A few things that you should keep in mind if you are looking for a rent:
- If you are planning
to stay for about a year you should consider moving into the downtown
of the city (district V., VI., VII., VIII., IX.). These areas are
the most popular and the most developed at the moment. The public
transportation is excellent even in nighttime so you don't need to
take a taxi to get home.
- If you are ready
to stay for long then Buda is an optimal choice. The most popular
part is district I., II., XI. and XI.. Here you can find quality houses
and semi detached- houses too with very good car-parking possibilities.
Up in the hills all properties have some kind of protected car-parking
areas and garages, which is not a feature of Pest.
- Prepare yourselves
that the banking system is not too good here and landlords usually
accept cash or bank transfer. Traveler's Cheque, credit cards and
debit cards are only enough for withdrawing money from ATMs but they
are not enough to pay with them to a private person.
- To lease a property
you have to have a passport with you when you undersign a lease contract
to identify yourselves. Your home ID (even with a pictures) is not
- Always prepare
minimum three months rent to enter the property. Out of this amount
two months rent goes for security deposit (that you get back at the
end) and the rent has to be paid ahead usually in monthly terms.
- The property's
rental fee is a net amount. It does not include property tax and utilities.
They all extra. The amount of the utilities is depending on the property
size and the usage. Gas, electricity and water are measured on meters,
house maintenance fee (that includes common water, common electrical
usage, garbage removal, cleaning of the staircases etc.) and cable
TV is a fixed amount.