FAQ for tenants


Mr. Lodge will answer all your questions about the rental price and rental period here. We explain the process from the viewing to the rental agreement including deposit arrangements to the use of the apartment. In addition, we describe our services for you as a tenant. We want you to feel taken care of.

Questions about the rent
  • How much does an apartment in Munich cost?

    The cost of renting a furnished apartment varies, depending on the size, location, and features of the property. You should expect the following range of prices. (Final prices: include all utilities, as well as internet and electricity)

     good quality equipmentexclusive equipment
    1- room apartments€ 1.250,- to € 1.500,-€ 1.500,- to € 2.000,-
    2- room apartments€ 1.650,- to € 1.950,-€ 1.950,- to € 3.000,-
    3- room apartments€ 2.400,- to € 3.000,-€ 3.000,- to € 5.000,-
    4+ room apartments€ 3.000,- to € 4.000,-€ 4.000,- to € 6.000,-
    houses€ 3.200,- to € 4.500,-€ 4.500,- to € 10.000,-
  • Why are the rentals offered with all-inclusive rates?

    The rental rates shown by Mr. Lodge usually include all utilities and extra charges. The reason for this is simply that it's often very difficult for property owners to break down the various extra costs for a rental period of only 6-12 months (or even less). However, in some cases you may have to count on having additional utility payments, e.g. electricity, internet, cable TV, or an optionally rentable underground parking space.

Questions about the service of Mr. Lodge
  • How much is Mr. Lodge?

    Our service is free of charge for you as a tenant. After signing the contract, you pay the monthly rent and a one-time deposit (usually two months’ rent) to the landlord.

  • How can I find a suitable apartment through Mr. Lodge?

    If you have found a suitable offer on our website or would like us to send you suitable offers, please fill out our complete registration form first. A customer advisor will contact you as soon as possible to discuss the next steps. We would be happy to arrange a viewing appointment on site. Once you have decided on an apartment we will discuss this with the landlord and draw up the rental agreement.

  • What services does Mr. Lodge offer?

    After registration we will send you suitable apartment offers by email. On request we arrange individual viewing appointments on site. Once you have decided on an apartment we contact the landlord and draw up the rental agreement in German and, if applicable, in English. The apartment will be handed over by the landlord of an employee of Mr. Lodge. If we carry out the appointment we prepare a comprehensive protocol, including photos. Mr. Lodge will remain your contact throughout the rental period and will discuss the extension of the rental agreement of the handover of the apartment with you at the end of the rental period.

  • How about the cleaning of the property?

    As agreed in the rental contract, the apartment must be returned professionally cleaned. Upon moving out, a commercial final cleaning takes place, which is commissioned by the landlord to a professional company. The costs are based on time and effort and are usually covered by the tenant. The landlord receives the invoice from the cleaning company and settles the costs with the deposit. Thorough pre-cleaning can reduce the cost of commercial cleaning. For everything that is part of a final cleaning, please refer to our checklist.

Questions about the offers
  • What should be considered when renting an apartment?

    The specified rental period is binding. If a flat is offered for rent, for example, on 01 June, it cannot be rented earlier and also not significantly later. By arrangement, the rental period may exceptionally start up to two weeks later than stated. If a fixed end date is stated, the flat cannot be extended. In the case of a variably stated rental period, slight deviations can be negotiated with the landlord if necessary.

  • Why does Mr. Lodge not offer a rental period of less than 6 months?

    The city of Munich regards a rental period of three to five months as wrongful use of living space, therefore all apartments and houses can only be rented for a period of six months or longer.

  • How many people can move into the apartment?

    The landlord usually has a set idea of how many people can live in the apartment and the furniture will also indicate this. You can find concrete information about this in the respective apartment exposé.

Questions about the viewing
  • Can I visit the apartment in person on site?

    If you would like a personal on-site visit, please let your customer advisor know. If the apartment is still rented, an appointment will be arranged with the current tenant. If the apartment is already vacant, appointments are usually available on short notice. Please keep in mind that in most cases the apartment will be rented out to the first prospective tenant to make a binding statement. Therefore, we advise you not to arrange the appointments too late, so that your desired property will not be rented out in the meantime.

