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jackplc
08-09-2013, 17:22
Hi,

I'm looking to get an apartment or even a room in someone else's apartment in October. I want it to be inside or on the ring line of the metro and I'm willing to pay up to 50,000 roubles a month.

I have a few questions and it'd be a massive help if any of you could give advice.

- how do I go about looking? There are some posts on here but not that many. Are there more specialised sites? Is it worth going to an estate agent?

- what are landlords like? I've heard I'll need to pay a hefty deposit - fine - but will they ask for anything else?

- If I'm looking for places available from the start of October (and preferably a room in a shared flat) what's the best strategy?

Thanks for any tips you can give!


Jack

tonytony
08-09-2013, 17:38
Deposit is usually one month's rent.

If you don't speak Russian well then I would suggest getting a friend who does to help. Either that or find an agent that speaks English well.

Have a look on cian to find properties. This link - if it works - should give you apartments for rent in the area you're looking for at between 30k and 50k roubles per month:-

http://www.cian.ru/cat.php?deal_type=1&obl_id=1&metro[0]=71&metro[1]=7&metro[2]=132&metro[3]=52&metro[4]=74&metro[5]=35&metro[6]=133&metro[7]=34&metro[8]=29&metro[9]=48&metro[10]=8&metro[11]=11&metro[12]=134&metro[13]=100&metro[14]=12&metro[15]=28&metro[16]=121&metro[17]=136&metro[18]=122&metro[19]=51&metro[20]=51&metro[21]=206&metro[22]=102&metro[23]=75&metro[24]=88&metro[25]=199&metro[26]=118&metro[27]=137&city[0]=1&currency=2&minprice=30000&maxprice=50000&wp=1


If there are problems with that link here are some examples of what's available in that price range:-

http://www.cian.ru/showphoto.php?id_flat=10068662

http://www.cian.ru/showphoto.php?id_flat=9917460

http://www.cian.ru/showphoto.php?id_flat=10074419

http://www.cian.ru/showphoto.php?id_flat=10033404

btw which ones Pink?
08-09-2013, 17:43
I havent used this one before so I dont know anything about it, but you can try it. The one I used to use is no longer. Maybe someone else here has info on this one.
http://www.easyroommate.ru/?l=1

jackplc
08-09-2013, 19:34
Thanks!!

Very helpful