Vastu Guidelines For Renting Out | An Architect Explains

Many people rent out their houses, either a part of it or the entire house. In case the Owner and the tenant reside in the same building, then one must follow the Vastu Guidelines for Renting out a House.

Here, I have explained the Vastu Guidelines for Renting out. Since Vastu is a science, every guideline is based on logic and scientific reasoning. As an Architect, I have attempted to explain these guidelines rationally and scientifically, so that you can decide what you want to follow and what you don’t.


If the owner and the tenant reside in the same building, then the owner must reside on the upper floor: The Owner should always occupy a floor above the floor occupied by the tenant. The Logic – Always, one feels in control, if one is watching everything from above. If the owner is staying below, and rents out the upper floor, he may not be able to keep a track of the tenant’s activities.

The owner must stay on the upper floor and the tenant should reside on the lower floor

If the owner and the tenant reside on the same floor, then the owner must reside in the South or West portion of the house: And only the North and East portion can be rented out. Similarly, even an outhouse in the South-West of the house must never be rented out as the tenant may become dominant. The Logic – According to the cardinal directions and the Sun’s effects, Vastu recommends that the South, West and South-West should be reserved for the Bedrooms, Toilets and other private areas. So by renting out a part of the house in this sector, the privacy of the owner is bound to be jeopardized.

Even if only one room is rented out, it should be in the North or East: And never in the South or West portion of the house. The Logic – It is not worth renting out a room if it is going to make the owner conscious of his private space. But all these guidelines hold true, only if the Owner’s bedrooms and private areas are near or below a tenant’s space.

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6 thoughts on “Vastu Guidelines For Renting Out | An Architect Explains

  • October 20, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    i want to construct a rent house , where the tenant must stay only for the period of 2years not more that 3 years, can you give me the vastu tips for that,
    Hi Vijay,
    There are no Vastu tips that I know of, which can ensure a tenant will stay in a place only for 2 years! You can have very basic comforts in the house so that the tenant will not think of settling in for a long time. Or you can just tell him to vacate in advance.


  • April 3, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Can I give rent south East portion of my house?
    Please reply as soon as possible.
    Hi Atanu Das,
    You can.

  • September 4, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Sir we are looking for a rented house in banglore. We found one but its west corner towards north facing owners who stay on the top 2 floors, their is north facing. Is it preferable? Can we move in to it.
    Hi Anil,
    In rented accommodation you cannot expect everything to be in accordance with what you want. You will have to adjust sometimes.

  • December 11, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Sir, we have a seen a 1 BHK hose to take for Rent, its door is towards sunrise , and the kitchen is in – Kubeer moole in kannada ….. can we go for it , is it good in future ……Ventilation and rest of the facilities are good , hosue is at 3rd floor ,, we 3 of us are there, me , Husband and a kid .. Please suggest regarding this ………..
    thanking You ..
    Hi Shwetha,
    I do not tell people whether they should buy a house or not because I am not a traditional Vastu expert. The decision is totally yours because you should feel the vibration of the space and then take a call. Spend some time in the house and feel it. If you get good vibes, go ahead.

  • May 30, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    On the south east side I have temple, what all things I should take care.
    Hi Mohan,
    Nothing to take care.

  • December 11, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    I am trying to rent out my brother’s flat which is not getting rented out. Direction wise it is ok. Main door is east facing. Master bedroom is south west. Kitchen is in south with hob facing east. I felt it is as per vaastu. For strange reasons, people come and see like it and it is not getting rented out. Can I put some elements which can attract the right tenant. Kindly let me now.
    Hi Chitra,
    Has it been freshly painted with light colours preferably shades of white? If not get it done. Then make sure the windows and doors have been polished or painted. Also check if the toilets look clean. Keep the windows open wheen people come to see the house. All these things will attract prospective tenants.

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