Apartment rent in Berlin

How to Rent an Apartment in Berlin? Why is it Difficult to Rent an Apartment in Berlin?


Renting an apartment in Berlin today is not an easy task. Rental prices in Berlin have continuously increased in recent years and have almost caught up with the most expensive city in Germany – Munich.


Some tips:


  1. First, study the description of Berlin's districts. Apartments in the same district of Berlin can vary greatly in rent, lifestyle, and the social composition of residents.

    If you do not pay sufficient attention to this point, you could be very disappointed in the future.

    As in all major cities, the city center is the most popular. This popularity is naturally reflected in rental prices.

    Due to their central location, the districts of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berlin-Mitte, Tiergarten, and Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf are very popular and in demand. Rental prices in these districts range from 13 to 18 euros per square meter plus utilities. For example, a 50-square-meter apartment would cost about 900 euros per month plus 200 euros in utilities, plus electricity and internet – about 100 euros per month. In total, around 1200 euros.

  2. Analyze real estate offers on major German portals such as immoscout24 or immowelt.

    After viewing the apartment, you will need to provide the broker (management company) with the following documents:

    • Application form
    • Schufa report – proof of debt-free status
    • Income proof and salary statements – proof of income and bank statements
    • Mietschuldenfreiheitsbescheinigung – certificate from the previous landlord of debt-free status and regular payments

    For any German, it is easy to gather all these documents, but for foreigners, this step becomes a real problem. If you encounter such a situation, contact us, and we will help you quickly rent an apartment with minimal time investment.

  3. Familiarize yourself with the rental agreement.

    Note that all rental transactions are regulated by a rental agreement (Mietvertrag). It specifies the details of the transaction, and in case of disputes, it will be the only document with which you can contest the landlord's claims.

    Pay particular attention to:

    • The duration of the lease and the termination rules.
    • The deposit (Kaution) is usually two or even three months' rent. It is better to agree and deposit the security on a special deposit account at the bank.
    • Broker fees usually amount to 2-3 months' rent.
    • Conditions for rent increases.
    • Conditions for current maintenance.
  4. Typically, you will only communicate with the management company in the future; you will not have direct access to the owner.

    If you have any questions, we will be happy to help with advice. We manage over 200 apartments and have a broad client base.

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