Fly_By_Night

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  • Location Stuttgart
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  1. Can my landlord deny my partner to live with me?

      Just for God's sake get that put in the contract, that the Nebenkosten has increased.   I was in the same situation when my girlfriend (now wife) moved in with me. My landlady asked me for 40€pcm more NK. I asked if we need a new contract, and she said no, don't worry, she would add it to the "total paid" at the annual reconciliation. I agreed as up to then, all was good with my landlady, she was top... Come end of year, reconciliation shows only the contractual amount of NK. It ended up being a long drawn out arguement, which ended up with her sending me an invoice 4 months after the hand-back (which she accepted and signed) for complete refurbishment of the radiators because "I had jumped on them all and damaged them"... I remember that phone call well, I said "Sue me" and put the phone down. Last I ever heard.
  2. I've discounted Ueteresen, but because of the fact that the public transport isn't great for me. If I end up north of the river, I'd like to use the ferry to cross the Elbe from Teufelsbrüke, and that seems fidlly to get to. It seems better to be closer to the S-bahn.
  3.   Uetersen? By chance.   I fly ultralights/small 2 seater prop jobs.
  4.   Yes, agreed, this seems to be where the "project" is heading, especially adding, into the mix, all of the information that you all on here are providing me with.  
  5.   With regard to the expensive north of the river, by renting we're thinking we can possibly adsorb a higher cost against the additional car requirement of the south. But with that said, we haven't yet discounted the south... it'll come down to total monthly budget at the end of the day. Horneburg is nice, I drove through there last Friday on my "reconnisance tour" and a place where we would think about buying/building in a few years. In addition my kids are of KiTa age, and my current understanding is that Hamburg (Kreis) the KiTas are free but you have to pay in SH or NS; my wife is checking this as she is "flussig in deutsch" (well I hope she is, she is German  )    
  6. Thanks for the responses guys.   Yes, the job will be Finkenwerder. So I understand the foot ferry from Teufelsbrücke to the Finkenwerder site is very useful and that would be the plan if we're north of the river.   South of the river, for sure I'll need a second car for the family, which is ok, but a more expensive option.     HH_Sailor, I'd picked that up for using the A7. So when I drove for my interview last week, I could see, even at 11:00 in the morning, it's not a fun piece of road.   Are the foot ferries ok? Or do you include those in your statement, about crossing the river, too?
  7. Hi All,   I have also posted this in the Hamburg and the Niedersachsen forums as they will be equally relevant areas (Mods please delete if I shouldn't duplicate posts in this way). I've just accepted a job offer and I'm preparing to move to the Hamburg area in the next few months, from Stuttgart, where I have been based for a number of years. I am in the process of looking for a house to live in. When I was up last week for the interview, I took the opportunity to drive around the area a bit, and we're settling on living in the either a north-of-the-river area (Pinneberg/Halstenbek/Wedel) or a south-of-the-river area (somewhere along the B73 between Neu Wulmsdorf and Dollern/Stade) - This puts my employer geographically in the middle of the search area and avoids the silly prices of Blankenese.   The reason for the post is that some of the "Moving to Hamburg" posts on here are quite old and I'm wondering how relevant they still are.   I've done the usual Immobielienscout / Immowelt searches, but I know there are always "more" in Germany, such as local news papers / local knowledge.   Can any one local help me out with some links to good places to look for houses that may not be more widely advertised?   Also does anyone have any experience with a Makler they could recommend? We're not finding any offerings that are 100% ideal at the moment, but that's because we have three kids and, what I am finding (when I find a "suitable" house) is that is has been split into two appartments of two bedrooms. So I'm thinking about trying the Makler route, as you can grab the exposes that don't make it to Immobielienscout / Immowelt.   Thanks, in advance, and I look forward to getting to know some of you at a meet up or similar!
  8. Hi All,   I have also posted this in the Schleswig-Holstein and the Niedersachsen forums as they will be equally relevant areas (Mods please delete if I shouldn't duplicate posts in this way). I've just accepted a job offer and I'm preparing to move to the Hamburg area in the next few months, from Stuttgart, where I have been based for a number of years. I am in the process of looking for a house to live in. When I was up last week for the interview, I took the opportunity to drive around the area a bit, and we're settling on living in the either a north-of-the-river area (Pinneberg/Halstenbek/Wedel) or a south-of-the-river area (somewhere along the B73 between Neu Wulmsdorf and Dollern/Stade) - This puts my employer geographically in the middle of the search area and avoids the silly prices of Blankenese.   The reason for the post is that some of the "Moving to Hamburg" posts on here are quite old and I'm wondering how relevant they still are.   I've done the usual Immobielienscout / Immowelt searches, but I know there are always "more" in Germany, such as local news papers / local knowledge.   Can any one local help me out with some links to good places to look for houses that may not be more widely advertised?   Also does anyone have any experience with a Makler they could recommend? We're not finding any offerings that are 100% ideal at the moment, but that's because we have three kids and, what I am finding (when I find a "suitable" house) is that is has been split into two appartments of two bedrooms. So I'm thinking about trying the Makler route, as you can grab the exposes that don't make it to Immobielienscout / Immowelt.   Thanks, in advance, and I look forward to getting to know some of you at a meet up or similar!