Accommodation in Vietnam
Larger cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh have websites catering specifically for their expat populations which have great housing listings.
In order to rent an apartment you will need to supply a deposit, a copy of your passport, work visa and address of employer. By law, landlords have to report this information to the government when renting property to a foreigner.
A deposit of two months' rent is usually required and some landlords have been known to ask for payment for the full rental period beforehand, however this is not the norm and can be risky.
The area in which you are renting as well as the number of rooms in an apartment will impact the price. When viewing apartments it is wise to take a walk around the block and check if there are any new buildings going up nearby as this can cause an annoyance, particularly on weekend mornings when you are looking forward to a lie-in.