  • Is a virtual viewing possible?

    Upon request, you can view our offers virtually via video call. On our website you will find high quality photos and videos of the property, the surrounding area and additional detailed information about each property

Questions about the rental contract
  • How is the rental agreement concluded?

    The rental contract is made between the landlord and the tenant. In most cases Mr. Lodge will draw up the contract in consultation with the landlord and the tenant and forward the contract to both parties for signing.

  • Is the rental period binding?

    If a fixed rental period is agreed upon, e.g. 6 months, then this is binding for both parties. For longer rental periods, you can end the tenancy with 3 months' notice to the end of the month. This is usually not suitable for most tenants. Therefore, we recommend that the contract includes a clause allowing the tenant to give one month's notice to the end of the month, after the first 6 months. Otherwise, we will try to find a new tenant, in consultation with the landlord and the tenant. Please discuss these details with us before you finalize a contract.

  • Is it possible to terminate the rental agreement prematurely?

    "I signed a contract for a period of 1 year, because the landlord will need the apartment for himself (personal need). There is no cancellation period set in the contract. Can I withdraw from the contract?". No. You can only terminate the agreement by mutual consent. A contract should not be drafted with these conditions. We advise you to always include an option to withdraw, usually with 1 month's notice to the end of the month, after 6 months at the latest.

Regarding the deposit
  • How much is the deposit?

    For apartments rented through us, the deposit is usually 2 months’ rent including the extra costs. The legal maximum deposit is 3 months’ rent (not including the extra costs).

  • How do I pay the deposit?

    Usually the landlord and the tenant try to find the simplest, most efficient method for them, since it is only a temporary rental and the tenant often wants to move in on the same day. Usually, the money is paid directly into the landlord's bank account. The landlord has to deposit it secure of insolvency and is obligated to show proof of that, on request. For longer rental periods (over 1 year) it is possible to put the deposit into a savings account - please refer to your bank - or place it as a bank guarantee. However the landlord will not always agree to a bank guarantee, as it makes getting compensation for damages at the end of the tenancy more difficult.

  • When will the deposit be returned?

    As a rule, the deposit minus the cleaning costs will be returned after a few weeks following the return of the apartment by transfer to a bank account specified by you.The transfer can be delayed, if there are damages to be taken care of, or if there are any outstanding bills. Legally, the landlord must return the deposit as soon as possible, if there are no outstanding bills or damage unaccounted for. It is important to us that your deposit is returned quickly and correctly. If you have any questions or problems, please contact your appointed member of our customer service team immediately.

Questions about the usage of the apartment
  • How do I avoid moisture damage (mold) in the apartment?

    To prevent the formation of mold, regular ventilation with open windows is recommended instead of permanent ventilation with tilted windows. This is particularly important in the ktichen and the bathroom, where moisture can develop more quickly. The correct room temperature and humidity must always be ensured. If mold does develop, it must be removed immediately.
    More information here. If mold does develop, it must be removed immediately. In this case, you can ask our technical service.

  • What can I do in case of key loss?

    In any case the landlord or the property managment must be informed immediately. If the key has been lost or stolen, it is advisable to replace the lock. In the event that misuse can be ruled out, the key can simply be copied.
    More information here.

  • What can be done in case of damage to the apartment?

    The tenant is liable for all damages caused by him in the apartment or house, the furniture and the equipment. The landlord's claims are secured by the deposit. Please inform the landlord and Mr. Lodge immediately of any damage.

  • What kind of insurance should the tenant take out?

    It is highly recommended to take out private liability insurance.

  • What do I have to bring to the apartment?

    All apartments are fully equipped so that you can move in directly with just your suitcase. In addition to furniture, they also contain kitchen equipment, bed linen and towels, ironing board and vacuum cleaner and much more.

  • Are pets allowed?

    There are only a few properties that allow pets. If you would like to bring a pet with you, please let us know right at the start of your search so that we can find suitable accommodation for you.

Please contact us

Our multi-lingual service team will gladly be at your disposal with advice and assistance. Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00.
Tel.: +49 89 340 823-77

Gavin Carey
Head of International Affairs

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