Long-Term Housing

Minimum Rental Periods

The minimum rental agreement period is typically 1 year.

Required Documents for Signing a Lease

Typical documents required to sign a lease are a valid passport and proof of employment.

Standard Security Deposit

The security deposit is equivalent to 1 months’ rent.

Local Norm for Returning the Security Deposit

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

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

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 15% of the annual rent.

Payment of Rental Commission

Rental commission is typically paid by the landlord.

Accepted Method of Payment

Wire transfer, check, and cash are acceptable methods of payment.


School Registration

School Fees

Typical school fees include:

• Registration fee
• Tuition fees
• Admission fee
• Application fee

Accepted Method of Payment

Bank transfer and cash are acceptable methods of payment.


Obtaining a Driver’s License


It is required that a foreign driver’s license is converted to a local license within 3 months after arrival.

Additional Notes

Driving is conducted on the left side of the road. It is recommended to obtain an international driver’s license before arriving in Zimbabwe.


Opening a Bank Account

Required Documents

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

• A valid passport
• Work Permit
• Proof of address
• Confirmation of employment/income • A small deposit

Time Required

It may take 1-3 days for your account opening to be complete.