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16 posts, 16 June
kleinreparaturen is not just about cost (though it's a convenient way for the tenant to prove they are not responsible for the charges) kleinreparaturen clauses only apply to defects in things…
18 posts, 15 June
In general, I agree, but there are many legit German pharmacies that sell online. You can compare prices on German drugs on medizinfuchs.de, for example for sildenafil:…
7 posts, 14 June
thanks for the tips and advice everyone. i will make sure that i am doing the right thing. it has not been easy to find someone to rent interim for at least 3 or more months so i thought id use…
33 posts, 14 June
See, I didn't actually see anything negative about his post. He even said it's not impossible. That's positive, right? But then again, maybe I've been here too long :) The way it works with a…
28 posts, 12 June
@PandaMunich In case I have inadvertently pissed you off, something to cheer you up, and summarise how you must have been feeling about at the end of 'hausgeld' thread! (but hopefully not too much…
1,825 posts, 11 June
Thanks so much for your advice, @2B_orNot2B! I really appreciate it. I was already staying away from more informal postings (on facebook, craigstlist, and the like) but I had assumed that…
3 posts, 10 June
Fellow Berlin beer aficionados, the sun is shining so let's have an informal TT meet up while the weather still holds. Inspired by the Nuremberg group's DUMB, how about DUMBBER - Drunken Uninhibited…
22 posts, 10 June
...or perhaps, as I said, there is a subjectivity to our perception of whether language is offensive or not. Assuming that only your view is correct, and everyone else is 'uptight' is closed-minded.
22 posts, 9 June
Agree with the immersion bit overall, but I question how much changing the language of an OS would help aside from a few, isolated words. For me I've found it is far more important and helpful to…
15 posts, 9 June
I should learn to read  Still, your chances are better than getting a knee brace for your hallucinations. For physiotherapy, I recommend Kuma Soteh and his partner. They were really helpful and…
6 posts, 8 June
Thanks a lot. Werbungkosten were definitely above 1000 and form what I see in the letter they recognised it all. Still I have to pay additional taxes.. There must me some mistake there. Not sure how…
3 posts, 8 June
Id just pay. They are impossible to deal with. If you were registered in the apartment even if you weren't actually in the country, you will probably need to pay. If you sublet your apartment…
13 posts, 8 June
Haha funny that you ask. Very polite of you. I have a dog and people approach us all the time and most of them do ask if they can pet my dog (Darf ich ihn streicheln?), but quite a few people don't…
5 posts, 8 June
Hi El Jeffo, I will only be using it to satisfy my curiosity, as I know getting the tenant to sign a new contract will be almost impossible. The tenant has recently signed a rental raise agreement,…
7 posts, 8 June
Yep, that's correct, as long as it's a card without your name on it. By the way, I got the cancellation confirmation letter yesterday. It worked even though I sent an email only 3 weeks before…
1 posts, 8 June
My child is experiencing some very negative social dynamics in his classroom at NMS currently. We are attempting to solve the situation in various less-extreme ways. But, as a last resort, I'm…
1 posts, 7 June
16.Jun.2018 After a great response to the first workshop of this series, I am inviting you all back into the studio to dance together again!  This workshop is an introduction into…
1 posts, 7 June
Looks like the last show before the summer break will be a good one. The lineup from the Quatsch Comedy Club website: As always, your host is the lovely and talented Christian Schulte-Loh.
2 posts, 6 June
Lynn Ruth Miller is the poster girl for growing old. She’s 84 years old and the only thing that frightens her is her own reflection. She’s feisty though and can tell some tales about dating…
5 posts, 5 June
I will try to go to the Standesamt and find out how to get my divorce recognized. Would you know what the process is? I know there is a process for Eheurkunde, but not for divorce. Thanks again…
6 posts, 5 June
Too late now, but in case someone do a search looking for more information, if both parents are foreigners you can state as well that you do not speak any German at home and your kid needs to spend…
4 posts, 4 June
You could write a song about this.. (sorry, couldn't resist).. On a more serious note, what is the difference between this style and wyn-chung (most likley incorrectly spelled)…?
26 posts, 4 June
Letting you guys know that our next group meetup is on June 13, Wednesday, in the evening!! If you're interested to join - PM or email me: botoxinberlin@gmail.com Sharona
71 posts, 31 May
i think i need to clarify that this was an offer not from the landlord but from the person who will share the place with me. i don't know anything about my current landlord either.
5 posts, 31 May
If even Smava didn't work out ... Are you aware that every denied credit request lowers your Schufa score further? And please keep your fingers off Boncredit (google it!)
1,061 posts, 30 May
A Polish work visa does not mean you can work in Germany, certainly not legally. You should read through the newcomers forum here to get an overview of the basic rules on moving to and living in…
26 posts, 29 May
@Malt-Teaser - don't start, just don't start  we will derail this thread for sure. I agree with @BrummieOnSpree usually VHS courses are a good value for the money but at a 2+ to 1 ratio (108 for 30…
1 posts, 29 May
Watch all the action of the 2018 Football World Cup live from Russia during June and July at Belushi's Berlin Want to know where to watch the 2018 World Cup live in Berlin? 2018 has been an…
1 posts, 28 May
I have a spare tik. Amazing position front and centre. Paid 156 EUR including card fees. Looking to recoup as much as possible. Open to offers. Make me a cheeky one and I may just say yes!
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