How to navigate the Austrian rental market
Austria

How to navigate the Austrian rental market

Finding a place to call home is one of the most daunting aspects of moving to a new country. The Austrian rental system has its fair share of quirks; luckily The Local is here to guide you.

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Germany

OPINION: Germany’s rent crisis is fuelled by fear and foolish solutions

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Germany

Why Frankfurt could have the biggest housing bubble in the world

Five essential words you need when renting a home in Denmark
Denmark

Five essential words you need when renting a home in Denmark

Denmark proposes affordable rental housing in Christiania enclave
Denmark

Denmark proposes affordable rental housing in Christiania enclave

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Germany

When does your landlord in Germany have to turn on the heating?

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Germany

Why rent prices in major German cities are starting to fall

Eight things you need to know before renting in Switzerland
Switzerland

Eight things you need to know before renting in Switzerland

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Spain

Spanish property news roundup: New laws, taxes and rental benefits

Renting in Sweden: How to ace the apartment viewing
Sweden

Renting in Sweden: How to ace the apartment viewing

Denmark wants to build 20,000 new affordable rental homes
Denmark

Denmark wants to build 20,000 new affordable rental homes

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Denmark

READERS REVEAL: The lesser-known parts of Denmark that are great to live in

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France

Moving house in France is easier than you think

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Swiss daily dilemmas: Can I flush my toilet at night?

How the cost of renting an apartment in Copenhagen compares to other cities in Denmark
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How the cost of renting an apartment in Copenhagen compares to other cities in Denmark

Sweden’s first case against an overpriced rental goes to court – two years after law change

Sweden’s first case against an overpriced rental goes to court – two years after law change

Property news in Austria: Numbers moving from cities to countryside rise
Austria

Property news in Austria: Numbers moving from cities to countryside rise

How to avoid rental scams in Switzerland
Switzerland

How to avoid rental scams in Switzerland

How much does it cost to rent a room in Spain in 2021?
Spain

How much does it cost to rent a room in Spain in 2021?

Don’t panic! How to find student housing in Sweden

Don’t panic! How to find student housing in Sweden

REVEALED: Where in Sweden is it easiest to find student housing

REVEALED: Where in Sweden is it easiest to find student housing

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Switzerland

Buying property versus renting in Switzerland: What is actually cheaper?

How to get your deposit back when renting in Denmark
Denmark

How to get your deposit back when renting in Denmark

Essential tips for international students looking to rent in Norway
Norway

Essential tips for international students looking to rent in Norway

Why do so many Swiss prefer to rent rather than buy their own home?

Why do so many Swiss prefer to rent rather than buy their own home?

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Germany

COMPARE: The cities in Germany with the fastest-rising rents

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Denmark

Do I have to varnish the floor? Why moving out in Denmark can be complicated

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Germany

EXPLAINED: Munich’s radical new approach to solving the housing crisis

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Sweden

Know your rights: How hot is your apartment in Sweden allowed to be?

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Germany

EXPLAINED: Where rents are falling (and going up) in Germany’s biggest cities

What damage do tenants have to pay for in Switzerland?
Switzerland

What damage do tenants have to pay for in Switzerland?

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Sweden

Buying vs renting in Sweden: Which is best?

EXPLAINED: What’s behind Copenhagen’s skyrocketing property prices?
Denmark

EXPLAINED: What’s behind Copenhagen’s skyrocketing property prices?

Noisy construction work in Switzerland: What are my rights?
Switzerland

Noisy construction work in Switzerland: What are my rights?

Local authorities in France get power to crack down on Airbnb rentals
France

Local authorities in France get power to crack down on Airbnb rentals

What you need to know about installing an air-conditioner in  your apartment in Spain
Spain

What you need to know about installing an air-conditioner in your apartment in Spain

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Austria

How to find out if you are paying too much rent in Vienna

Buy-to-let: What you need to know about renting out a property in Spain
Spain

Buy-to-let: What you need to know about renting out a property in Spain

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Switzerland

How much can it cost you to change apartments in Swiss cities?

Berlin to offer loans and grants to hard-up tenants after rent cap defeat
Germany

Berlin to offer loans and grants to hard-up tenants after rent cap defeat

Which Austrian state has the cheapest rent based on your salary?
Austria

Which Austrian state has the cheapest rent based on your salary?

The words you need to know before renting a flat in Austria
Austria

The words you need to know before renting a flat in Austria

How does Sweden’s housing queue work, and is it worth joining?
Sweden

How does Sweden’s housing queue work, and is it worth joining?

