To find a duplex for rent, visit one of the many websites offering access to rental listings, such as RentalAds.com and RentFinders.net. Many ads do not require memberships; RentFinders.net does require registration, but this is at no cost.
After you get to one of the home rental listings websites, provide information about your geographical area of interest, which typically consists of a state and metropolitan area, or a ZIP code. After that, refine listings by checking such preferences as allowance for pets, whether the duplex is furnished or not, whether it accepts Section 8 funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the desired lease term, notes RentalAds.com.
Scroll through the search results after they pop up. Many listings have images of the home to give you a clearer idea of the quality of the property. Pay attention to such details as hookups for washing machines and dryers, as some older units may only permit stackable units or may not have a utility room, according to RentalAds.com.
General classified ad websites such as Craigslist also offer duplex rental listings. Craigslist features a listings page specific to many metropolitan areas throughout the United States, and on each page, a link entitled "Apartments & Rentals" appears. Click on that, and enter "duplex" into the search field to find available duplexes in the area in which you want to rent, notes Craigslist.org