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  2. Just one more thing please: I looked up my archive. This "Letzte Zahlungsaufforderung zum Vollstreckungsauftrag"  was from Fachbereich Finanzen - Vollstreckungsbehörde. Not sure if that makes a difference or not but I thought of mentioning it since I found it.
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  4. Simulating Sitzpinkeln

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  5. According to the sentence I found in the contract and mentioned in my second post, the (possible)  increase has to be bound to the inflation index.   https://www.destatis.de/DE/ZahlenFakten/GesamtwirtschaftUmwelt/Preise/Verbraucherpreisindizes/Tabellen_/VerbraucherpreiseKategorien.html   And the because the sentence is " Es handelt sich um einen Mietvertrag mit einem Mietanpassungsrecht auf der Grundlage einer Indexklausel(Indexmietvertrag) nach § 557 b BB "  and the sentence about possible increase after 2 years is totally separated from it, I guess that the bound to the index works both way: up and down.    
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  7.   Could be. If you did not enter 'Keine Religion' in the space requesting to know your 'Konfession' on the Anmeldung formular then the registration authorities are required by law to allow access to that part of your personal data, along with your name and address, to the official representation of the state recognised authorities of the relevant church or other religious body.   If you put 'church tax' into the site search (top right) you will find a number of threads in which this aspect of 'life in Germany' has been discussed at length.   Most of them deal primarily with the extremely enthusistic money-grubbing of the German Roman Catholic church although in Berlin they've had similar issues with the Evangelical or Protestant church, but there are also issues re the Jewish and Islamic communities' representative bodies.   I'm unaware of any specific thread about Hindi language churches although there are many recognized African RC and Anglican and US American RC and protestant churches in Germany too.   I've no doubt if the US Scientologists could convince the German government that theirs was a legitimate religion we'd have a lot more outraged expats starting threads about them too.   HTH 2B
  8. but an indexed increase is not the same as a regular increase - it's tied to the consumer price index and completely circumvents rent caps and other increase laws.   here is a more detailed overview, from a mieterverein perspective   https://www.berliner-mieterverein.de/recht/infoblaetter/info-55-indexmiete-nach-§557b-bgb-checklisten-zu-abschluss-und-mieterhoehung.htm   and one that points out some pitfalls in the contract content - key is that they can't specify indexed increases only, they have to also specify that if the CPI goes down, so does your rent   https://www.juraforum.de/ratgeber/mietrecht/was-ist-ein-indexmietvertrag  
  9. It's just a reference to this statute. I am not a lawyer or an expert but to me it just looks like a warning that the rent is going to go up (but only as far as legally possible). It's not an abusive clause or anything unusual.    
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  11. it depends on how it's worded.    in theory, yes, but whether it's wirksam or not depends on how it's written.  A landlord can theoretically raise the rent after one year, provided your current rent is not over the rent cap according to the mietspiegel with no special clause needed.    So what exactly does this clause say? Is it an indexed rent clause?   ETA:  I personally would not accept an indexed increase clause.  But you have to weigh that against your desperation to find an apartment.  At least you have 2 years before you have to really worry about it.      
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  14. Returning to Germany

    @TP Have you tried in Chemnitz or Leipzig?
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  16. I received the contract today. And I will have to send it signed let says tomorrow late afternoon.   As I wrote in my first post, 2 months ago I contacted a Mieterverein in Munich depicting them the current scenario but the answer was "ok but for analysing your contract and provide you consultancy on that we need 2 weeks of time". Of course here in Munich no landlord/agency will wait 2 weeks for your signature. I hope it is clear now (although is not the topic of this thread)
  17. ok, I found this in the contract that right now at home i am slowly reading and translating.   " Es handelt sich um einen Mietvertrag mit einem Mietanpassungsrecht auf der Grundlage einer Indexklausel (Indexmietvertrag) nach § 557 b BB"   So apparently they can
  18. Returning to Germany

    Sorry for your delays. I have not experienced anything like this.  No problems with eye appointments with regular eye MD. I had a small retinal bleed- seen same day and laser the next day.   I can only praise the health care system and efficiency here. Same with AOK and amt in general.  Wishing you better luck. 
  19. Thanks again for your reply. I might contact them anyway, what a f..d up situation
  20. You have a written contract, with clear conditions. And you have joined the Mieterverein by now?
  21. Yes, I should apply to a tenant association in Munich. But I contacted them 2 months ago (in preparation of what is happening now) but they told me that they would need 2 weeks for analyzing my renting contract and provide me consultancy on that.  Of course in a context like Munich this is not possible, it means loosing the apartment.   So....in the contract there is a sentence that states that is possible to increase the rent only after 2 years. Can the landlord (in this case it is an immobilien company) increase the rent although he did not make any renovation to the apartment (that by the way is new) ? Is that formula "legal" ? SHould I fear something and then not sign it, in your opinion ?
  22. What made you laugh today?

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  23. Returning to Germany

    Yeah, I was shocked too, that kind of waiting time is what I expected somewhere like UK, always believed Germany was much better, but apparently not.Well, at least not in this area.      
  24. Leaving soon - selling all

    Hallo Leute   We are leaving Munich, so you know...all must go. Find description, size, photos on the link. Almost everything has two years, those things that are more recent I have pointed out on the list.   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vTYW5EqZyXlwJgalTITHzR3EohqzsLAVT7xFbyBMQihzrw61trGZTG8SVO26EWN_8O-nEoxU5bPn8BF/pubhtml?gid=0&single=true   Enjoy and buy   Susana      
  25. But the law that Trump keeps saying is a Democrats law states that "unnacompanied minors" will be taken to camps. However Trumps regime are taking children from their parents (often those parents are asylum seekers) and classing those children as unnacompanied minors. To me there is a world of difference in those 2 meanings.
  26. Returning to Germany

    that's why I was asking - to see if this is a regional thing or what. I'm shocked, frankly.  Granted it was a year and a half ago, but I had no problem getting in for a regular checkup as a "new patient" in a week's time (in Munich).   I guess Dresden is off my list of "places I might like to live someday" :/   good luck TP!
  27. Are you talking about them using the super secret sonic weapon on them ?  
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