Intermediate rent involves (sub)renting an entire apartment for a limited period. This is a popular concept, especially among students, if they want to complete a semester abroad or an internship in another city, for example, 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 rent falls under the so-called housing misuse act, which applies in some cities!
The duration of the intermediate rent can be agreed individually. In order to avoid unpleasant surprises, certain basic rules (pet, visitors allowed?) and general conditions should be clarified in advance:
- How much is the deposit?
- Are incidental costs (internet, electricity, etc.) included in the rental price of the intermediate rent or do they have to be paid additionally?
- What furniture is included? 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 interim tenant should check whether taxes may be due on the income from the intermediate rent.
Business travellers considering this form of temporary living should check whether the intermediate rent offers complete legal security and whether all company policies can be complied with.