The newcomer will look for different accommodation depending on the duration of their stay, the price of the accommodation, their budget and the the time they have available for personal research or through an estate agent.
It is possible to find accommodation simply by walking in the streets. "To Rent" boards are displayed on vacant properties with affordable rents, where landlords find it easier to tape a note on their window
You will find also ads on boards in shops (news-agents, shopping centers) and in newspapers: Vlan [http://www.Vlan.be] is a newspaper distributed from Monday, but can be bought at newsagents on the previous Saturday. There is also the newspaper called J’annonce in bookshops and newsagents.
Instead of living in a pokey attic room with huge rent, why not try shared accommodation? Frequently associated with students, sharing is spreading nowadays towards older established workers and covers people from 18 to 49 years old. Without falling into a community style of life such as in the 70's, you can choose to share an accommodation in Brussels for a bigger space, less expense.
Flatsharing is a way to meet more and more followers who choose to break a lonely life, save money or just find an affordable acommodation in a difficult market. This way of life has numerous advantages in term of money, practicality or social life. EASYEXPAT in partnership with EASYROOMMATE number one for flatsharing, offers this service to its users to present all the chances to find the ideal flatmate or to join an existing household.
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In case of partnership, people who have signed the lease are the only legal tenants, and therefore are responsible of the accommodation (it is possible to let the landlord know of this partnership if officialised by the town hall for example).
For people wishing to live in Brussels for a limited period, for work purposes or other reasons, there are solutions like furnished flats, aparthotels or flathotels.
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Most of the accommodation for students (kots) are rented from May or June. The earlier you will start searching, the better you will be able to compare flats and house/flat sharing.
You can also visit a Info-conseils Logement center close to where you live. They will also give information on the accommodation policy of the city and the different allowances that you can get from the government.
For interns going to Brussels, you can consult the website: http://www.brusselsdestination.be that offers single rooms to rent in properties, in hostels, furnished studios, flat-sharing.