Glossar – FAQ

On our home page – go to the menu rent and select with the search function and enter your dates.

We can try to organize a visit, please contact our office.

You need to send the rental contract (compilated and signed) back to the office within 24h

The rental agreement is made directly with the owner. CaB acts as intermediary and is not a party in the contract.

CaB hat ein System für die Preisermittlung auf der Basis der Wohnlage, der Wohnungsgröße sowie der speziellen Ausstattung der Wohnung.

The deposit is requested in order to protect the owner of the apartment against possible damages. If the apartment is returned in good condition, the caution money will be returned within 15 days after check-out.

All information will be provided at the apartment handover. The address of the apartment is written on the second page of the contract.

An employee of CaB will meet you in front of the apartment and will hand the apartment over.

Handover between 10:00 and 18:00, restitution of the keys within 10:00.

If the restitution of the keys takes place after 10 am due to a request of the guest, it will cost another day of rent.

In an immaculate state: clean, no trash, freshly aired, the fridge has to be empty.

Some apartments accept pets, most don´t. You have to ask our office.

No, smoking is not permitted in any of our apartments.

Liability insurance and Gez (broadcasting fees).

It needs to be in a good area and well-served by public transport. In addition, it must be fully insured (including third party & the furnishings) and must have all utility contracts such as gas, electricity and internet. Allowances have to be paid regularly; a German bank account is mandatory.

CaB will provide assistance to complete the missing criteria.

CaB has an evaluation process based on the location, size and features of the property.

CaB usually requires an exclusive relationship with the client.

Yes, but only for a maximum of 2 months/year.

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The minimum duration is 12 months and will be extended automatically. The contract can be canceled with a notice of 2 months.

This depends on whether the property is going to be rented furnished or unfurnished and whether any work needs to be done on the property, but is 2 month on average.

Yes and No, it is a mediating & consulting agency which offers assistance with finding the right apartment in Berlin and also a classic Real Estate Agency with offering Properties to buy and sell.

Upon placing a service order with CaB, a tour will be organized to view the previously selected properties together with the client.

It is sufficient to write to and once you have received the documents, please send the completed contact form so we can contact you for a telephone appointment.

This depends on whether the property was put on the market by an agency or by a private owner. Therefore the costs vary from 8% to 15% of the property price, and include taxes, notary, registration of property deeds and agency fee 7,14%.

A realistic net income is around 1,5 – 2,5%.

On average it takes 3-4 weeks from decision to buy to the signing of the notary deeds.

This depends on the contract and the point of payment, but on average it should take one month.

This depends on whether the property is going to be rented furnished or unfurnished and whether any work needs to be done on the property, but is 2 month on average.

No, but we can offer the service to accompany our clients when opening a current account. If necessary, we can provide a list of contacts for these issues.

Yes, amongst these are notaries, architects and accountants.

The minimum duration is 3 months and will be extended automatically.