FAQs Lease and costs

Here you will find answers to general questions regarding lease agreements and the costs of renting an apartment in the TU Darmstadt guest houses.

The monthly rent must be paid by the third working day of the month at the latest.

No, cash payment is not possible. The rent has to be paid on a monthly basis to the bank account stated in the lease agreement. If the rent payment will be covered by your university department, please let us know.

We do not write a separate invoice for the rent. If you need any form of verification of your rental costs, the signed lease agreement serves this purpose.

Yes, the utility costs (water, electricity, etc.) are included in the rent. The general cleaning charge is the only additional charge that you will incur.

A general cleaning charge between 89.25 € and 178.50 € depending on apartment size is due at the end of the tenancy. If extra cleaning is considered necessary, costs between 26 € and 42 € per hour based on time and effort will be charged. These cleaning charges shall be deducted from the deposit.

Yes. The lease agreement will only become legally binding if the deposit is made. he deposit (which amounts to 2 x basic rent) has to be transferred 4 months prior to the start of the lease agreement or within 14 days after receiving the lease agreement when the move-in date is less than 4 months away.

The deposit will be refunded within 4 weeks after the end of the tenancy, following the deduction of any costs arising from claims made by the lessor (a general cleaning, among other items)

The fee collection service is paid centrally by the TU Darmstadt during your stay at one of the university's guest houses. The collection service will contact you anyway. Please place the letter you receive from them in the house management office's mailbox.