So I am going through a seperation and am looking for a flat in Cologne, and because of kids school/kindergarten, proximity to ex, my job etc, it has to be close to where I am living now.
Almost every flat I have shown interest in online has turned out to be a fake, scammer or even identity thief.
About a month ago I viewed the perfect flat for me. It's affordable and 5 mins walk from the old place. I would have signed the rent contract in a second.
I just called Immobilienmakler after seeing the flat was still online to ask if the landlord has decided on a renter yet, and was told that nobody who has viewed the property so far is suitable.
WTF??? I have a perfect Schufa rating, earn ok, have no animals, don't smoke and have never in my life paid my rent late.
I just don't understand why they don't think I'm suitable. The Makler wouldn't tell me of course, and I have no way to contact the owner.
Could it be because I'm not a German citizen? (although there were lots of Germans at the viewing that also wanted the flat so can't be that).
Maybe because I have 2 children?
Any ideas or tips, I need to move out soon!