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Options for medium-term car renting in South Korea?

I am currently living in Busan, South Korea, and public transportation is globally very good. However, this Fall, I will take a class in a university that is in a short range of my place, but public ...
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Finding co-renters in Switzerland

We (me and my wife) are moving to St. Gallen, Switzerland in October-November later this year. To reduce our rent costs we are totally fine to co-rent an apartment (or a detached house) with another ...
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Do I still have to pay the Runkfunkbeitrag as a tenant sharing a house with landlords, while paying the “Warmmiete” already?

I recently moved to Germany and I currently live in a house shared with the landlords, whereby I pay a fixed "Warmmiete" every month and don't have to pay anything extra for electricity, gas, internet ...
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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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Strategies to find an house/apartment in Germany for expats

I need to rent a house in Seligenstadt (close to Darmstadt), the cheaper the better. How can I go about finding one as I don't know the country at all? What are the most popular websites for rentals ...
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Renting in England without a local credit history

I recently moved to England, UK, and this morning I applied for a reference check (paying an exorbitant referencing fee). Soon thereafter, a tenant referencing company contacted me stating that they “...
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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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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?

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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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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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 to rent an appartment in Germany from Abroad? Need help!

Me and my husband are moving to Germany for his new job near Stuttgart. Currently we live in The Netherlands and have a big problem renting the apartment from abroad. Basicly nobody want's to rent us ...
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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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US citizen looking to visit UK for 1 year

I am a US citizen employed at a company that is very flexible with working remotely. My girlfriend is a UK citizen and I want to live with her while continuing to work for my American employer in the ...
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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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How to find an apartment well in advance?

I'm looking for an apartment to rent in Germany about four months from now - that is, starting January or February - as the period of notice on the current rental agreement is three months. As it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to rent a house in Melbourne Australia?

I'll be arriving in Australia (Melbourne) on 18 March 2015. I'll need to rent a house very soon after I arrive. Assuming I have enough cash for rent up front, and a bond of e.g. 1 month's rent, what ...
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What documents do I need to be able to sign a rental contract Brussels, Belgium?

I have Italian citizenship, and would like to know what documents do I need in order to be able to sign a rental contract in Brussels.
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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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Renting in Germany: how do I get a SCHUFA?

While looking for flats to rent I saw that someone aks for a SCHUFA. What do I need to do in that case?
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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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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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End of rental contract in Germany - Nebenkosten

I have finished my rental contract in Germany, and have done so at the end of last month - October 2016. My notice period is 3 months, therefore the end of contract is at January 2017. So far so ...
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Renting an Appartment in Germany

I am very interested in an apartment in Germany. But the land lords want 3 years contract with me. They say it is minimum. Is this legal?
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What are the most practical ways I can get a car for 6 months in Addis Ababa?

I'm currently living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and will be doing so for 6 months. To make it easier and cheaper to travel around the city, I'm interested in getting a car. However, as I'm leaving the ...
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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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Rental contract concerns?

I am about to rent house in Netherlands and I'd like to take your opinions about some rules in the contract or may be you face this in your contract and I should take care of it. Maintenance: major ...
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Having trouble understanding a section of my rental contract in Dutch

I am about to rent house and I received the contract but I don't understand one of points even after translate it, so I hope someone explain this to me. Deze overeenkomst is aangegaan voor een ...
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Apartment viewing Tips? [closed]

Currently, I am looking for a new accommodation, I don't have much experience in renting (this is my first year in Europe), Kindly I will be appreciated if you share your experience. what should I ...
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What are the rules to pay for rent in the netherlands

I am planing for rent an accommodation in the Netherlands for one year. What are the rules to pay? Should I pay in advance for the whole year (indeed if I had that money, I would not be working ...
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Renting in Denmark. Landlord wants to adjust the price according to CPI

I have been renting an apartment in Denmark for almost a half a year. Recently, the landlord contacted me asking to resign the contract, because of an oversight: they did not include rent price ...
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EU-citizen, moving to work in Germany, registration issues

I'm an EU-citizen (Polish) and I'm starting my first full-time job in Germany in one week. I've already found a place to stay, but still without formal registration (Anmeldung). The HR person of the ...
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Documents required to rent a flat in the UK

I'll be spending the first three months of 2017 in the UK (near London), possibly longer. What documents exactly would a potential landlord want to see? Could a landlord demand a higher deposit ...
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Notice period for terminating lease in France [closed]

What is the standard notice period for a tenant for terminating a lease in France? The apartment in question is unfurnished. I know that it used to be 3 months for unfurnished and 1 month for ...
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What are the key factors to consider renting vs. buying real estate in Thailand?

I'm living in Thailand for several years so far (student "ED" visa). It's well-known that Thai laws are pretty much restrictive regarding non-local citizens buying out real estate in the country. E.g....
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Why is it difficult to rent an apartment in Germany [closed]

Why is it difficult to rent an apartment in Germany. You say the country you come from, to the Land Lord, and suddenly they say to you by email: "Sorry, the apartment was reserved" It is also ...
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Registration in Russia during 2 year study stay

I (German citizen) will study in Russia for 2 years. Is there a registration in a governmental office (e.g. embassy, police office, ..) required after entering the country with a study visa? Also, ...
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Netherlands housing rental - I might be getting scammed, how to avoid that?

I am trying to search for an accommodation now in Netherlands, I am still not move to Netherlands yet, I contact with someone but he asked me that if I want to complete the reservation I must send a ...