The easiest and safest way to look for accommodation is to use the services of a real estate agency. Such services will cost you, the client, approximately one month’s rent.
Also, you should be ready to pay one to three months’ rent as a security deposit (returnable at the end of your lease) plus at least the first month’s rent. Of course you may want to search for your accommodation independently, online (usually in Czech) or via international communities.
The main points to keep in mind are who you are dealing with; the actual ownership of the property; the wording of the lease, its specific conditions and its duration; the rent and the security deposit; and the hand-over protocol.
Rental practices in the Czech Republic, together with a list of English-speaking real estate agents and tips for independent search, are described in detail in the infosheet on accommodation and property. If you don’t find what you’re looking for there, send us an inquiry.