date. In the third column you see the amount of new housing in Barcelona that was available for rent on the date. In the fourth column you see the amount of housing in Barcelona that was rented on the date. Also see aggregate statistics on all available housing rentals in Barcelona over time, aggregate statistics on new housing rentals in Barcelona over time, aggregate statistics on rented housing in Barcelona over time

Date All housing for rent New housing for rent Rented housing
16. June 2024 4390 40 42
15. June 2024 4392 34 19
14. June 2024 4380 35 30
13. June 2024 4375 30 132
12. June 2024 4477 38 65
11. June 2024 4504 37 1
10. June 2024 4468 5 10
9. June 2024 4473 15 12
8. June 2024 4470 35 72
7. June 2024 4507 48 35
6. June 2024 4494 61 58
5. June 2024 4491 79 263
4. June 2024 4675 56 9
3. June 2024 4628 17 26
2. June 2024 4637 40 31
1. June 2024 4628 58 32
31. May 2024 4602 150 123
30. May 2024 4575 161 104
29. May 2024 4518 138 31
28. May 2024 4411 9 471
27. May 2024 4873 1 1
26. May 2024 4873 726 726
25. May 2024 4873 686 1
24. May 2024 4188 434 420
23. May 2024 4174 377 0
22. May 2024 3799 7 11
21. May 2024 3803 2 11
20. May 2024 3812 1 3
19. May 2024 3814 18 18
18. May 2024 3814 20 23
17. May 2024 3817 29 0

What is a housing rental?

A rental property is a dwelling that you rent instead of buying. It can be an apartment, a house, a room, or a townhouse. It is a flexible solution that allows you to live in a specific area without committing to purchasing a property.

When you rent a property, you pay a monthly rent depending on the size, location, and other factors. When renting, it's crucial to read the lease agreement thoroughly, so you know what is included in the rent and what obligations you have as a tenant.

There are many advantages to renting a property. Firstly, it can be cheaper compared to other forms of housing, meaning you can save money and spend it on other things. Secondly, it can be easier to move when you rent, as you don’t need to sell your property before moving. Thirdly, in many rental properties, you receive assistance from the landlord or the property company if there are issues with the rental, such as burst water pipes, blocked drains, etc.

All in all, renting is a good solution for those who want flexibility and do not want to commit to one place. A rental can be a cheaper solution than other forms of housing, and it is easy and flexible to move again when you rent, as you do not need to find a buyer, but simply need to terminate the lease and move to a new property when the rental period expires.

There are many different types of properties one can rent, including:

Apartment for rent in Barcelona

An apartment is a private dwelling in a multi-story building. Renting an apartment can be a good choice if you want to be close to the city, have access to public transport, and live close to other people. Read more about apartment for rent by clicking the link.

House for rent in Barcelona

A house is a building that serves as a home or residence for individuals or families, where the resident has the right to use the land on which the building is located. A house usually has an associated garden and other outdoor areas such as a driveway. Read more about house for rent by clicking the link.

Room for rent in Barcelona

A room for rent is a room that is rented out – typically as a sublet. Renting rooms is often time-limited, and one will typically sublet a room for rent for a shorter period, which can be from a few days to several months. Read more about room for rent by clicking the link.

How do you find a rental property in Barcelona?

Finding a rental property can be a time-consuming and, at times, challenging process, depending on the current housing market situation in the area you are looking in. Start by defining your needs and desires. Then, explore the market for available rental properties, for example, by searching on housing portals like Boligdeal.dk or by contacting property companies, property managers, or housing associations. Next, arrange viewings for relevant rental properties, and make an agreement with the landlord once you have found the right rental property. 

You can see a detailed description of how to find and rent your new rental property via our guides for searching for apartments for rent, searching for rooms for rent, searching for houses for rent.

Find a rental accommodation for rent in Barcelona online

The first and most important step in your search process is to gain an overview of available rental properties that suit you. 

Housingtarget.com gives you access to a wide range of available rental properties throughout Europe. Whether you are looking for a small rental, a larger rental property, an affordable rental, or a luxury rental, there are good chances to find the property you are looking for on Housingtarget.com.

You can filter your search and set up automatic search agents for housing rentals, which notify you about new rental properties that match your criteria. This saves time and allows you to quickly contact landlords who have rental properties that suit you.

Find an affordable long term rental

If you wish to find an economically affordable rental property, it's important to have as many options as possible to choose from. This is achieved by contacting various landlords of rental properties and scheduling viewings of the different available properties.

Once you have received the various landlords' price proposals, you can try to negotiate the price by presenting your own offer. By keeping several options open and contacting multiple landlords, you increase the chance of finding a landlord who is willing to match your offer.