Berlin’s ‘Mietendeckel’ rent freeze ruled unlawful. What does it mean for tenants?
Germany

Berlin’s ‘Mietendeckel’ rent freeze ruled unlawful. What does it mean for tenants?

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Germany

EXPLAINED: Here’s where rent prices are falling (and going up) in Germany

Ten things to expect when renting an apartment in Spain
Spain

Ten things to expect when renting an apartment in Spain

Deposits, complaints and registration: Five key things to know about renting in Denmark
Denmark

Deposits, complaints and registration: Five key things to know about renting in Denmark

Renting in Switzerland: Can I pay less when my landlord renovates the apartment?
Switzerland

Renting in Switzerland: Can I pay less when my landlord renovates the apartment?

Renting in Austria: Where is expensive – and where can you find a bargain?
Austria

Renting in Austria: Where is expensive – and where can you find a bargain?

What you need to know if you sub-let in Germany
Germany

What you need to know if you sub-let in Germany

Reader question: How do I challenge my rent in Switzerland?
Switzerland

Reader question: How do I challenge my rent in Switzerland?

Housing: Rent prices for new Munich flats rise to over €20 per square metre
Germany

Housing: Rent prices for new Munich flats rise to over €20 per square metre

Here’s how Berlin residents can find out if they’re paying too much rent
Germany

Here’s how Berlin residents can find out if they’re paying too much rent

Slashed tyres and pepper spray: Berlin tenant goes on trial for terrorising neighbours
Germany

Slashed tyres and pepper spray: Berlin tenant goes on trial for terrorising neighbours

7 things you should know when looking for a flat in Berlin
Germany

7 things you should know when looking for a flat in Berlin

What’s the difference between renting first-hand or second-hand in Sweden?
Sweden

What’s the difference between renting first-hand or second-hand in Sweden?

Rents on the rise in Swiss cities
Switzerland

Rents on the rise in Swiss cities

Berlin’s district court rules in favour of rental price cap
Germany

Berlin’s district court rules in favour of rental price cap

The hassle-free housing solution for international residents in Europe

The hassle-free housing solution for international residents in Europe

Foreign exchange students lose dibs on earmarked apartments in Sweden
Sweden

Foreign exchange students lose dibs on earmarked apartments in Sweden

Switzerland sees slight rise in rent prices
Switzerland

Switzerland sees slight rise in rent prices

Four ways to help lower your rent in Germany
Germany

Four ways to help lower your rent in Germany

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Switzerland

Coronavirus in Switzerland: How to negotiate a rent reduction

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Spain

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Spain’s new law to protect tenants from eviction

Tenant in Switzerland? Here’s how to apply for a rent reduction
Switzerland

Tenant in Switzerland? Here’s how to apply for a rent reduction

Everything that changes in Switzerland in March 2020
Switzerland

Everything that changes in Switzerland in March 2020

These are Sweden’s most expensive rental apartments
Sweden

These are Sweden’s most expensive rental apartments

Have your say: How to find a flat in Switzerland
Switzerland

Have your say: How to find a flat in Switzerland

Apartment vacancy rates highlight Switzerland’s rental divide
Switzerland

Apartment vacancy rates highlight Switzerland’s rental divide

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Germany

Eight words to help you understand the German housing market

How do I make sure I get my rental deposit back in Sweden?
Sweden

How do I make sure I get my rental deposit back in Sweden?

Here’s how much rent prices across Switzerland fell by in 2019
Switzerland

Here’s how much rent prices across Switzerland fell by in 2019

Renting in Germany: Here’s what to know about changes in 2020
Germany

Renting in Germany: Here’s what to know about changes in 2020

Berlin rent freeze: 340,000 tenants ‘paying too much’ for housing
Germany

Berlin rent freeze: 340,000 tenants ‘paying too much’ for housing

How rent prices in Switzerland could fall in some parts of the country in 2020
Switzerland

How rent prices in Switzerland could fall in some parts of the country in 2020

‘Open discrimination of foreigners’: Landlord fined after advertising flat ‘to Germans’
Germany

‘Open discrimination of foreigners’: Landlord fined after advertising flat ‘to Germans’

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Germany

Rising rent prices in Germany: What are the affordable options for families?

