What Is A Homestay a.k.a Live-In Accommodation?
Homestay a.k.a. Live-In accommodations are accommodations which are shared with the landlord. At a homestay accommodation, you have your private room or floor. Some homestay accommodations are suitable for couples or two persons, and other accommodations are for one person. Which situation is applicabe, will be mentioned in the advertisement.
The landlord can be a student, a family or a couple. With these accommodations, the house rules may differ from the standard house rules. As you will be living with the landlord, they can request different rules such as: taking shoes off before entering the accommodation, no showering after midnight because it will disturb the landlord or its family, no loud music after a certain time and so on.
More information about the landlord, house rules and requests are visible in the advertisement on our website or are available upon request.
About the renting procedure: Unlike the procedure with regular apartments or rooms, it is not necessarily first-come, first-serve. The landlord always has the final say in who rents the apartment, because they will be living with the tenant. We will always provide your profile, along with others (if available), to the landlord and they get to decide whom would be a good match to stay in their home. Use the 'additional information' field in the Take-In form to properly introduce yourself, for this text will be provided to the landlord.
Regarding the tenancy period Specific tenancy law is applicable to Live-In a.k.a. Homestay accommodations. One of it, is that tenancy agreements cannot be contracted for an indefinite period with these kind of accommodations, and you can only stay up to a year (12 months) in such an accommodation, but it used to be 9 months in the past.