Do the fees in our database include the utilities?
The fees mentioned on our website are covering only the rental fees. The utilities (e.g.: water, heating, electricity, common cost etc.) are not included. You may calculate with 120-150 EUR monthly for these expenditures. Where we have exact information on those additional costs we are showing them in the “price note” box at the detailed apartment information page.
Why should I pay the common cost?
The common costs mean the collective maintenance fees of the building, including the cleaning of the staircase and the common areas, maintenance of the elevator, garbage collection, etc.
Can I use the internet connection in the flats right after I moved in?
All our properties have the option of internet access. Albeit usually the owners of the apartments switch off the line that is why if you need internet access you have to arrange a contract with the local internet provider.
How can I find the best internet package? How should I know which are the available internet providers in my area?
Maybe this is the first time you are in Hungary, in Budapest. We understand your concern and we try to help you to find the best answers for these questions. During the process of finding the right apartment for your needs we will give you a contact person, who is going to help you to find the perfect internet provider and package suitable to your needs. He speaks fluent English and German.
When should I pay for the chosen apartment?
When you have chosen your apartment, you will have to sign a lease contract. (link: contract in English, link: contract in German) This is needed to cover all the parties and required for the long stay resident’s permit you will have to get from the authorities.
To sign the contract the owner usually asks for the first payment on the spot. You are going to need the amount of three month rental fees with you. (Two month worth of money as a deposit payment and the first month rental fee.) Please, do not forget to bring your ID card or passport; we are going to need it to fill the contract.
Of course, the mentioned deposit will be given back to you when your contract expires and you leave the apartment.
Where can I sign the contract?
Contracts can be signed in our office in the building of College International.