The price you can negotiate depends a lot on supply and demand. So, by choosing an area with many available rental properties, you can increase the likelihood of finding a rental property at a favorable price.

Find a home for rent with the right size and layout

When you are looking for a new rental property, it is crucial that it can accommodate both your current and future needs. In other words, the rental property should be spacious enough for your current daily activities and plans you have for the near future. Are you expecting to expand your family, plan to live in the rental property for many years, or need space for a subtenant for a period?

The layout and floor plan of a home can significantly impact whether the property can meet your needs. Even if a rental property seems too small, optimizing the use of space through layout and good planning can often resolve this issue.

You can find inspiration for decorating your rental through these guides: Guide to furnishing your apartment, Guide to furnishing your house, and Guide to furnishing your room.

Moving into a rental home in Barcelona

Once you have found your future rental property, the next step is the move. It is essential that the moving process is well organized, and you focus on all aspects of the move.

Moving varies significantly depending on whether you are moving to a room or apartment or moving to a house. 

We have developed these guides to help you when moving into a rental property: Guide to moving into an apartment, Guide to moving into a house, and Guide to moving into a room.

Would you like to rent out a property?

If you have properties available for rent, you can find your new tenant via Housingtarget.com, one of the leading online platforms for renting out private properties in Europe. We are used by many landlords for property rentals, including property companies, housing associations, real estate agents, and administrators, etc., for renting out properties.

Housingtarget.com is visited daily by hundreds of people looking for available rental properties. When you advertise your available properties for rent on Housingtarget.com, they are exposed to a wide range of tenants, from students to families to seniors.

If you have a property for rent, you can always create an ad directly here. You can also actively search for potential tenants here. Additionally, you are more than welcome to contact us via email at [email protected] – we are ready to assist you with advice and help in creating your property ad.

We have created a guide that describes the rental process from A-Z for you: Rent out your property through 10 simple steps.

Use your common sense when looking for housing rental

When renting a property, it is crucial to check the landlord before transferring any money to them. Always get legal help to review your lease agreement before signing it. Arrange a viewing of the property, check the landlord's background, and get documentation verifying the landlord's right to rent out the property before signing anything or transferring money to the landlord. Most importantly: Use your common sense.

We have collected several tips on what to pay attention to in this guide: Check the landlord before renting a property.

Useful to know when you are looking for apartment or room for long term rent in Barcelona

When you think of Barcelona, many will think home of one of the most famous football teams in the world, FC Barcelona, and the architectural treasures. 

Barcelona is also the second most populous city of Spain and the capital of the region Catalonia with 1,620,343 (2018) inhabitants and nearly 14 million tourists every year. It’s a true treasure of Spain and a common travel destination for tourists. 

As mentioned early a part of this fame is caused by the connected football team FC Barcelona, who attract many of the tourists at their home games at the Camp Nou, which is the largest stadium in Europe.

Barcelona has plenty of other sights and attractions that attract tourists and expats though. Barcelona is for many in Europe known as the mecca of artistic, historic and charming architecture. As you walk through the narrow streets that are woven tightly in the center of the old town, you can almost hear the centuries worth of stories the streets tell, and hear the many shoes, sandals and bare feet that have walked through these streets in the past.

The architecture transforms from a window into Roman-era Barcino to medieval constructions in the gothic area where the spears rise tall on top of the deeply decorated towers. Barcelona is especially known for some of the modern architecture you’ll meet on your stroll through the city as well. One of the most visited buildings is designed by the artist Gaudí and currently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It can be described as a piece of an alternative universe with fairies, fantasy and magic, yet captured in a very authentic and exceptional piece of construction. 

While you take a troll through the city, you’ll at some point feel the prickling scents of freshly cooked food and baked pastry, as the city is additionally known for their outstandingly delicious gastronomic scene, mostly focused on the traditional Catalan cuisine

Surrounding the city a scenic landscape of the rolling hills of Collserola covered in forest provide several opportunities for outdoor activities such as hikes, biking trips etc. Barcelona is also located conveniently close to the sea, and by a short trip of 15 minutes from the center, you’ll reach the beach. The proximity to the sea means the climate in Barcelona is rather dependable as well. Not too cold summers, not too sweaty summers, all in all very comfortable.

Many expats choose to settle in Barcelona because of the many opportunities of cultural, outdoor and historical experiences, all in one city. The housing market is diverse and you’ll have plenty of options on both ends of the cost scale. Public transport is cheap and accessible, and there’s free public health care. The social life is equally attractive and you’ll feel more than welcome in the city as the locals get close with each other and many act as a large family.