Intermediate rent involves renting out an entire apartment for a limited period of time. This is a popular concept, especially among students, for example, if they want to complete a semester abroad or an internship in another city and do not want to bear double rental costs for this period.
Demand is high, but the landlord must give his permission in advance. In addition, it must be checked whether the intermediate rental falls under the subject to the law prohibiting the alienation of living space, which applies in some cities!
The duration of the intermediate rent can be agreed upon individually. In order to avoid unpleasant surprises, certain basic rules (pet, visitors allowed?) and general conditions should also be clarified in advance for intermediate rent:
- How much is the deposit?
- Are utility costs (internet, electricity, etc.) included in the price of the intermediate rent or do they have to be paid additionally?
- What furniture is being rented? Both parties should draw up an inventory list and document any existing damage.
- Has the interim tenant taken out liability insurance to cover any damage?
In addition, the intermediate tenant should check whether any taxes may be due on the income from the intermediate rental.
Business travellers considering this form of temporary accommodation should check that the intermediate rent offers complete legal security and that all company policies can be complied with.