Housing rentals in Austria

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Statistics on the development of available housing for rent in Austria over the past month

Below you can see the development of available housing for rent in Austria over the past month. In the first column you see the date. In the second column you see the total amount of housing for rent in Austria on the date. In the third column you see the amount of new housing in Austria that was available for rent on the date. In the fourth column you see the amount of housing in Austria that was rented on the date. Also see aggregate statistics on all available housing rentals in Austria over time, aggregate statistics on new housing rentals in Austria over time, aggregate statistics on rented housing in Austria over time

Date All housing for rent New housing for rent Rented housing
27. May 2024 10393 467 480
26. May 2024 10406 689 685
25. May 2024 10402 809 801
24. May 2024 10394 691 737
23. May 2024 10440 707 728
22. May 2024 10461 675 733
21. May 2024 10519 497 492
20. May 2024 10514 519 503
19. May 2024 10498 712 754
18. May 2024 10540 720 792
17. May 2024 10612 1125 1104
16. May 2024 10591 825 833
15. May 2024 10599 1089 1079
14. May 2024 10589 601 376
13. May 2024 10364 733 696
12. May 2024 10327 543 644
11. May 2024 10428 753 770
10. May 2024 10445 177 207
9. May 2024 10475 657 703
8. May 2024 10521 751 738
7. May 2024 10508 778 741
6. May 2024 10471 591 593
5. May 2024 10473 528 540
4. May 2024 10485 721 688
3. May 2024 10452 782 1123
2. May 2024 10793 751 437
1. May 2024 10479 878 890
30. April 2024 10491 718 692
29. April 2024 10465 504 460
28. April 2024 10421 557 540
27. April 2024 10404 822 0

What is a housing rental?

A rental property is a dwelling that you rent instead of buying. It can be an apartment, a house, a room, or a townhouse. It is a flexible solution that allows you to live in a specific area without committing to purchasing a property.

When you rent a property, you pay a monthly rent depending on the size, location, and other factors. When renting, it's crucial to read the lease agreement thoroughly, so you know what is included in the rent and what obligations you have as a tenant.

There are many advantages to renting a property. Firstly, it can be cheaper compared to other forms of housing, meaning you can save money and spend it on other things. Secondly, it can be easier to move when you rent, as you don’t need to sell your property before moving. Thirdly, in many rental properties, you receive assistance from the landlord or the property company if there are issues with the rental, such as burst water pipes, blocked drains, etc.

All in all, renting is a good solution for those who want flexibility and do not want to commit to one place. A rental can be a cheaper solution than other forms of housing, and it is easy and flexible to move again when you rent, as you do not need to find a buyer, but simply need to terminate the lease and move to a new property when the rental period expires.

There are many different types of properties one can rent, including:

Apartment for rent in Austria

An apartment is a private dwelling in a multi-story building. Renting an apartment can be a good choice if you want to be close to the city, have access to public transport, and live close to other people. Read more about apartment for rent by clicking the link.

House for rent in Austria

A house is a building that serves as a home or residence for individuals or families, where the resident has the right to use the land on which the building is located. A house usually has an associated garden and other outdoor areas such as a driveway. Read more about house for rent by clicking the link.

Room for rent in Austria

A room for rent is a room that is rented out – typically as a sublet. Renting rooms is often time-limited, and one will typically sublet a room for rent for a shorter period, which can be from a few days to several months. Read more about room for rent by clicking the link.

How do you find a rental property in Austria?

Finding a rental property can be a time-consuming and, at times, challenging process, depending on the current housing market situation in the area you are looking in. Start by defining your needs and desires. Then, explore the market for available rental properties, for example, by searching on housing portals like Boligdeal.dk or by contacting property companies, property managers, or housing associations. Next, arrange viewings for relevant rental properties, and make an agreement with the landlord once you have found the right rental property. 

You can see a detailed description of how to find and rent your new rental property via our guides for searching for apartments for rent, searching for rooms for rent, searching for houses for rent.

Find a rental accommodation for rent in Austria online

The first and most important step in your search process is to gain an overview of available rental properties that suit you.  

Housingtarget.com gives you access to a wide range of available rental properties throughout Europe. Whether you are looking for a small rental, a larger rental property, an affordable rental, or a luxury rental, there are good chances to find the property you are looking for on Housingtarget.com.

You can filter your search and set up automatic search agents for housing rentals, which notify you about new rental properties that match your criteria. This saves time and allows you to quickly contact landlords who have rental properties that suit you.

Find an affordable long term rental

If you wish to find an economically affordable rental property, it's important to have as many options as possible to choose from. This is achieved by contacting various landlords of rental properties and scheduling viewings of the different available properties.

