Long-Term Housing

Minimum Rental Periods

The minimum rental agreement period is typically 1 year. Furnished serviced apartments can be rented for 3-6 months

Required Documents for Signing a Lease

Typical requirements to sign a lease are:

Standard Security Deposit

The security deposit is equivalent to 2-3 months’ rent.

Local Norm for Returning the Security Deposit

The security deposit is returned after completion of inventory, inspection of outstanding refurbishments, and cleaning.

To help minimise a deposit claim when you move out of your property in Luxembourg below are a few things to be aware of when moving in and moving out:

Outstanding payments for utilities, water, electricity, and repairs will be deducted if necessary.

Return of the deposit can take up to 6 months depending on when utility providers can send invoices for final calculation.

In Luxembourg, there is no judication service to solve any disputes between landlord and tenant and in a court of law the landlord is usually favoured.

Rental Commission

Should you utilize the services of a real estate agent to help you in your search, agencies usually collect rental commission equal to 1 months’ rent plus 17% Value-Added Tax (VAT).

Payment of Rental Commission

The agent’s rental commission is typically paid by the tenant.

Accepted Method of Payment

Wire transfers are the most common method of payment.


School Registration

School Fees

Typical private school fees include:

Public schools are free of charge.

Accepted Method of Payment

Bank transfers are the most common method of payment.


Local Requirements

Residency Requirements

When you move to Luxembourg you may want or need to establish residency.  Requirements may include:

EU Citizens

Non-EU Citizens

It is advisable to connect with a local expert to identify any additional requirements and advise on support available to assist in meeting the local requirements.


Obtaining a Driver’s License


Typical documentation required to obtain a driver’s license include:

Additional Notes

Non-EU driver’s licenses will be sent to the country where it was isued (or to the according embassy); US and Japanese driver’s licenses will be kept and can be exchanged when the applicant leaves Luxembourg.


Opening a Bank Account

Required Documents

In order to open a bank account, you may be asked for:

Time Required

Typically opening a bank account can be completed in 1 day.

Additional Notes