General information about renting
Rented housing can be found mainly via private landlords. You can find housing advertisements in the Internet and in the newspapers. Consulting your colleagues is recommended too. Your colleagues may have some useful tips on issues such as area, transport, shops and services etc.
Tenancy agreements are typically signed for a minimum of 12 months. Making shorter tenancy agreements will be difficult. Apartments are usually rented unfurnished, which means that you need to buy/bring furniture, cooking ware and textiles etc. yourself.
In order to rent an apartment, a security deposit is usually required. This deposit is usually equivalent to 1-2 months' rent. The deposit will be returned to you when you move out of the apartment, provided that you have paid the rent, kept the apartment in good condition and cleaned the apartment thoroughly.
The rent is usually paid monthly in advance.
Electricity, Water and Heating
Electricity, water and heating usually is not included in the rent, and you have to sign up with the providers you prefer.
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