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How to find accomodation?

The usual process of long-term rental of housing in Bulgaria.

Long term rentals in Bulgaria have a minimum term of 1 year.

In 95% of cases, the property is rented out with furniture.

The monthly rental amount is usually indicated in EUR, but paid in BGN.
A deposit in the amount of rent for 1 or 2 months must be made. The deposit is refunded when you leave the property and cannot be used to pay for the last month's rent. It covers the costs that the homeowner may incur for damage repairs, deep cleaning, and so on.
You need to sign the contract with the inventory verification form.
If the tenant is a foreigner, the homeowner must fill out a special declaration and provide it to you. You can download it from here. Long-term leases can usually be terminated by any party (homeowner or tenant) with 1 month's notice.
Utility bills (electricity, heating, water and internet) are usually not included in the rental price.
In most cases, official utility bills remain registered with the owner, but the tenant covers the Bills in one of two ways – by paying them directly to the owner or online via using the owner's account numbers.

Long-term self-rental

You can search for an apartment yourself using an agency or through real estate rental platforms. If you choose this, keep in mind that most agencies charge you a commission equal to half or full of your monthly rent.

There will be a lot of listings on real estate portals, but some of them may be fake or duplicate, so make sure you ask to view exactly the same property you saw in the ad. Do not go to property inspections without first seeing the photo on the internet – it will be a waste of time.

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