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Freiburg - Assistance for Flat renting

Hello Guys,

my google search result directed me here so I can see there are some hot discussions with regards to moving to Freiburg and life in Freiburg.

I am moving to Freiburg to work, with my wife (no children) and I will have to register myself in the town hall and then submit my documents for my work permit and residency permit. I already have signed the contract. Now what I need first is to find a flat and then register it in the city town hall. so without this I can not proceed at all.

as it looks like finding a flat to rent is hell of a job and google is not the best choice and different websites are not showing the good flats which are available. now for me the best action to do is to drive to Freiburg with my wife and search for flat.


what I need now is someone who can be with me as a guide who:
knows the city well and all areas
who is quick and able to speak to German possibly (if it helps better)
knows some real state agents or knows some contacts for finding flats in freiburg - or tries to make some contact to real states
and can spend mornign to night with us to show us around and shows us the flats for like 1 to 3 days until we hit our ideal flat and rent it

in case there is anyone out there please give me a shout and we can negotiate the rest in private messages.

in any case if this post is irrelevant to this forum please excuse me and accept my apologies.

Cheers,
David
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Re: Freiburg - Assistance for Flat renting

Congratulations on your new job in Freiburg/ Fribourg.

Another approach might be to start your job while staying in a hotel. In the evening flats can be looked at, or your spouse can do that during the day.

Also, here is the Immobilien section of the Freiburger Nachrichten:

http://www.freiburger-nachrichten.ch/immobilien

Other Fribourg area newspapers are listed at this link:

http://www.fribourgregion.ch/de/medi...bourgeois.html

Good luck!
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Re: Freiburg - Assistance for Flat renting

Thank you for replying but unfortunately although I have EU permanent residency I can't start my work until my work permit is there and one of the prerequisites for work permit is a registered flat. Thanks for the links.
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Re: Freiburg - Assistance for Flat renting

Hi Guys please ignore this message as I meant Freiburg in Germany
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Re: Freiburg - Assistance for Flat renting

David, understand that Fribourg is a bilingual canton and the city itself is bilingual so this may make a difference in where you look for a place to rent. One side of the river is French, the other German. You'll hear both languages being spoken in the city all the time.

Do you want to be in the city proper or would you prefer a more rural/village type setting? Look at these websites to see what's available in your price range. The language the advert is in will likely tell you which side of the river it is.

www.immoscout24.ch
www.immostreet.ch
www.homegate.ch
www.home.ch

Could your new employer provide someone to help you? My husband's did when he first moved here. They arranged some viewings for him with various agents and also helped us with registration, etc. Alternatively, many rental agencies will have staff who speak English so try and arrange viewings with an English speaking staff member.

Have you actually had confirmation that your permit has been approved? Permanent residency in an EU country doesn't give you the right to move here as an EU national could. You are considered as a non-EU national and as such your employment has to be approved by the Swiss authorities.

"I am a citizen of a non-EU/EFTA state in possession of an unlimited residence permit valid for an EU/EFTA state. Do I need visa to work in Switzerland?

Whether or not you possess a residence permit valid for an EU/EFTA state does not affect your status in Switzerland. You are subject to the same provisions on entry and work as people who enter Switzerland from a third state. As a rule, you will need to apply for an entry visa, which will be issued by the Swiss diplomatic representation abroad as soon as you have been granted a work permit."

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...rbeit/faq.html

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...zulassung.html

It should say somewhere in your contract the equivalent of "subject to permit approval". You/your wife will also need to apply for Type D visas at the Swiss embassy/consulate in Sweden.
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Re: Freiburg - Assistance for Flat renting

Im sorry that I made you write a long post I have confused the cities of Freiburg (Germany) and Freiborg. sorry for this! I can not delete the post somehow! hope this reply stops the misleading
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Re: Freiburg - Assistance for Flat renting

It's easily done as they're spelt the same in German.
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Re: Freiburg - Assistance for Flat renting

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It's easily done as they're spelt the same in German.
Hence why the DE city is normally called Freiburg im Breisgau to avoid the confusion.
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Re: Freiburg - Assistance for Flat renting

You are by no means the first to be confused. A friend of ours tried to help a chap to find an address in Freiburg. Although he knew the place well, he had no idea where the road was situated. No wonder. It was the wrong city in the wrong country. The poor fellow had quite a drive ahead of him...
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Re: Freiburg - Assistance for Flat renting

And don't confuse Freiburg with Freiberg
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