Tenant Glossary

All Questions A–Z regarding temporary rentals

What utilities the tenant has to pay for

The rent stated on the exposés of the Crocodilian website are always the so-called German 'warm rent'. This means that utilities (such as heating, electricity, gas, water, WiFi etc) are all included in the final stated price.

Lots of owners provide a telephone flatrate. This is only a flatrate for landline calls within Germany. Those are also included in the rent, but calls to mobile phone or abroad naturally have to be paid separately. Sometimes owners also block costly calls, and it is only possible to call within Germany - but you can normally receive phone calls from everywhere.
If there are any extra costs, they will be also stated within the exposé. Sometimes WiFi is calculated on top of the rent. In most cases, owners also charge a specified amount for final cleaning.
Please always read the exposé carefully - you will find all the information regarding the rent and additional costs on the left-hand side.

Sometimes (e.g. 35 Euro) electricity is included in the "warm rent". But if you use more than this, the cost will go up in turn - especially if you rent for a longer period of time. Please discuss this subject with the owner before signing the lease.