Finally the search is over. Despite many competitors, you have won the bid for your dream property. Your future landlord will even already have the contract ready. But the quickly ruins your joy. To the first month's rent due, the rent deposit must also be paid in advance, three months' rent. You did not expect it at all. This payment is a considerable burden on the already strained moving budget. We inform you about everything you need to know about the rent deposit and possible alternatives that relieve your reserves. However, this information is no substitute for advice from an insurer, your house bank or a tax advisor.