Legal assistance for tenants with problems with the landlord grants the tenant association. (in German).
Explanation of the Rent Act with examples of renter and landlord issues may be found here >>>
Persons looking to rent an apartment in Vienna may find helpful and necessary information at the official site of the city of Vienna (in English).
The largest landlord of Vienna’s apartment rental properties is the City of Vienna providing substantial public housing facilities.
Apartment listings are available online at http://www.apartment.at/eng, Craigslist http://vienna.en.craigslist.at/apa/, http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rentals/austria/vienna/r320, http://www.central-apartments-vienna.com/. Sublets are listed at http://www.sublet.com/city_rentals/vienna_rentals.asp.
Appartment prices vary significantly depending on the state or city district.
A summary of average housing prices per square meter in Austria is available in German.
On average, apartments have 2-3 bedrooms. Many rentals are listed by real estate agents and adds may be viewed at the above listings as well as in the newspapers (in German) including Der Standard, Finden.at, die Presse , and Kurier.
Generally, rent is due to the landlord on the 1st of the month. It usually includes the operating expenses, special expenses (for example: lift operating costs), and sales tax, normally 10%.
Additional information on the rental market (Global property guide / Austria).
For persons looking to buy real estate in Austria, find listings with real estate magazines:
Real estate agents: