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Renting an apartment in Montevideo

I'm coming to Uruguay from Poland for a six-month research project and I'm looking for a rental apartment. For the first month, I'm looking for something at AirBNB to be somewhat more assured about ...
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How to search for rented house in Netherland as an Indian Expat who does not know Dutch?

For an Indian who (does not know Dutch language) is relocating from India to Netherlands what are the easiest way to search for rented house? Given the conditions that: He need to work form Home for ...
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Cheapest Kautionskonto in Germany?

To rent an apartment, I was asked for the Kaution to be deposited in a Kautionskonto. I have been looking into the options of Sparbuch accounts that can be setup as a Kautionskonto, but I cannot find ...
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Management increasing rent after signing contract in Germany

Not sure if this is specifically counts as an expatriate question, but I am an expat (non-EU) who recently moved to Germany. I have signed an unlimited rental contract with a management office for an ...
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Travelling for 3 months hence want to give up rental contract

I am planning to give up my rental contract as I wish to go on a long vacation to my home country. Currently I am residing in Berlin Germany, so my query is: Is it okay for us not to have any ...
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Rules about flat rent in Prague

I am going to move for a short period in Prague (a few months) but I currently cannot know for how long exactly. I wanted to know what are the rules about renting appartment there. In particular, is ...
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Box truck rental in Vilnius

For my upcoming move from Munich to Vilnius, I am considering a rental truck. As I am already in Vilnius and would travel to Munich just to retrieve my belongings, it would be most convenient if I ...
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Where should I look for a shared apartment in Poznan/Poland?

Is there a website where I can look for shared flats/rooms in Poznan? I need the accommodation for about 1 year. I know of otodom.pl but this is only for renting a full flat. As reference for what I'm ...
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Germany: How to fix typo in rental contract (need correction for dependent-visa)

In October 2020, I signed a rental contract in Berlin, Germany. Unfortunately, I, with the landlord, missed an address typo in the rental agreement. The address should have been building number '5'. ...
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How should I rent an apartment in England for 5.5 - 6 months as an expat?

I have applied for an emigration visa to the UK. I'll arrive in England on 20th April and want to live in Bournemouth until the end of September. During the period I will find a job in London with ...
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Do you get back one rent if you pay double rent after you leave your apartment?

In Germany, there is (usually) a 3 month notice for when you leave your rented apartment. Sometimes, during these months, the renter pays double rent: at the place the new apartment they're renting, ...
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What the cost of renting an apartment in Republic of Ireland (Dublin)? [closed]

I'm a non-EU citizen. I want to move to Ireland this September. I want to know what is the cost of an apartment for a student in Dublin - really need something affordable. Any recommendations, tips, ...
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Painting cost and Mietausfall after leaving the apartment

After moving out of the previous apartment, the landlord wants to deduct from the deposit 1400 for painting and 700 for Mietausfall. The apartment is 3 rooms, 70 square meters, the rent was 1400 per ...
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Short-term rentals in Italy?

I intend on settling in Italy for a short period (<3 months). From what I've read, it's very hard to actually find people that are willing to rent their apartments for such short stays. Why is that?...
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Rental contract Germany from real estate agent

I recently moved to Germany (I’m non-EU and non German speaking). I was looking for an apartment. In this process, I come across an apartment which is managed by a real estate agent on behalf of a ...
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Does Mietpreisbremse apply to furnished apartments?

I know there have already been some discussions on Mietpreisbremse and I've looked through them, however, the situation still seems confusing and different sources give different answers. Some people ...
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Berlin Mietendeckel - Haven't received the criteria letter from the landlord. Should I wait for the decision from Bundesverfassungsgericht?

Berlin has approved the Mietendeckel law which limits the rent. I've been living in the current apartment for over a year. In February I received a letter from the landlord telling us to halt the ...
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How much does it cost to repair a water damaged floor of bathroom in Germany?

I don't know whether it's right place to ask this question, but I'm in trouble to find an advise anywhere. Recently I have moved to Germany for work reason and I rented an apartment in Wuppertal. ...
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Is there a way to hire someone to view/inspect a house before renting in the United States?

Soon I'll be moving in the end of July/start of August to the United States to finish up my undergraduate degree (if the current scenario allows it, but I would prefer to be prepared). I'll be moving ...
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How to rent in France before applying for a visa

To apply for a 1-year visitor's visa, you need to provide proof of where you'll be staying for your entire year in France, but to rent an apartment, you need to provide proof of French residency ...
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Germany City Registration with wrong address

I moved to another town for a new job. It is very hard to find a new apartment in another town. I saw a shared room on video and signed the contract. After moving to a new town, the landlord has ...
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Spanish rental laws - scammed?

We've rented an apartment in Catalonia and have now decided to move out after a gruesome four months. A lawyer has now told us that we need to pay upwards of €7000 to get out of the contract before it ...
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Authomatic yearly increases in rent in Germany

Is there any law that regulates authomatic increases in rent in Germany? For example, on a rent contract where a certain monthly ammount is established, are there any authomatic yearly increases by ...
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What does "separate kitchen" mean in apartments in London?

I am looking for a studio with private kitchen/bathroom. I see a plethora of properties that mention: SEPARATE KITCHEN what does that mean? A separate room, that has a private to you kitchen, or ...
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Having 2 addresses in Germany

I'm renting a room in a WG but for various reasons I will be moving into a room in a different WG next month, without cancelling the first contract. So for a few months, until I manage to cancel the ...
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Finding co-renters in Switzerland

We (me and my wife) are moving to St. Gallen, Switzerland in October-November 2019. To reduce our rent costs we are totally fine to co-rent an apartment (or a detached house) with another family or a ...
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Netherlands - Rent - Landlord is forcing me to pay 1 month

The landlord is forcing me to pay 1 month of rent because I cancelled our verbal agreement 2 weeks before the rental period would have started. No contract was signed. The rental period didn't start ...
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Which are good affordable localities to stay for someone working in Coolsingel Rotterdam?

