Apartment Rental Problems???
Have you rented a short-term apartment here in Buenos Aires through a real estate company (inmobiliaria)? If so you do have some limited legal protections. However if you have rented a place via a contract between yourself and the landlord only, there really are not many regulations on such a transaction.
If in fact your contract was brokered by a real estate company you should be covered by the Consumer’s Defense Laws. You will need to provide proof that you used a company. Something such as an invoice for their services, a receipt from them for payment, or anything else signed by a representative of that company should be adequate.
There is a toll free number you can use for assistance in Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian and French. It is available 7 days a week from 9am to 8pm.
You can call to make a complaint about:
- Commercial abuse cases.
- Thefts, offences, petty steals, losses, whereabouts and failed meetings.
- Breach of services transactions.
In these cases the Tourism Police Station, Tourism Ombudsman and the Bureau of Consumer Protection get involved to offer you assistance.
Quick cover one’s ass disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and this article is not intended to be a substitute for proper advise from a licensed attorney. This article is only here for informational/entertainment purposes.
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