[Help] - Heidelberg/Rohrbach accommodation costs / requirements

The location of the prospective job would be near Boxberg / Rohrbach.

I am looking for an apartment with 2 rooms (not 2 bedrooms), a bathtub (required) and a minimum of 50 sqm. No ground floor or attic level. Looking at a commute time of no more than 45 minutes to the workplace with public transport such as buses, trams etc.

Apartment should be in an area near shops such as bakery, supermarket etc.

Area that is safe/low crime rate.

Could you please advise what areas would be suitable for this/cost? I would prefer to still be close to the city centre if possible..

Thank you in advance.

I hope you are aware that this is not a site to find an apartment.
But we can give you advice on what to look for and how to do it.

This forum already contains lots of advice on rental search in Germany, which I encourage you to read.
Regarding the average cost in your specific area, you should consult the local "Mietspiegel" (official survey of rent levels), which is published by the local authorities (and sometimes costs a fee to access). Of course this is available only in German.
To find actual properties for rent, visit classified ads sites like kleinanzeigen.ebay.de or immoscout24.de (the latter mainly for realtors that will charge you a fee of typically several months rent).
And then you must be in town to view prospective apartments - there is no way to rent a permanent place without physical presence. So arrange a temporary place to stay (hotel or serviced apartment) for the initial weeks or months until you find a permanent place and can move in there.
Remark: Properties are typically advertised and the better ones quickly taken soon after the previous tenant submits his resignation. Since termination notice periods are a minimum of three months, by law, that means you will likely have to wait for many weeks between signing the rental contract and moving in. That time can be spent on acquiring furniture and fittings, as almost all German properties are rented out empty, which means not even lightbulbs or curtains are present.

Thank you for your reply.

Yes, I know this is not a site to find an apartment, I was more asking about people's experience of living in Heidelberg, and what are good/bad areas to live in :).

Thank you for your advice, I will also look at Mietspiegel. It's fine for it to only be in German :), I am a native German speaker but have not worked in Germany as yet. Worked in the UK for the past 6 years.

beppi wrote:

I hopeyou are aware that this is not a site tofind an apartment.
But we can give you advice on what to look for and how to do it.

This forum already contains lots of advice o rental search in Germany, which I encourage you to read.
Regarding the average cost in your specific area, you shouldconsult the local "Mietspiegel" (official survey of rent levels), which is published by the local authorities (and sometimes costs a fee to access). Of course this is available only in German.
To find actualproperties for rent, visit classified ads sites like kleinanzeigen.ebay.de or immoscout24.de (the latter mainly for realtors that will charge you a fee of typically several months rent).
And then you must be in town to view prospective apartments - there is no way to rent a permanent place without physical presence. So arrange a temporary place to stay (hotel or serviced apartment) for the initial weeks or months until you find a permanent place and can move in there.
Remark: Properties are typically advertised and the better ones quickly taken soon after the previous tenant submits his resignation. Since termination notice periods are a minimum of three months, by law, that means you will likely have to wait for many weeks between signing the rental contract and moving in. That time can be spent on acquiring furniture and fittings, as almost all German properties are rented out empty, which means not even lightbulbs or curtains are present.

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