Based on an offer from a company in Coolsingel, Rotterdam I will be moving to Rotterdam for long term stay in a months time. Kindly suggest good localities around Coolsingel based on below ...
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French housing agencies refuse to accept a foreign guarantor

My Swiss girlfriend is looking for housing in Paris for a 6 months internship. Many housing agencies she spoke to refuse to accept her Swiss parents as guarantors, despite their salary being ...
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How can I rent my first home in Ireland?

I'm an EU citizen, so as far as I know I can relocate and apply for job in Ireland without needing a permit. I have read a few places that in order to rent a home in Ireland, you need a reference ...
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A bank employee visited my flat in Germany [closed]

My landlord told me that someone working for the bank will come visit the flat and because I was busy I did not ask why. Then this bank employee came and took a picture of the flat ( and my furniture) ...
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Is “Wohnen auf Zeit” easier to organise from abroad than normal rental, or do landlords still insist on Schufa, work contract, and meeting the tenant? [closed]

Challenges renting a regular home from abroad There are some practical challenging facing new immigrants seeking accommodation in Germany. Some of those apply generally, some are more strongly or ...
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Do I normally need a Haftpflichtversicherung (liability insurance) to rent in Germany?

For either long-term renting or Wohnen auf Zeit (shorter term, furnished rentals) in Germany, is a Haftpflichtversicherung (liability insurance) normally required? For example, I looked through the ...
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How finished for living is a German rental home, usually? Should I expect to need to budget time and money to install a floor and wallpapers?

The usual condition of a rental home upon moving varies between countries. In The Netherlands, it is typical that the new residents need to lay a floor, put wallpaper or paint on the walls, perhaps ...
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Netherlands rental contract termination

I'm renting a house in the Netherlands, on a one-year fixed term contract. The contract does not include any termination clause (except for the "diplomatic clause"). Now the contract is up for renewal,...
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Renting in England without local credit history and no previous UK address

It's been couple of weeks in London and trying to rent a place however getting failed in referencing stage due to no credit check and lack of proof of address, which all has an obvious explanations as ...
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When leaving an apartment, how does the utilities disconnection work? [closed]

When you leave a (rental) apartment in the Netherlands, you want to stop paying your utility bills, namely: Water LP gas & electricity (often/always go together) Municipal taxes Internet How ...
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German spouse visa - Flat belongs to a housing cooperative

I live in Hamburg. I have a blue card. My wife submitted an application to join me here in Germany. After a few weeks, I received a letter indicating that I need to submit some documents, including ...
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How should I transport a few cubic meters from TLV airport to where I live?

I'm moving to Israel/Palestine (actually, in my case it's moving back, but it's a part of the cycle of expat life I guess.) I'm flying a few cubic meters of stuff from where I was living before, and ...
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Is a salary of 35000 pounds enough for a couple to live comfortably in Portsmouth, UK? [closed]

Expecting to move to the UK soon.
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What does GWE stand for in rental apartment ads? [closed]

In rental apartment ads, you sometimes see the monthly rent listed with the added note of "incl. GWE" or "excl. GWE". Example: Spacious, luxury-finished and fully furnished apartment in Amsterdam ...
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As a renter, do I need the Dutch energy label for anything?

I'm moving to the Netherlands, and am arranging contracts etc with a rental agency. They say that an Energy label/energy performance certificate is "not available". My understanding is that the owner ...
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What should I be aware of when renting an apartment in Vancouver as an expat?

I'm moving to Vancouver soon and would like to rent an apartment in the downtown area. Since I have no idea about how the Canadian rental system works, I'd like to prepare in advance so that I don't ...
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Is a renter of a room in France required by law to provide a proof of residence?

In France every resident is required to possess a proof of residence, which must be a utility bill, and a declaration by the landlord if the bill is not in the person's name. French landlords often ...
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Rentals to "expats only" in Copenhagen Denmark

Many apartments in Copenhagen say "expat only". Yet the lease term appears as 1-2 years, which seems to be a standard length lease, also on many of the unrestricted apartments. Does anyone know why ...
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How long in advance to look for a shared flat in London

I have been accepted at an university in London and I will start my doctoral studies in the end of September. Given my financial situation as well as the cost of life in London, I decided to look for ...
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Renting an apartment in Austria: what is a "double broker"?

The rental agreement for an apartment I would like to rent in Vienna, Austria mentions that the agent acting for the landlord is a "double broker": Weiters ist festzuhalten, dass das ...
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In France, do I have to pay rent even though the landlord re-let the apartment before the end of the contract?

My contract was supposed to end in June, but I told my landlord in February that I will be moving on in end of May. As my lease requires a 1 month notice only to terminate the contract, I sent a ...
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Netherlands - Rental agency is forcing me to accept a contract

This is a follow-up to this question. I went to see a house and I said I wanted to rent it. The real estate agency sent me an email asking if I would accept the rental proposal (just the rent values ...
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Netherlands - How can I avoid paying contract costs to real estate agency?

I have been searching for apartments in Rotterdam and I recently decided for one. I contacted the real estate agency and we agreed on the rental conditions, but they are asking me 350€ + VAT for ...
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