Landlords - summary of the most important information

  • Who can offer properties on Kurzzeitwohnen?

    Everybody who owns a property or is allowed to have a subcontract to rent out the appartment, can display properties on Kurzzeitwohnen.

    Which properties are ideal to be displayed on Kurzzeitwohnen?

    Every fully furnished flat from single bedrooms to luxury apartments or holiday apartments in and around Austria are ideal when they are ready-furnished to just move in or are available for a certain period of time.

    How should the properties be furnished?

    Besides having a ready for occupancy furnishment it should have a full equipped kitchen with tableware, cutlery, pots and pans, water heater, coffee machine, microwave etc. Ideal would be to offer bed sheets, towels, vacuum cleaner and if possible a place to do laundry.

    Most important is for tenants to have internet which seems to be a big decision criterion.

    What can increase enquiries as well is a TV, cable TV and a hi-fi system.

    How do I become host on Kurzzeitwohnen?

    Register for free and upload your property in a few simple steps. After entering all the necessary information we will unlock your property during our office hours so that potential tenants can find and request it.

    Is it possible to manage my property completely online?

    Yes, it is possible to manage your property completely online. The maintenance of the occupancy schedule is your most important tool. Each property has its own. Mark the times that are already occupied by yourself or other bookings of yours. This way no one else will be able to enquire that time. With this tool you will have a great overview and be able to manage your enquiries either to confirm, delete or extend them.

    An e-mail will be sent to you right after someone enquired your property, containing the link to your flat. After logging in you find the contact details of the tenant in your timeline. Klick on the yellow (for open enquiries) or red (confirmed booking) box with the preview of the tenants name and the details appear underneath the timeline.

    Now you are able to get in touch with the tenant and clearify details or answer questions concerning the tenancy.

    An agreement on a firm booking can be made oral or written. Payment terms and timeframe of the tenancy should be clearified in advance as well as the payment of a security deposit, handing over the keys and if requested a beforehand visit.

    Depending on whether a tenancy has been approved or not the enquiry will be in your occupancy schedule. Confirm or delete the enquiry to inform us as well.

    Quick interaction and an occupancy schedule that is up to date ensures suitable enquiries and satisfied tenants.

  • Which pictures would present the property best?

    They should create an inviting atmosphere and give a good overview of your property on Kurzzeitwohnen. Tenants prefer to get a first impression of what to expect of the apartment they are moving in. It is ideal to give insights into the bed room, living room, dining area, kitchen, bathroom, entrance area, location etc. 

    Important is that the tenants expect to move into the displayed property. The pictures should always be up to date.

    Present your apartment in the nicest way, look out for tidiness, cleanness and fresh made beds. Avoid pictures of private items, place some flowers nicely, make it look as welcoming as possible.

    Pictures in horizontal format are better displayed. For each of your properties you can upload up to 8 pictures.

    Which guidline can I follow to set the price?

    The prices are a constitution of size, location, equipment, age and general condition of the property, as well as if there is a parking lot or garage available.

    Another factor are the surroundings of the property, shops and restaurants and a proper connection to the public traffic.

    Keep in mind that most of our enquiries are from business people who are travelling alone. Take advantage of the different opportunities regarding the graduation of price for numbers of persons, season and length of stay to achieve chance on different enquiries.

  • Who are the main targets of Kurzzeitwohnen?

    Most enquiries are made by companies or business individuals who plan to stay for a few weeks or months in a different city for a project or transfer. People ask for apartments that vary in price and sizes and location. Most of the tenants are people who are specialized in their profession and work for international companies. We also accommodate private indviduals or tourists who are planning to have a longer stay in Austria. Most of the tenants are from German-speaking countries and the rest from all around the world.

  • Do landlords pay a fee to Kurzzeitwohnen and does it cost anything to be listed?

    No, we do not charge landlords. We have a free usage of our website and do not set terms or conditions for you.

    Who decides who is going to stay in the property?

    The landlords decide who is allowed to move in. Via e-mail you will receive non-binding enquiries that are being made by interested parties on Kurzzeitwohnen.

    What should be considered when it comes to taking a deposit?

    You yourself decide if you take a deposit and how much it should be. We recommend a deposit adapted to your furnishing (most landlords take a one month rent) to ensure potential damage. 

    The procedure should be as smooth as possible and for you time saving. Some tenants make a bank transfer, some landlords take cash or make creditcard back up.

  • What has to be considered when it comes to the obligation to register?

    The obligation to register is up to the tenant. As landlord you have the obligation according to the law ( Law of registration ) to inform your tenant to fill in the paper of registrations  . Be aware that the tenant indicates the residence as his second.

    Who is liable for damage?

    The tenant is liable for any damage in the property and on the furnishment that happens during his/her stay and has to bear the costs.
    Removal, repair and replacement are both up to the landlord. It is the purpose of the deposit to cover that damage.
    An insurance covers some of the damage but might not pay for all the expenses. We recommend to contact your insurance consultant.
    To avoid damage, you can point out sources of danger and hand over a inventory list.

    Who is liable for damage?

    The tenant is liable for any damage in the property and on the furnishment that happens during his/her stay and has to bear the costs.
    Removal, repair and replacement are both up to the landlord. It is the purpose of the deposit to cover that damage.
    An insurance covers some of the damage but might not pay for all the expenses. We recommend to contact your insurance consultant.
    To avoid damage, you can point out sources of danger and hand over a inventory list.

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