Nearly 1,800 people turn up for single flat viewing in Berlin
Germany

Nearly 1,800 people turn up for single flat viewing in Berlin

Munich ‘no longer most expensive city for renting’ in Germany
Germany

Munich ‘no longer most expensive city for renting’ in Germany

Berlin to freeze rent for five years: What you need to know
Germany

Berlin to freeze rent for five years: What you need to know

These are the most expensive places to rent a room in Italy
Italy

These are the most expensive places to rent a room in Italy

Rent prices in Spain rising 30 times faster than wages
Spain

Rent prices in Spain rising 30 times faster than wages

Four ways to lower your rent in Germany
Germany

Four ways to lower your rent in Germany

Housing in Germany: Why are fewer young people buying their own homes?
Germany

Housing in Germany: Why are fewer young people buying their own homes?

Housing: Rents soar by 50 percent within six years in Spanish cities
Spain

Housing: Rents soar by 50 percent within six years in Spanish cities

Swiss village plans to sell ‘houses for one franc’
Switzerland

Swiss village plans to sell ‘houses for one franc’

New maps reveal where in Switzerland rent prices are highest
Switzerland

New maps reveal where in Switzerland rent prices are highest

Update: What you need to know about the German property tax reform that affects us all
Germany

Update: What you need to know about the German property tax reform that affects us all

Sweden cracks down on black market rentals: What the new laws mean for you
Sweden

Sweden cracks down on black market rentals: What the new laws mean for you

Swiss property: Geneva rents rise while Zurich prices dip
Switzerland

Swiss property: Geneva rents rise while Zurich prices dip

‘The smell is unbearable – I expected Sweden to work better than this’
Sweden

‘The smell is unbearable – I expected Sweden to work better than this’

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Germany

Schufa explained: How to avoid the ‘catch 22’ in Germany’s credit rating system

‘Know your rights’: The advice you need about renting in Germany
Germany

‘Know your rights’: The advice you need about renting in Germany

High costs, long queues and discrimination: What it’s like to rent in Germany
Germany

High costs, long queues and discrimination: What it’s like to rent in Germany

Stockholm apartment fraudster targeted foreigners in rental scam
Sweden

Stockholm apartment fraudster targeted foreigners in rental scam

Renting in Germany: Share your stories
Germany

Renting in Germany: Share your stories

Number of people in ‘insecure’ rentals has doubled in a decade: report
Sweden

Number of people in ‘insecure’ rentals has doubled in a decade: report

Man hit with huge tax bill for selling Stockholm rental contract
Sweden

Man hit with huge tax bill for selling Stockholm rental contract

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Spain

What you need to know about Spain’s 2018 rent law changes

How Germany is reforming its rental law in favour of tenants
Germany

How Germany is reforming its rental law in favour of tenants

Vienna: Number of ‘affordable apartments’ has halved since 2013
Austria

Vienna: Number of ‘affordable apartments’ has halved since 2013

How much does it cost to rent in Sweden?
Sweden

How much does it cost to rent in Sweden?

Renting property in Spain: Know your rights as a tenant
Spain

Renting property in Spain: Know your rights as a tenant

Sublet prices on the rise across Sweden: report
Sweden

Sublet prices on the rise across Sweden: report

How to join a Mieterverein (renters’ association) in Germany
Germany

How to join a Mieterverein (renters’ association) in Germany

Rising rents and stiff competition: What you need to know about Germany’s housing market
Germany

Rising rents and stiff competition: What you need to know about Germany’s housing market

Paris vows to bring back rent caps in autumn as prices soar
France

Paris vows to bring back rent caps in autumn as prices soar

Why are rents in Germany shooting through the roof? We found out
Germany

Why are rents in Germany shooting through the roof? We found out

It’s not that hard: the beginner’s guide to buying a home in Germany
Germany

It’s not that hard: the beginner’s guide to buying a home in Germany

Where in Germany it now pays to buy a home instead of renting
Germany

Where in Germany it now pays to buy a home instead of renting

The survivor’s guide to renting in Madrid
Spain

The survivor’s guide to renting in Madrid

Here’s why Swiss rents are so painfully high right now
Switzerland

Here’s why Swiss rents are so painfully high right now

‘In Berlin’s housing market people are getting mad, getting scared’
Germany

‘In Berlin’s housing market people are getting mad, getting scared’

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Germany

How one piece of paper holds the key to your future in Germany

Germany’s controversial rent control law works after all (at least in central Berlin)
Germany

Germany’s controversial rent control law works after all (at least in central Berlin)

These are the German cities where rents have been going up the most
Germany

These are the German cities where rents have been going up the most

These are the German cities where you spend the most of your salary on rent
Germany

These are the German cities where you spend the most of your salary on rent

Report reveals how landlords discriminate against flat-hunting foreigners
Germany

