Update: 5/17/2024

Looking for Rental Properties

In Vietnam, there is quite a difference in the quality of rental properties, comfort of living, etc., when comparing newly built properties with those over 10 years old, especially in Da Nang. This is because of factors such as leakage due to rainy seasons, the influence of sea breezes in beach areas, and noise from nearby bars, restaurants, etc. Therefore, when searching for rental properties, it is necessary to carefully consider factors such as the area.

Types of Residential Rental Properties

There are 3 following types:

  1. "Serviced Apartments" -> Owned by corporations, with the same corporation managing the building's operation and maintenance.

  2. "Condominiums" (condominium-type apartments) -> Owned by individuals, with a corporation managing the building's operation and maintenance.

  3. "Apartments" -> Owned by individuals, with individuals managing the building's operation and maintenance.

Main Process from Property Search to Contract and Move-in

The main process from property search to move-in is as follows:

  1. Property search: We search for properties to understand areas, rent, contract duration, layout, quality, etc.

  2. Listing of potential properties.

  3. Viewing of potential properties.

  4. Confirm contract: Payment of deposit.

  5. Signing of rental contract: Payment of advance rent and brokerage fee if applicable.

  6. Move-in: Handover of keys.

  7. Obtain residence registration, etc.

Please note that there are many important points to consider when signing a contract, so please refer to


Using a Real Estate Agency Specialized In Supporting Foreigners for Property Search Offers Peace of Mind

When searching for rental properties, it's common to rely on real estate agents, similar to Japan. However, in Vietnam, many rental properties are advertised on platforms like Facebook. Most of these listings are from brokers who do not hold real estate licenses. While some of these brokers are knowledgeable about the local area, many are freelancers, leading to potential issues. Especially for properties rented by foreigners, it's strongly recommended to use a real estate company with a license to cater to foreigners.

In Da Nang, there are Japanese companies like ours that publish available properties on their websites. Even if a property isn't listed, we can suggest multiple properties based on preferences such as rent, size, location, etc. If you want to start searching for accommodation before moving or relocating, you can also consult and search via email, LINE, phone, etc.

We provide free property viewings. While local Vietnamese real estate companies or brokers may offer free services, foreigner-oriented real estate agencies typically charge a one-month brokerage fee, as they offer multilingual support and dedicated assistance with various support necessary for foreigners staying in Vietnam.

Selecting the Area

The purpose of renting, whether for business trips, relocations, business, long-term travel stays, or others (such as surfing), narrows down the choice of areas. Depending on whether you work for a multinational company, prefer a central area like Hai Chau District for office convenience, seek a touristy atmosphere like An Thuong District, or plan to enroll children in an international school in Cam Le District, different areas suit different needs.

Additionally, it's essential to consider factors such as noise levels from karaoke bars, restaurants, areas with high insect populations, and areas with a safe environment for nighttime outings.


Checking the Main Points of Properties

  1. Choose a newly built property as much as possible.

In Vietnam, building materials and facilities are evolving daily, resulting in significant differences between newer properties and those over 10 years old in terms of window frames, wall paint, kitchen and bathroom fixtures, security features, entrance systems, and pest control.

However, there are also advantages to older properties:

  • Good location

  • Relatively larger rooms compared to new constructions

  • Additional spaces like balconies

  • Pleasant views

  • The presence of shopping malls within the building

These merits make older properties appealing despite their age.

Choose areas with quiet nights as much as possible. Comfortable sleep is crucial, especially in areas like My Khe Beach, which may have noisy tourist restaurants and late-night bars. Opting for quieter residential areas ensures a peaceful stay, avoiding disruptions from loud karaoke sessions or late-night activities commonly seen in Vietnamese neighborhoods.

  1. Opting for properties that are slightly more expensive but popular among foreigners is a wise choice. In Da Nang, there are several apartments where Japanese expatriates, business owners, and Westerners reside in large numbers. While the rent for apartments targeting foreigners tends to be higher compared to those aimed at Vietnamese residents, there are significant differences in management, cleanliness, facilities, and security.

Foreigner-oriented apartments often offer additional amenities such as gyms, nurseries, and concierge services, which are highly valued by expatriates. Despite the higher rent, these apartments provide a higher standard of living and convenience, making them the preferred choice for many foreigners living in Da Nang.

  1. Consider the differences in property ownership and management. Some apartments, condominiums, or entire apartment buildings are managed by individual owners, each owning a separate unit. This means that the landlord equals the owner of each unit.

In the case of serviced apartments, if the building has aged, the overall facilities may show signs of wear and tear due to the aging of the property. However, for individually owned condominiums and apartments, the condition of the property, including renovations and cleanliness, largely depends on the individual owner. Some owners may invest in renovations and ensure thorough cleanliness, while others may not prioritize these aspects as much..

