Understand the real estate market, renting, residential neighbourhoods and housing regulations.
Finding the perfect apartment, flatshare or house can seem like a challenge. We can tell you about housing listings and services.
Moving within Hamburg or from farther away? We've listed several services to help with your relocation process, no matter the distance.
Most rental ads will be in German, so learn what to look out for in listings, how to apply, and inform yourself about local tenant laws.
Once you have decided on a flat or house and the landlord has approved you as a tenant, there are still several things to take into account.
You have signed the lease agreement for an apartment. Here you can find out which contracts you need to conclude in addition to the rental agreement.
Registering your new residence at the city authorities should be one of the first things you do after relocating to or within Hamburg.
Connect your new home to power, water, waste, TV, telephone and internet services, and even purchase fuel for heating.
Hamburg’s low-income residents may face difficulties finding affordable housing on the private market. Publicly subsidised flats are an affordable alternative for those who are eligible.
Moving to Hamburg as a student or intern? Get informed, and start looking for student dorms, apartments and flatshares now.
Many buildings in Germany are prone to mould. Proper ventilation is important for keeping the apartment free from spores – and the landlord at bay.
Hamburg’s water is of good quality due to constant monitoring and testing. Probe stations inform about current water qualities.
The broadcasting licence fee finances the diverse programmes of the public broadcasters and is mandatory for every household in Germany.