I will be renting an apartment in Minas Gerais in the next 6 months, but I had some questions about what to expect.
I was told that it is common for apartments not to include an shower - should I expect to have to buy my own shower head for most cases?
As I'm looking at photos online of apartments, I notice there are no toilet seats - is this common in Brazil to not have a toilet seat, or is it common just to buy a toilet seat when you rent?
As far as taxes go - I see the price listed for the monthly rent due, but should I expect to pay any additional fees or taxes? I understand this may vary depending on the realtor, but is there a general rule / law in Brazil about taxes / fees associated with apartments?
Finally, as a US expat - is there anything that you can think of that might be "surprising" to me with renting in Brazil vs renting in the US that you think I might not be aware of? As a side note, I have been to Brazil twice, once in a hotel and once in a families house in Minas Gerais.