1 Never give money before viewing the apartment you want to rent. Scammers ask for deposits to show the properties claiming ridiculous stories and you will never see the property, or the person or your money again.
2 Keep in mind that in Prague the lease amount for a property is divided in two concepts: rent and utilities. The utilities usually include water, garbage collection, cleaning and maintenance of common ares and electricity. You must be aware of the total amount you will pay monthly including utilities and all bills.
3 If you are from a country that doesn’t belong to the European Union most probably the immigration police will require from you the document <potvrzeni o ubytovani> or proof of accommodation. This document has to be signed and notarised by the owner of the property you are renting, not all owners are willing to provide it so if you need it, double check if the owner will give it to you before signing the lease contract.
4 Ask for an English translation of the contract before signing it or ask your trusted realtor to translate it verbally for you, make sure you are aware of all the terms and conditions before you sign.
5 Choose your realtor wisely, make sure it is a serious and trust worthy agency that will cover your back and follow up throughout the whole lease period providing assistance with any inconvenience you may encounter.
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