Your credit card will be charged no earlier than one month before your move-in date. If your move-in date is less than one month in the future when you book the apartment, your card will be charged 2-3 days after the booking.
Your money will be retained first in a secure fiduciary account and will only be transferred to the landlord when you move into your apartment. This ensures a smooth payment process for both parties. All other rental payments will then be paid directly to your landlord.