Once you have received the various landlords' price proposals, you can try to negotiate the price by presenting your own offer. By keeping several options open and contacting multiple landlords, you increase the chance of finding a landlord who is willing to match your offer.

The price you can negotiate depends a lot on supply and demand. So, by choosing an area with many available rental properties, you can increase the likelihood of finding a rental property at a favorable price.

Find a home for rent with the right size and layout

When you are looking for a new rental property, it is crucial that it can accommodate both your current and future needs. In other words, the rental property should be spacious enough for your current daily activities and plans you have for the near future. Are you expecting to expand your family, plan to live in the rental property for many years, or need space for a subtenant for a period?

The layout and floor plan of a home can significantly impact whether the property can meet your needs. Even if a rental property seems too small, optimizing the use of space through layout and good planning can often resolve this issue.

You can find inspiration for decorating your rental through these guides: Guide to furnishing your apartment, Guide to furnishing your house, and Guide to furnishing your room.

Moving into a rental home in Austria

Once you have found your future rental property, the next step is the move. It is essential that the moving process is well organized, and you focus on all aspects of the move.

Moving varies significantly depending on whether you are moving to a room or apartment or moving to a house. 

We have developed these guides to help you when moving into a rental property: Guide to moving into an apartment, Guide to moving into a house, and Guide to moving into a room.

Would you like to rent out a property?

If you have properties available for rent, you can find your new tenant via Housingtarget.com, one of the leading online platforms for renting out private properties in Europe. We are used by many landlords for property rentals, including property companies, housing associations, real estate agents, and administrators, etc., for renting out properties.

Housingtarget.com is visited daily by hundreds of people looking for available rental properties. When you advertise your available properties for rent on Housingtarget.com, they are exposed to a wide range of tenants, from students to families to seniors.

If you have a property for rent, you can always create an ad directly here. You can also actively search for potential tenants here. Additionally, you are more than welcome to contact us via email at [email protected] – we are ready to assist you with advice and help in creating your property ad.

We have created a guide that describes the rental process from A-Z for you: Rent out your property through 10 simple steps.

Use your common sense when looking for housing rental

When renting a property, it is crucial to check the landlord before transferring any money to them. Always get legal help to review your lease agreement before signing it. Arrange a viewing of the property, check the landlord's background, and get documentation verifying the landlord's right to rent out the property before signing anything or transferring money to the landlord. Most importantly: Use your common sense.

We have collected several tips on what to pay attention to in this guide: Check the landlord before renting a property.

Nice to know when you are searching for rental housing in Austria

In the land of music, not a single dull day goes by, and a chance of leisure is never passed. 

Austria is a European country bordering Germany to the northwest, Italy to the south and many of the smaller neighboring countries like Slovenia,  Czech Republic , Hungary etc. It’s home to a population of 8,935,112 (2020 estimate). It covers an area of 83,879 sq. km.

Austria is famous for many things, however the most characteristic of the country is the music heritage and importance in the world. Austria is home to many internationally known musicians and huge icons, especially in the field of classical music. Composers like Anton Bruckner, Joseph, Haydn Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Schubert and last but not least, Mozart himself. Every year, Austria is host to countless music festivals honoring both the iconic classic pieces written in Austria, but also exploring the young aspiring composers and musicians in the field. Operas and dramas are common activities as well, both for couples, families and people looking for a moment of leisure.

Apart from the musical past and significance, Austria has strikingly beautiful nature, which attracts millions of people each year, around 30.8 million to be more precise. As Austria consists almost entirely of mountainous landscaping, they attract a large number of tourists from the countries in Europe who have less altitude to explore. The mountains, valleys and lakes provide endless outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, swimming etc. in summer, and as the temperature falls in winter and the first snow hits the ground, millions of people gather to ski and snowboard down the majestic mountainsides.

The cities of Austria are charming and stand beautiful in contrast to the wilderness of the rural areas. The largest city, and capital is called Vienna and is a beautiful mixture of the fast paced city life, and a hint of the slow southern European lifestyle. In the cities you’ll find the art in both museums, concert halls, galleries and so on.

Austria is in many ways an attractive European country in terms of beauty and charm, however the social aspect is also an important factor to the beauty of the country. Austria has been ranked the second best country in terms of quality of life in 2019. The study was based on many factors, some of which were healthcare, safety (crime rates) and education in which all three Austria scored exceptionally well. Healthcare costs are 45% covered by social security and education is entirely free up until university for all residents of Austria. 

The cost of living is fairly regular compared to other European countries. Many expats chose to settle here because of this in contrast to the neighboring country Switzerland, which has been ranked the most expensive in Europe. The university costs are quite low in Austria as well and go all the way down to €1,000 and €2,000.