The Deposit – For most apartments, you can expect to give a two to three month deposit at the signing of the lease. By law this should be returned to you with interest at the end of your rental period minus expenses and damages. In some cases, a landlord will forgo the deposit with proof of renter’s insurance.
Condominium – This semi-confusing “fee” is to cover expenses of central heating, cleaning and general maintenance in the foyer and halls of the apartment building. This also covers the care for the plants that may be in the courtyard and also for the electricity that is used for lights in hallways.
Agency fee – 10 % on a top of the rental price
Of course these vary, but generally-speaking:
Unfurnished means literally without furniture — no kitchen cupboards, no sink, nothing.
Semi-furnished apartments generally have the kitchen cupboards and bathroom fixtures and potentially a few “odd” pieces of furniture.
Furnished flats tend to have everything including bedding, dishes and sometimes towels.
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Usefull links for long term rent utilities :
Electricity Enel Acea
Gas Italgas RomaGas
Telephone Infostrada Telecom-Italia Fastweb
Mobile Telephone : Wind Vodafone Tim
Fast Internet Services Infostrada Fastweb Telecom-alice
cable Tv Sky – Fastweb – Mediaset premium