What Are Other Costs Besides the Rent?

Modified on Tue, 27 Feb at 10:53 AM

When moving into a new place, it's important to consider all the costs associated with it. Apart from the rent, there are other expenses that you need to keep in mind. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect:

  • Membership fee and deposit: These are one-time fees that you need to settle before moving in. The deposit will be refunded after the contract termination, if no issues arise.

  • Included in your rent: Your rent covers bills, internet, and cleaning services (depending on your contract details).

  • Not included in your rent:
    • Germany: The TV and Radio Tax, or Rundfunkbeitrag, is mandatory by German law and costs €53 for every 3 months. This is shared by all tenants in the flat. Habyt cannot take care of the payment on behalf of tenants, but you can share the costs with your flatmates.

    • Netherlands: Municipality taxes are not covered.

    • Italy: Additional taxes at move-in include the Registration Tax (1% of the yearly rent) and the Duty Stamp (€32). As the Registration Tax is a yearly tax, it will be charged once a year if the contract exceeds 12 months. At move-out, there are Closing costs (€167 for old Roomie contracts, €67 for any new contract that included a Membership Fee).

    • Spain: Your rent covers utilities up to limited usage. If the usage specified in the contract is exceeded, the surplus is divided among the tenants and charged directly.


Your monthly rent payment includes a fully furnished flat, internet, utilities (see below), maintenance subject to minor repairs clause, cleaning or housekeeping services, access to your digital Habyt Accounts (Habyt app and Habyt Member portal) to manage all your payments and requests, our great support team, and many more!

For utilities, we have a monthly cap that depends on your type of accommodation. Please find their breakdown below:

  • Co-Living: S$75 / HKD350
  • Studio: S$125 / HKD350
  • One-Bedroom: S$125 / HKD350
  • Two-Bedroom: S$125 / HKD700
  • Three-Bedroom: S$225 / HKD1,050
  • Four-Bedroom: S$325 / HKD1,400

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