Where will your children go to school?
The children are 1 year and 5 years old
, so hopefully they can learn the language quicker than us (the parents) and not need the international school. The information on the schools is very appreciated though because we did not know about the international and intensive school, and we might end up needing to center around the school issue when we move to Germany as we currently don't speak German at home.
Also, we did not know about the kitchen sink frequently leaving with the tenants. This is a big cost factor to consider and be on the lookout for. We will look at ibg-gaissert in more detail.
Thanks for the info. The process of looking for a place to live in a foreign land is quite overwhelming and all your comments were enlightening and helpful. I am curious about one thing however. In Italy, where I lived for several years, there is a law which prevents landlords from raising the rent or asking official tenants to leave without alot of bureacracy. Therefore, homeowners are reluctant to rent their houses and this creates a market where only run down houses that nobody wants to live in are available, or if they are decent quality, the cost is prohibitive and you could buy the house for less than it costs to rent. Few people rent in Italy and for good houses they buy. Is there a similar law in Germany which affects the rental market ?