As is often the case, the only real answer to this question is, it depends. A lot of current tenants have the option to extend their contract. This means they have to let us know a month before the contract ends if they’d like to rent their flat for longer or not. So very often, we can’t say whether or not an apartment is really available from the stated date, until a month in advance.
If you get in touch with us one month before you move in, you’ll have the best overview of everything that is available. If that is too short-notice for you, feel free to get in touch with us earlier. We will have confirmed alternatives for you, which can be rented out even a couple of months in advance. In this case it is important to let us know exactly what you’re looking for. Important criteria are: district (or where you work), how long you’d consider commuting on public transport, max rent price, number of people/tenants, number of bedrooms, rental period, whether you want to extend the contract or view the property etc.
Please be aware that it is often impossible to rent an apartment 6 months or more in advance. In the mayority of cases, the property has to be available from the date you specify (+/- a week or two), but not beforhand. The owners prefer letting their apartments out continously and don't like long periods without having a tenant.