How to Move to Czech Republic I Living in Czech Republic I Move to Czech Republic I Relocation Guide for Expat to Czech Republic Relocating to Czech Republic
If you are relocating an executive to Czech Republic or if you are relocating to or within Czech Republic yourself, you have found the right relocation and immigration specialists. Helpxpat provides professional relocation and immigration solutions tailored to the needs of international executives.
For the past many years, we have consistently relocated corporate executives to live in Czech Republic and their families to, and within, Czech Republic . We are responsive and professional, and always operate with care and sensitivity towards our client’s needs.
Moving to Czech Republic
Expat life in the Czech Republic has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the hilly borderland of Moravia, learning how Czech people celebrate St. Wenceslas Day, up to tasting the Czech Republic’s favorite dishes such as vepřo–knedlo–zelo.
Relocating services in Czech Republic
Relocating to Czech Republic being a completely new land is a task easier said than done, especially when a family is involved. Moving to a different country and settling into a new life is a period of emotional and physical upheaval that needs to be tackled intelligently with the right help and guidance from friends, family, companies offering
If you are planning to relocate to Czech Republic, www.helpxpat.com brings you practical information below, where you will find useful tips to begin your search. For the past few years we have consistently relocated corporate executives to live in Czech Republic and their families to, and within, Czech Republic. We are responsive and professional, and always operate with care and sensitivity towards our client’s needs.
Home Search in Czech Republic
Searching for a new property in Czech Republic can be stressful, time-consuming and very frustrating, often requiring that you view numerous properties that don’t meet your requirements. Helpxpat will save your time by assuring all properties closely suit your needs and reporting back to you with an itinerary. Our consultants in Czech Republic have considerable market knowledge and negotiation skills.
A safer option is to use the services of a relocation agent, who will be able to speak the language and understand the local nuances of the Czech Republic property market.
In general, there is a good offer of properties in Prague and, depending on the specific requirements, it is usually possible to find between 6 and 12 properties that are available at any given time that could be of interest. In other cities in the Czech Republic, the rental housing market is less developed and it can be quite challenging to find suitable accommodation.
Types of accommodation in Czech Republic
Houses in Prague are, in most cases offered unfurnished with rent payable in either in Czech Crowns or Euros. The most significant impact on the asking rent, apart from the location, is the number of bedrooms and overall size of the property. The market is divided into properties available for long-term lease (more than a year) and short-term lease (less than a year), because the operational costs of short-term leases are significantly higher (e.g. real estate fees) for the owners, the rent for short term leases are typically 20 – 40 % higher than long term leases.
How to find a home in Czech Republic?
Rent prices in Prague are at an “international level”, in the Mercer’s 2014 Cost of Living overview, Prague takes the 92nd place (from 73rd place in 2013), ranking it among cities like Stuttgart and Washington. Rent prices in Prague are at an “international level”, in the Mercer’s 2011 Cost of Living overview, Prague takes the 47th place (same as in 2010), ranking it among cities like Vienna, Stockholm, Helsinki and Amsterdam. Rent differs depending on the location (residential areas with many expatriates versus less popular areas but with possibility to find the same quality property for less money), quality of materials used, age, style, seasonal market fluctuations and finally also expectations of individual landlords. The real estate market in Prague is maturing but there is still a lack of common standards.
Rent is generally mentioned excluding utilities, some owners will accept to include an agreed upon amount in the rent for utility payments, but if the actual consumption is higher/lower than this amount, the balance will have to be settled. The costs for utilities (excluding telephone and Internet) for a house of about 200 sqm varies between €200,- and €300, mostly depending on the number of persons occupying the property.
It is usually possible to conclude a lease agreement for a longer period of time, and include a so-called diplomatic clause which allows for the termination of the lease with a period of notice of three months in case the person is relocated. A security deposit in the amount of one month’s rent (for furnished properties two months’ rent) is common and rent payments are usually required monthly or quarterly in advance.
Standard Tenancy: Minimum 12 months for long term leases.
Security Deposit: Yes, usually equivalent to 1 – 2 months rent
Holding Deposit: In most case not required to secure a property while negotiating the
lease and not advised.
Real Estate Commission: Commission is paid by the landlord and the tenant to the letting agent.
Utilities: Tenants responsibility, not included within rent.
Choosing a right school in Czech Republic
The choice for one of the international schools in Prague is often one of the most important decisions to be made and it affects many of the other items related to the relocation such as Home Search. In Prague, there is range of international schools to choose from. Other cities in the Czech Republic with international schools include Brno, Olomouc and Ostrava, but the offer is not really comparable to Prague.
A wealth of information can be found on the following websites of the major international schools below.
International School Prague
Prague British School Prague
English International School Prague
International Montessori School of Prague
Park Lane International School
Relocation agencies in Czech Republic
Helpxpat specialise in helping people move and are set up to relieve employees of the issues that occur when moving to Czech Republic and we offer a wide range of services and provide aid in every aspect of your relocation – from visa struggles and work permits, to transport and finding housing.
Relocating without any assistance and help can quickly evolve into a matter of frustration, confusion and surrender – Our expert expat team is ready to get your relocation going, so why not jump-start your move abroad and contact us today? Best to start early!
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