• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

868 Awesome

About sneaker

Profile Information

  • Nationality German
  • Gender Male
  1. Nebenkosten report, when is it due?

    It can take a long time. The costs are calculated for a period of 1 year  ("Abrechnungszeitraum"). Then at the end of the 12th month after said period has ended the report must be provided (at the latest). I.e. if the last period ended on December 31st 2018 then you must have the report not later than December 31st 2019 (and even then the deadline might be extended under certain circumstances, e.g. if the landlord is still waiting for invoices from the gas company himself).
  2. Telekom or MNet?

    That's very unspecific.
  3. Shop lifting and impact on residency or Blue Card

    Love that idea.   They cannot force you to sign anything. Once you've given them your ID (name, date and place of birth, current address) and the items you took they have to let you go. They can only hold you longer if you can't or don't want to prove your ID or they have reason to believe you have hidden more items you aren't willing to show them. They can't search your clothes/bags against your will. Then police comes to verify your ID and search you. The forms usually include: 1. list and worth of items you stole 2. statement of the employee who caught you 3. agreement to pay a fee to the store (usually 50 Euro) 4. acknowledgement of "Hausverbot", i.e. that you are forbidden from entering the store, often any store of that chain or even different chains that belong together (e.g. MediaMarkt+Saturn, REWE+Penny). Entering one of their stores again is misdemeanor punishable with a fine or up to 1 year prison (§ 123 StGB).
  4. Shop lifting and impact on residency or Blue Card

    Most lawyers say you shouldn't say anything without a lawyer.   In the end it depends a bit on the mood of the state attorney but for a first-time theft of an item with low value the case will usually just be closed with no conviction at all (§ 153 StPO). So Blue Card or even citizenship usually aren't a problem. Germany is very lenient towards criminals.
  5. Cost of Master degree tuition for RESIDENT (not Citizen)

    Where do you want to study? E.g. Uni Stuttgart does list (among others) both Niederlassungserlaubnis and EU marriage as exceptions. The list is very long and covers most people already living in Germany. It seems they mostly want people coming to Germany specifically to study to pay.   Maybe other Unis or states (in Germany education is foremost in the hands of the 16 Länder) have similar rules but I'm too lazy to research all of them. My guess is all make an exception for family of EU citizens.
  6. Extendable limited rentals - is it not unfair for tenants?

    I disagree. Damages can quickly exceed any Kaution and the "legal processes of eviction" are long and often unsuccessful. Basically, the landlord has the power when deciding on who to rent to. Once a tenant has moved in the landlord has lost his powers. That's why German landlords are very careful/picky about who they choose. For a small landlord letting the wrong tenant move in can end in financial ruin.