Malcolm Spudbury

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  1. j2 and Spiderpig's bitching thread,

      At least not while you were looking.
  2. Which past members do you miss the most?

    Welcome back.  It's been a while.   Katrina hasn't been on here since 2013 either  
  3. Bitcoin - a decentralised digital currency

    My initial 1 EUR 'investment' is now worth EUR 2.70.  Still more than double, but I should have bought that beer while I had chance.  
  4. Cancellation of an apartment rental contract

    Here's something I found out recently that I thought might be useful for people to know.   The laws regarding the termination period (Kündigungsfrist) of a rental contract were changed in 2001. Previously the termination period depended on the length of the tenancy, but now it is fixed at 3 months.   More information in German here: Mietrecht FAQ. Click on "Kündigungsfrist" on the menu at the left.   Any rental contract that was signed before 2001 may still have clauses stating longer notice periods (see below), but according to the information on the linked page, these clauses are no longer valid and the landlord is legally obliged to accept a 3 month notice of contract termination.   There are some caveats, but it looks like for most contracts this will be the case.   Old law (for both tenant and landlord): 0-5 years tenancy: 3 Months 5-8 years tenancy: 6 Months 8-10 years tenancy: 9 Months more than 10 years tenancy: 12 Months   New law: For tenant: always 3 months For landlord: 0-5 years tenancy: 3 Months 5-8 years tenancy: 6 Months more than 8 years tenancy: 9 Months