Renting a Furnished Apartment – A Step by Step Guide for the Tenant

Would you like to rent a furnished apartment in Berlin – commission free? Then we are the right people to have by your side. To give you a brief overview of the procedure for renting a furnished apartment in Berlin, we have outlined the eight steps you will need to make in order to get your dream apartment.

Should you have questions about any of the points, you can reach us from Monday to Friday between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM by phone at: + 49 (0) 30 67 955 955 or simply send us an email at: welcome@vision-home.de. We are happy to answer any questions you might have.

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Sending a Request for a Furnished Apartment.

In the VisionHome living portfolio you will find a diverse selection of furnished houses and apartments in Berlin. All apartments were personally visited and carefully selected by our team.
You have two ways to choose your dream home away from home: either go to our website, enter your search criteria, and choose among the suitable apartments. Or, you can send your personal wishes directly to us by email or telephone. Either way, we will then send you the appropriate exposés, tailored to meet your needs.

Narrowing your Selection.

We work hard to send exposés that match up closely with your wishes. Because we are very familiar with furnished apartments in Berlin, we are also happy to advise you as to which apartments could potentially be best suited to you and your needs. This way we can narrow the options down to those that match your needs best.

Of course, we can also advise you on the city districts in Berlin, as well. Helpful information about Berlin and the city districts can be found here.

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Appointments.

In order to show you one or more furnished apartments in Berlin, we need proof of identity in the form of a copy of your passport or official country ID card. We will accompany you then on a guided tour and show you the places you have selected.

Should you not be able to visit your chosen furnished apartment in advance, we are at your disposal to answer any questions and/or concerns you might have about the property and the city of Berlin. Since we have already inspected all the apartments in our portfolio and know them personally, we can answer any remaining questions you may have and advise you accordingly. In this way, we can find the best furnished apartment in Berlin together, one that is suited specifically to your needs.

Selecting the Desired Place.

After the visits or after our consultation, you will need to decide which furnished apartment you would like to rent in Berlin. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are undecided. We will gladly discuss with you the intricacies and advantages of the respective furnished apartments and districts.

Our individual consultations have helped many to decide quickly on just the right furnished apartment.

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Sending Contract Related Information to VisionHome living.

In order to be able to create the lease agreement, we will need contract relevant information from you. Please send us a proof of creditworthiness (confirmation of the employer, proof of salary, letter of the bank, etc.). Since the requirements vary from landlord to landlord, our team will inform you of the specificities. In addition, we will need your current address, the desired rental duration (start and end-date of your lease), if you wish to have an extension option and, if necessary, the reason for your stay in Berlin.

Signing the Lease Agreement.

Our team will create a lease for you. The rental agreement has a fixed start and end-date and cannot be terminated during this period. If you need a cancellation option, please contact us. This option must be discussed and negotiated on an individual basis with the landlord and will then be included as part of the rental agreement.

An option to extend the rental contract is usually unproblematic and, if chosen, will also be part of the rental agreement. However, any extension is also valid only for a pre-determined time. Please be sure and inform us if you want an extension option. Our team can manage all of this for you during the contract negotiation process with the landlord.

You as a tenant first sign the rental agreement for the furnished apartment, then the landlord. Once you have received your copy of the signed lease, that’s it. The rental agreement will be sent digitally or by fax. If you need an original copy, we will be happy to send one upon request.

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Rental Payment and Transfer of the Deposit.

After signing the lease for the furnished apartment, the deposit is due. This is usually two months rent and serves as the security deposit for the landlord. Before the handover of the keys to your new place, both the deposit and the first month’s rent must have been received in the landlord’s bank account.

All furnished apartments that you find on our website are rented commission-free.

Picking up the Keys and Moving In.

Once the owner has received the payments, the handover of the apartment can commence. Simply set the date for the handover with the team of VisionHome living. Normally, this takes place on the first day of the rental agreement. In order to have clear and concise records, we recommend the creation of a handover protocol in which the condition of the apartment is documented and the exact number of keys is noted. This handover takes place either directly with the landlord, with a person appointed by him and/or with one of our team members.

