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How to move safely in the private housing market
Beware of unrealistically low rents.
Under no circumstances should you make an advance payment – neither in cash nor by bank transfer. By the way, a common scam is also that the apartment key is to be sent against a security deposit. Please do not get involved in such a scam!
Do not sign a rental contract until you have inspected the apartment. If the landlord does not want to arrange a visitation date or states that they are currently abroad – hands off!
Always seek direct contact with the landlord. It is best to call before the handover of the apartment again on the phone. Caution might be advised if the e-mail communication is in bad German or completely in English.
The rental agreement should be made in writing in all cases. Ideally take a person you trust with you for support.