Through an estate agent
The estate agent will take a fee (about 2 or 3 times the price of the rent) if he finds accommodation that you are looking for. You can deduct from your tax certain estate agency fees. Ask your tax office (Finanzamt).
Through a central agency (Mitwohnzentrale)
Directly by contacting people
Each Thursday (for Inserat) or each Saturday (for the Frankfurter Rundschau). You must get up very early (6.00am) to buy the newspaper and call as soon as possible to get an appointment. First come, first served and best chance to get the accommodation.
A lot of tenants have a 2 years contract and have to leave Frankfurt before the end of 2 years. In this case, they should look for someone to replace them to stop paying the rent. A lot of people are in this situation in Frankfurt…
Using an adviser
Mieterberatung Frankfurt e.V. Tel. : 069 45 1086.
In order to get information on rent conditions, former tenant etc., call that number and they will help you.
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