If there are any flat owners out there who rent to foreigners on a temporary basis, I'd appreciate knowing what your policies are regarding deposits and return of deposits when reservations are cancelled. Please tell me how much deposit you expect for a one night, one week or one month rental. I assume this is a damage deposit and that rent is due on arrival. Is that right? If the person is staying for more than a month, do you ask for full payment up front? Do you give a full refund for cancelled reservations? Any help you can give regarding this would be helpful to me as I set up a flat for rental. Please do not advise me to work through an agency. I prefer to handle it myself. Thank you.