Now you can enjoy your furnished apartment in Berlin and begin the process of settling in.

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1. Sending a Request for a Furnished Apartment

In the VisionHome living portfolio you will find a diverse selection of furnished houses and apartments in Berlin. All apartments were personally visited and carefully selected by our team.

You have two ways to choose your dream home away from home: either go to our website, enter your search criteria, and choose among the suitable apartments. Or, you can send your personal wishes directly to us by email or telephone. Either way, we will then send you the appropriate exposés, tailored to meet your needs.

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2. Narrowing your Selection

We work hard to send exposés that match up closely with your wishes. Because we are very familiar with furnished apartments in Berlin, we are also happy to advise you as to which apartments could potentially be best suited to you and your needs. This way we can narrow the options down to those that match your needs best.

Of course, we can also advise you on the city districts in Berlin, as well. Helpful information about Berlin and the city districts can be found here.

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3. Appointments

In order to show you one or more furnished apartments in Berlin, we need proof of identity in the form of a copy of your passport or official country ID card. We will accompany you then on a guided tour and show you the places you have selected.

Should you not be able to visit your chosen furnished apartment in advance, we are at your disposal to answer any questions and/or concerns you might have about the property and the city of Berlin. Since we have already inspected all the apartments in our portfolio and know them personally, we can answer any remaining questions you may have and advise you accordingly. In this way, we can find the best furnished apartment in Berlin together, one that is suited specifically to your needs.

4. Selecting the Desired Place

After the visits or after our consultation, you will need to decide which furnished apartment you would like to rent in Berlin. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are undecided. We will gladly discuss with you the intricacies and advantages of the respective furnished apartments and districts.

Our individual consultations have helped many to decide quickly on just the right furnished apartment.

5. Sending Contract Related Information to VisionHome living

In order to be able to create the lease agreement, we will need contract relevant information from you. Please send us a proof of creditworthiness (confirmation of the employer, proof of salary, letter of the bank, etc.). Since the requirements vary from landlord to landlord, our team will inform you of the specificities. In addition, we will need your current address, the desired rental duration (start and end-date of your lease), if you wish to have an extension option and, if necessary, the reason for your stay in Berlin.

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6. Signing the Lease Agreement

Our team will create a lease for you. The rental agreement has a fixed start and end-date and cannot be terminated during this period. If you need a cancellation option, please contact us. This option must be discussed and negotiated on an individual basis with the landlord and will then be included as part of the rental agreement.

An option to extend the rental contract is usually unproblematic and, if chosen, will also be part of the rental agreement. However, any extension is also valid only for a pre-determined time. Please be sure and inform us if you want an extension option. Our team can manage all of this for you during the contract negotiation process with the landlord.

You as a tenant first sign the rental agreement for the furnished apartment, then the landlord. Once you have received your copy of the signed lease, that’s it. The rental agreement will be sent digitally or by fax. If you need an original copy, we will be happy to send one upon request.

7. Rental Payment and Transfer of the Deposit

After signing the lease for the furnished apartment, the deposit is due. This is usually two months rent and serves as the security deposit for the landlord. Before the handover of the keys to your new place, both the deposit and the first month’s rent must have been received in the landlord’s bank account.

All furnished apartments that you find on our website are rented commission-free.

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8. Picking up the Keys and Moving In

Once the owner has received the payments, the handover of the apartment can commence. Simply set the date for the handover with the team of VisionHome living. Normally, this takes place on the first day of the rental agreement. In order to have clear and concise records, we recommend the creation of a handover protocol in which the condition of the apartment is documented and the exact number of keys is noted. This handover takes place either directly with the landlord, with a person appointed by him and/or with one of our team members.

Now you can enjoy your furnished apartment in Berlin and begin the process of settling in.

Helpful Links for Renting a Furnished Apartment in Berlin

On our website you will find further information on questions concerning the renting of a furnished apartment.
If you still have questions about the rental process, you will find detailed answers on the FAQ page. Or, you can contact us directly; we will be glad to help you.

Additionally, you will find up-to-date information about events in Berlin and various other topics of interest to tenants of furnished apartments in Berlin.
You can also ask us a question here.