Apart from Rent, is there anything else that I need to pay?
Your agent should clearly state any additional charges, but in general there are a few extra charges payable on top of rent. What is payable will change depending on the type of property you are renting. Commercial space, including offices, retail and industrial property will be subject to service charges and VAT will also be payable on top of the rent. Residential properties can vary from property to property. Serviced apartments will usually include most costs within the rent, however, condominiums will normally charge for additional services. In almost all cases you will need to pay additional amounts for electricity and water use.