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How many Tenants do you want to rent out to?

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If you want to offer your furnished apartment in Berlin for rental, please fill in the registration form for landlords

Here, you can indicate how many people (maximum) you want to rent out to. Unlike in hotels or holiday rentals, children do count as 'legal persons'. Please keep in mind that it might not be such a good idea to rent to a maximum of 4 people, if you have an apartment with two rooms and one bedroom only, even if there may be a sofa bed in the living room. It obviously won't be ideal to rent this flat out to four people over several months, and we wouldn't reccommend trying. The sofa bed should rather be used for when occasional visitors come.

We suggest offering larger flats (meaning 3 rooms or more), to more than 2 people. We know, of course, that the fewer the tenants there are, the better it is for the owner - but this is not an entirely realistic expectation. Most tenants only rent a three-room apartment if it has two bedrooms or if it is flexibly furnished – e.g. with a study that can be transformed into a second bedroom.
For most tenants, the size of the apartments is not so important – rather the number of bedrooms is what counts. A separate dining room is always less important. A large apartment without the added benefit of extra rooms is actually more often less desirable due to the time it takes to keep clean. For this reason, busy professionals who work around the clock tend to rent out smaller and more practical flats.