  1. Check various aspects during actual property viewings

  1. Entrance method from the building entrance to the room (key lock, keys, entrance unlocking time restrictions, etc.)

  2. Internet Wi-Fi environment - checking connectivity status and communication speed

  3. Motorcycle parking

  4. Condition of indoor facilities:

    1. Air conditioning, kitchen stove, shower water pressure, availability of hot water from water heater, toilet, odor from shower and toilet drain pipes, condition of each storage shelf, opening and closing of windows, operation of microwave, refrigerator, washing machine, dryer, television, etc.

    2. Air conditioning in each room: It's crucial to ensure that the air conditioning functions properly, given Da Nang's consistently warm climate.

    3. Condition of bathroom and toilet facilities:

      1. Water pressure in the shower and washbasin

      2. Malfunction of water heater, availability of hot water in the shower

      3. The odor from the shower drain

      4. Toilet flushing

      5. Bathtub (Most properties only have showers, but recently, there has been an increase in properties with bathtubs in newly built condominium-type apartments.)

      6. Condition of dryer and washing machine

    4. Condition of kitchen facilities:

      1. Type of kitchen stove (whether it's IH or gas). If it's an IH stove, opt for IH specifications for ease of use. It's necessary to choose a stove that is as easy to use as possible for those who cook for themselves.

      2. Refrigerator cooling efficiency

      3. Microwave

      4. Opening and closing of shelves

    5. Condition of provided furniture:

      1. Sofa

      2. Dining table

      3. Opening and closing of closets and various storage shelves

      4. Mattress (The quality of mattress cushions in Vietnam can often be poor.)

  1. Check for services included with the facilities (cleaning, laundry, electricity, water bills, etc.) and nearby amenities like shopping centers, hospitals, schools, and the risk of flooding during the rainy season.

  2. The neighborhood environment: In beach areas, many bars operate late into the night, some playing loud music.

  3. Risk of pests: In buildings or areas along rivers or lakes, there is a higher risk of mosquitoes and cockroaches. Mosquitoes and flies are prevalent year-round. While this is common in tropical climates, it's advisable to live in environments as hygienic as possible, even though Vietnam lacks window screens.

  4. Layout and size: In Vietnam, the terminology for room layouts differs from that in Japan. For example, what Japan refers to as a "1 Room" is called a "1-bedroom" or "Studio." The layout is often described by the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, such as "2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom," which is common in Da Nang.

  5. Room view: Da Nang experiences intense sunlight. While east-facing rooms (toward the sea) are popular in tourist hotels, for residential purposes, considerations about sunlight become crucial. North-facing, northeast-facing, or west-facing rooms are preferred to manage the intense heat and potentially reduce electricity bills.

  6. Balconies: Properties with balconies are popular due to their sense of openness. While newer properties might lack balconies or have smaller ones, older properties often offer larger balcony spaces.

  7. Internet and Wi-Fi environment: Many foreigners living in Da Nang rely on the Internet for work, so it's essential to check the Wi-Fi connectivity and speed during property viewings.

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  1. Living Environment, Convenience Facilities


In Danang, while not as abundant as in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, there are still many supermarkets, grocery stores, and convenience stores. It's easy to find convenience stores, restaurants, cafes, and other amenities within walking distance of the property.


In Danang, there are hospitals that can accommodate Japanese and foreign residents, providing services in languages such as Japanese and English. They also handle health check-ups for foreign-owned companies.


Although there is no Japanese school in Danang, there are several international schools and kindergartens. Since parents are usually responsible for drop-offs and pick-ups, it's convenient to look for properties near the school area.

Flooding During the Rainy Season

Danang experiences two main seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. Positioned in central Vietnam, Danang can be affected by typhoons during the rainy season, leading to flooding in areas like Danang City and Hoi An. It's essential to check beforehand whether an area is prone to flooding.


Currently, there are relatively few pet-friendly rental apartments in Danang. Many landlords are concerned about potential damage and odors caused by pets. However, some apartments do allow cats, small dogs, and other pets, so please consult with our team for assistance.


At DVR (Da Nang Villa Realty), we introduce almost all properties in Danang City and neighboring areas, including condominiums, serviced apartments, offices, and shops. We will introduce properties according to your needs, such as relocation, work, retirement, and business expansion. Please feel free to contact us via email, LINE, or phone with your desired area, budget, size, layout, and other preferences.

At DVR, we have a resident Japanese real estate transaction specialist. Additionally, we have two Vietnamese staff members who can assist you in Japanese and English. For real estate leasing and sales brokerage in Danang, trust the experienced team at Da Nang Villa Realty.

For inquiries, please contact us at:

Danang Branch Contact:

Phone: +84-79.509.3575

Email: infodvr@danangvillarealty.com

Japan Branch Contact:

Phone: +81-98.369.3575

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