Report reveals how landlords discriminate against flat-hunting foreigners

7 reasons buying furniture in Germany is a nightmare
Germany

7 reasons buying furniture in Germany is a nightmare

Housing crisis forces record number of young Swedes to live at home: report
Sweden

Housing crisis forces record number of young Swedes to live at home: report

Berlin rents shot up by nearly 10 percent in two years: report
Germany

Berlin rents shot up by nearly 10 percent in two years: report

Smokers banned from new Zurich apartment block
Switzerland

Smokers banned from new Zurich apartment block

Renting in Germany – what you need to know
Germany

Renting in Germany – what you need to know

Inside Sweden’s housing crisis: when renovation means eviction
Sweden

Inside Sweden’s housing crisis: when renovation means eviction

Over half a million now waiting for apartments in Stockholm
Sweden

Over half a million now waiting for apartments in Stockholm

This is how much it costs to rent an apartment in Sweden
Sweden

This is how much it costs to rent an apartment in Sweden

Berlin the new London? 10m2 flat to rent for €750 a month
Germany

Berlin the new London? 10m2 flat to rent for €750 a month

‘My tenant turned my home into a brothel’
Sweden

‘My tenant turned my home into a brothel’

It’s getting cheaper to rent a flat in France
France

It’s getting cheaper to rent a flat in France

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Spain

Nine things to consider before moving to Spain

Rome’s bargain homes: lucky few pay just €10 a month
Italy

Rome’s bargain homes: lucky few pay just €10 a month

What you should know about renting an apartment in Barcelona
Spain

What you should know about renting an apartment in Barcelona

Report: German wealth shrank by 15% in decade
Germany

Report: German wealth shrank by 15% in decade

Landlord ‘right’ to expel tenant over insults
Germany

Landlord ‘right’ to expel tenant over insults

Court finds that you need money to pay rent
Germany

Court finds that you need money to pay rent

5 things no one tells you about renting in Spain
Spain

5 things no one tells you about renting in Spain

Tenant must pay for shirking paint duties
Germany

Tenant must pay for shirking paint duties

Sweden’s most expensive rental apartment just became available
Sweden

Sweden’s most expensive rental apartment just became available

Thousands of Austrian properties ’empty’
Austria

Thousands of Austrian properties ’empty’

Moderates promise huge boost to student housing
Sweden

Moderates promise huge boost to student housing

Report: Hard up Swedes tap parents for flat cash
Sweden

Report: Hard up Swedes tap parents for flat cash

Top six things to know about renting in Austria
Austria

Top six things to know about renting in Austria

‘Stockholm’s like a party with a $500 coat check’
Sweden

‘Stockholm’s like a party with a $500 coat check’

Ninety-year-old renter turfed for pigeon feeding
Switzerland

Ninety-year-old renter turfed for pigeon feeding

Renting versus buying in Germany: What is actually cheaper?
Germany

Renting versus buying in Germany: What is actually cheaper?

How to make money by renting out your home
Sweden

How to make money by renting out your home

Noise looms as problem for one in five Swiss
Switzerland

Noise looms as problem for one in five Swiss

Munich for beginners: Furnished rentals with Mr. Lodge
Germany

Munich for beginners: Furnished rentals with Mr. Lodge

The Swedish rental market (and new rules) made simple
Sweden

The Swedish rental market (and new rules) made simple

Berlin neighbourhood fights gentrification
Germany

Berlin neighbourhood fights gentrification

Rents on the rise in affordable Germany
Germany

Rents on the rise in affordable Germany

How coronavirus pandemic is driving down apartment prices in Barcelona
Spain

How coronavirus pandemic is driving down apartment prices in Barcelona

Agency legitimizes toublesome tenant’s apartment ‘theft’
Sweden

Agency legitimizes toublesome tenant’s apartment ‘theft’

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Sweden

Renters in Sweden struggle to make ends meet

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Sweden

Fire brigade slammed for ‘renting out’ rooms

Tenant-owners to pay fee to rent out flats
Sweden

Tenant-owners to pay fee to rent out flats

Opposition backs new sublet proposal
Sweden

Opposition backs new sublet proposal

Under-the-radar rentals hurt Spain’s hotels
Spain

Under-the-radar rentals hurt Spain’s hotels

Expats warned over energy certificate scams
Spain

Expats warned over energy certificate scams

Finding a home in France
France

Finding a home in France

Finding a home in France
France

Finding a home in France

How to navigate Sweden’s crazy rental market
Sweden

How to navigate Sweden’s crazy rental market