Are planning to move to Germany or just moved? If so, one of the first things that needs to be settled is the accommodation that you will be staying in. The type of accommodation you opt for entirely depends on your spending power, the number of family members, your means of transport and in some instances, on the location of your job. If you are moving with the family, you might want a large house in the suburbs, whilst if you are moving alone, you are likely to search for a smaller house or apartment in the city centre.
Thus, one of the first steps is to spend some time thinking exactly what you want and need, in order to decide what to look for. In Germany, there are ample ways how you can search for your accommodation. You can search on accommodation websites, daily newspapers or from recommendations.
With that being said, you might have arrived in Germany and not found the right accommodation. For the commencing weeks of your stay, it is best that you stay in a hotel, motel, or a flat share. This will give you time to shop for the perfect accommodation and you will be able to go view them. Some properties tend to look slightly ‘enhanced’ on the promotional pictures, therefore, it is recommended that you visit the accommodation before you commit to anything.
Once you find the accommodation you desire, it is time to sign the lease. The lease agreement usually includes the amount payable per month, things included and any requirements from the landlord. Before signing the lease, ensure that you go over it carefully, to avoid any unpleasant surprises during your stay.
Now that you finished with all the steps mentioned above, its time to move in. Do not forget to contact the necessary service providers for services such as electricity, internet and water supply. In most cases it is recommended that you apply for them before you move in, so once you move in you will have everything you need.