Property Jargon

A list of Spanish terms relevant to buying or renting a house or flat in Mexico and their English translations...

Spanish English
Amueblado furnished
Apartamento apartment
Baños number of bathrooms
Bodega storage room
Casa house
Chimenea fireplace
Clausúla Diplomática diplomatic or ‘exit’ clause
Cocina integral fitted kitchen
Cocina cerrada/abierta closed/open kitchen
Cuarto de lavado laundry room
Cuarto de servicio maid’s room
Disponible ahora available now
Escritura deed
Estudio den
Fiador or Aval co-signer / guarantor
Fianza renter’s insurance in favor of the landlord
Lugares de estacionamiento parking spaces
Mantenimiento maintenance cost
Mascotas pets
Metros cuadrados (M2) square meters
Pisos de madera wood floors
Pisos de mármol marble floors
Poder power of attorney
Recámaras bedrooms
Remodelado remodeled
Sala-comedor open living-room and dining-room
Se Renta for rent
Sin muebles / Desamueblado unfurnished
Techos altos high ceilings
Terraza terrace
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