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Dear Reader,
You are an integral part of this post. I have been instructed by my father to list a Colombo based property on the internet for rent. This happens every two or three years as tenants move out. On doing it this time however I find that the prices have skyrocketed. Services like this a few years ago would have been free or charged a negligible amount.
Lanka Property Web and Ikman.lk both charge more than 2000 lkr for their services and have very complicated pricing cards. Lanka Property Web seems to have a membership charging system which I suspect auto renews. Also, the viewing figures are low and little interest has been generated. My father feels my argumentativeness is of no use to the family and that I should just “do the bloody thing” but he was not averse to advertising on Facebook.
Can Sri Lankans get better value for money by listing on Facebook and pushing their advertisements?

Bedrooms number: 4 Bills inclusive? No
Bathrooms/WCs: 2 Deposit: 1 year
Floor area: 2200 sqft Min. lease term: 1 year
Floors: 2 Nearest bus stop: 600 meters
Area of land: 8 perches Nearest train station: 3.1

Property-85/7A Senanayake Mawatha, Nawala
A house built in 2004 and newly refurbished, consisting of 4 large bed rooms, 2 bathrooms with hot & cold water, Family TV lounge upstairs with a balcony towards the garden. Sitting dining rooms extending to the garden. Pantry fitted with cooker hob and extractor and hot & cold water. Maids room and toilet has separate entrance. Two car parallel parking with remote controlled roller shutter. The house is equipped with a CCTV network and other safety devices. AC units to be fixed in consultation with the occupant. The house is located in a breezy residential neighbourhood with wide roads. Rent Rs. 175,000.00 ONO. Six months deposit. Can be seen by appointment.

For More Details and Contact Info Click Below
https://www.lankapropertyweb.com/rentals/property_details.php?prop=252811- (Does integrate Google Street View)
I hope to follow up with analyzing the results shortly.