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How do you find an apartment/property for rent in a major Swedish city?

I've heard about Sweden having a very bad availability of rental places (waiting lists that can span years). I was wondering how to find an apartment or property for rent in Sweden as a foreigner ...
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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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What is a French landlord expecting when they ask for my “contrat de travail” if I work outside of France?

I've just arrived in France, and I'm looking to rent somewhere for the few months that I'll be here. Based on the answers in Finding short term shared accomodation in France (not Paris), I've managed ...
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What are the requirements for an expat to rent a place in Sweden?

When moving to Sweden, what are the (common) requirements imposed by landlords on renting an apartment? Are any deposits required? Paperwork? I'm also wondering if the requirements are different 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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Van rental service for a move inside Nordic countries from Finland to Norway?

My studies require moving from one university to another. The distance is not that long from Helsinki to Oslo but most car renting firms are not renting car here for abroad trips. Which van renting ...
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Why do landlords in France sometimes ask for a RIB?

When trying to rent an apartment in France, especially in Paris, I noticed that some landlords ask for your RIB (bank account details). I'm curious why they would need this. What do they do with it? ...
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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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Are there alternatives to a cheque for “caution” (deposit) when renting as a new arrival in France?

I've been in France a few days now, and I'm looking to rent somewhere (hotels etc being a little expensive for the long term). Having spoken with a few agents, they all seem to want a Euro denominated ...
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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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Netherlands Renting Registration

I am looking for a studio now in Utrecht, I saw posts with (registration allowed) and some not mentioned it. What is mean by Registration ? and what are its benefits? And Is it required for bank ...
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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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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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Do real estate agents in Melbourne actively help you find a rental?

I'm from Amsterdam and here it's very common for expats to get active assistance from real estate agents who will select rental properties based on your requirements/preferences and then take you for ...
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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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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 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 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 ...
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Until what date do you have to pay rent in France when vacating a flat?

As I came to understand, when you are vacating a flat in France, there can be many key dates: The date on which you would like to leave, that you write in your letter, The actual date that ...
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Rental contract in France can only be terminated at the end of a calendar month?

I'm renting a furnished apartment in Paris. It's a standard 1 year contract, the "Kit Meuble - location habitation non saisonniere" form. Rent is paid by the calendar month (in fact, I had to pay for ...
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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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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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How easy is to get a license to let a private home to tourists on a short term basis? [closed]

I'm not Spanish, but I'd like to live in Spain as an expatriate by buying e.g. a 5-6 bedroom flat in Spain, living in one room, and renting the other rooms, as it seems a lot of people are doing that ...
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Finding temporary accommodation in London

I just recently got a job in the UK and I'm due to relocate to London in October. How would I go for finding some temporary accommodation to stay in for a month or two, until I find a nice and cozy ...
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How to find a long term rental apartment in Paris without paying expensive fees?

I will be studying in Paris for the next 6 months. I am trying to find a nice apartment, but the rental agencies ask me to pay 1 to 2 months of rent in advance for their services, then there is also ...
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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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Is 500$/month sufficient to live in Olomouc (Czech Republic)?

I will have a one year internship in Olomouc with 500$ / month. Is it possible to live alone there with such salary ( Paying Bills of : Rental/ Electricity/ Gas/ Internet/ Food and transport ) and try ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is is legal to pay an extra fee for moving out early of an apartment in Germany? [closed]

I live in an apartment in Germany. The whole building belongs to a private company. My rental contract ends at the end of a month. I asked to move out at the middle of the month (still paying for the ...
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How to rent an appartment in Germany as a fresh settler?

When I've arrived to Germany, the first thing I've need to do was to search for an appartment. What striked me, was hard for me to comprehend 'excentrity' of the landlords who required job contract (...
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Renting residence from abroad background and credit check issues

I will be traveling to Washington DC as a student for my MS degree this fall (Fall 2015), and I want to reserve residence online before I land in USA. I am from Pakistan, and I have not traveled ...
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How to find long term accomodation online in France?

I'm moving to France in a few months and I'm looking for accommodation. I'm interested either in renting an apartment or in renting a room. I am from Spain and I don't know which websites are the most ...
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Resign Rental Contract Germany

I have signed a rental contract in Germany, but I don't like the location that much. The contract start September first, 2016. According to the terms I have to give a 3 months notice period before ...
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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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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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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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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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How to register residency in Germany

I'm Italian and I'm moving to Germany for work; I will also take my wife and 4 year old son. How do I proceed to register residency? And once I register can my son go to school right away? Details: ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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.