Yes, they are - generally speaking. But understandably, not all owners wnt to organise an endless amount of viewings. They often have to arrange viewings with their current tenants who are not too keen on having a visitor show up ever other day. Before we can get in touch with the owner, we need an application from you. Without an official application, viewings are unfortunately not possible. Owners also wish to find out about basic details of prospective tenants in advance, and they want to be sure that they are seriously interested.
As soon as we have received your application form for an apartment (it is enough to fill in the form once, by the way), we will get in touch with the owner and ask if they are interested in your request and if a viewing is possible. Sometimes, other people are interested in the same apartment who want to rent for a longer period of time or who want to rent without prior viewing. It is our job to find out how your chances are, if a viewing is possible, and if so - when.
The owner cannot just enter a rented apartment to show it to a prospective tenant. To arrange the viewing, the owner has to get in touch with the current tenant of the place first. For this reason, it may take 1 or 2 days and sometimes longer before the viewing can take place.
Viewings are most often organized 2-4 weeks before the current tenant is going to leave. Sometimes tenants decide to extend the lease for another month, and they give the owner notice one month before the contract ends. Owners will, of course, only organize a viewing if they are sure that the current tenant is going to move out. A lot of apartments are rented out without prior viewing, and so it could be that the owner decides to rent out to the tenant who rents the apartment without viewing. If you are only interested in one specific apartment and would like to know what your chances are, it is best to call and ask us directly.