How to save energy – suggestions to avoid too high bills
- Dicembre 7, 2022
- Living in Milan, Useful info about Milan
Hi student 😊
searching for an apartment on rent in Milan, you often see in the listings “all inclusive” price.
How can be 100% sure it really is and avoid bad surprises?
I would recommend you to be sure the following items are included:
✅ unlimited bills of electricity *, gas (cooking/heating) and hot water
✅ unlimited WiFi Internet
✅ condo expenses
✅ garbage tax (TARI), municipality tax (TASI),
✅ contract registration tax (it’s the 2% of the total rent for the period),
✅ annual check of the heating system
✅ agency fee and 22% VAT
✅ assistance during all your stay
✅ cleaning service during your stay and the final one after the check-out
✅ check-in and check-out service.
😳 In Italy usually these costs are charged to the tenants 😳
I would recommend you also to check if they provide:
✅ bed linen, blankets, pillows, bath towels, kitchenware, cleaning products, ironing tools, refrigerator, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, TV.
➡️ Last, but not least, it’s better to see the neighborhood and the building with Google street view.
……If there isn’t in the listing, I recommend you to ask for a Video tour of the apartment and street where the building is facing.
……To see some Video reviews from the renters would be very helpful as well.
I would suggest you to see the posts I’ve recently published about the “Warning for students” and other useful information for foreign students searching for an apartment on rent in Milan.
Here you you can see more details about Rental Milan pricing.
Thank you and good luck!
* Just to give you an idea, Electricity bills, for example, for a normal usage in a 1 BR apartment, could be also € 100/month if you use AC, induction plates or the oven, and they will be deducted from your deposit.
** It should be written clearly in the lease agreement with the owner and in the booking confirmation from the agency/website.