There are real estate agents in Sierra Leone who will represent you, whether you choose to rent or buy property. Many expatriates lease a home in Sierra Leone, or live in housing leased by their employer. Non-Leoneans are allowed only to purchase a leasehold interest on property, for a maximum of 99 years with option for renewal. You may wish to seek the advice of business associates who have resided in Sierra Leone.
Rents are relatively high in Freetown, and are typically quoted in U.S. dollars or leones. One year's rent is normally required in advance, although some landlords may accept six months' advance payment.