Frequently Asked Questions

For flat/room-searchers

For people looking for tenants or flatmates

What kind of offers do you accept?

Whole apartments (if you‘re looking for a next tenant/Nachmieter) or rooms in shared flats if you‘re looking for a flatmate. Temporary offers are accepted, too. The city center of one of the listed cities must be reachable within 30 minutes by public transportation.

You are unable to place your apartment or room ad?

Check if you have filled in all required fields, they appear in red and if you have ticked all the required boxes.

Another problem could be that you are using an old browser. If you click "Place ad" and nothing happens - wait! Some older versions of browsers need more time. Or update you browser (just google "Update Chorme" (Internet explorer, Safari, Firefox or whatever browser you are using)).

Nothing helps? Send me all the details via email to and I will post it for you!

Can I use if I am not an expat?

You are most welcome! is open to everyone. The only think you will need is the willigness to communicate with people from around the globe in English!

How is FLATSforEXPATS different from other housing websites?

Your ad will only be seen by registered expats. If you place an ad here, you agree to publish the ad only here for some time (you decide how many days). Like this you help other expats to have better chances to get your place. Users say that the quality of answers is better than if you advertise on big commercial websites.

Can I publish my ad on other platforms? What if my apartment or room ad is already published?

If it is published on a big real estate website like homegate, ronorp, immoscout or similar, you cannot place it here. If it is on a small platform or your personal Facebook page, you can still place it here. You get to decide how many days you will have your ad published exclusively on FfE, after this period of time you‘re free to put it wherever you want.

Does the ad cost?

No, it is completely free. You have the possibility to top list your apartment or room ad though.