Tim Hortons Man

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About Tim Hortons Man

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  • Birthday 04/28/1960

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  • Location Frankfurt am Main
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  1. Registration of new members - waiting time?

    @Editor Bob   Thanks signing off now, it's time to say good bye.. Been a member since the days of Britboard and even back then TT had a reputation for being ultra catty and I'm getting older and have no more desire to deal with this anymore. I also closed off one thread about pensions.        PS sent a thank you to PandaMunich.     
  2. Working and receiving pension

    @PandaMunich thanks we visited the Rente people several times and they have been nothing but helpful. My wife is about to sign off on a package, mucho appreciate you input. One note if you've worked in more than 2 countries it's important that you visit check the status of your pension. My wife had a ton of problems getting it sorted out but it's done now.     
  3. Registration of new members - waiting time?

    Seems to be a bug in the system I've recommended TT to a few people and they said they either never got the “confirm your email” or afterwards there membership never got approved. 
  4. Frankfurt stuff to give away!

    I think most people post to FB yard sale
  5. How strict is Ryanair with onboard luggage size?

    Ended up booking with Luftansa price was similar (+ 50€ for a checked bag) and we got a better selection of flight times. big advantage to Lufthansa we can use normal carryon.
  6. How strict is Ryanair with onboard luggage size?

        Flying Ryanair next year to Barcelona so been quite a few years since I've flown with them and my oh my things have changed. A friend suggested when travelling as a couple to combine a cheap and a premium ticket. You get the extra carry-on while saving money. One thing to be aware of is Ryanair uses slightly smaller dimensions for carry-on so you can't use the standard size bag. I'm sure they make a ton of money off of this one.   One thing hasn't changed and non EU passport holders can't check in online they have to print the boarding pass and have it stamped or something to that effect. Which is a real pain because it means getting there early standing in line etc. 
  7. How to raise my tenants rent

    Here's the latest update   The paper which gives you the time (überlegungsfrist) to agree with the rental increase is correct. During this time if you don#t agree to it you can within the time allotted do a (SonderkKündigungs Recht) getting out of your rental agreement earlier. Instead of waiting the 3 months. If not the owner/landlord can take you to court which is a long process which in the end you could pay more. If you don't sign it and just pay the rental increase this is a silent agreement (Stillschweigende Zustimmung). The rent can be raised a maximum of 15 percent every 3 years in Frankfurt. If the owner decided 5 percent one year and 10 percent on the last of the 3 years, that is acceptable as well.   In other words   Send notice of rent increase => wait 3 months => tenant pays new amount -or- Send notice of rent increase => wait 3 months => tenant continues to pay old amount => contact lawyer on the next steps.   @lisa13 this is essence what I wrote in the book, there are so many variables and as a expat it's easy to get it wrong, that's why legal insurance is essential!    
  8. How to raise my tenants rent

    OK I stand corrected. This is why I always tell people to get a second opinion. Even experts make a mistake Note: not calling myself an expert, simply wrote a laymen's guide.
  9. How to get a court payment order (Mahnbescheid)

    Yes it can but if the other person has legsl insurance (highly likely) they can fight it and if you lose you pay court costs. Just went through this myself (on the winning side yeah) . Better would be to join the mietverien and ask them to help. 
  10. Handyman in Frankfurt

    Just saw an ad for this   Real Plumbing Frankfurt
  11. How to raise my tenants rent

    @lisa13 can you clarify you point. In all my research on the rent brake I never came across anything that said that a tenant can avoid a rent increase by simply refusing to consent to it. It's possible I missed it but I don't think so.  If that's the case it would be amazing news for those living in Berlin!!!
  12. How to raise my tenants rent

        Well perhaps instead of giving 1 star unverified reviews (the worse kind) buy a copy of the book and then you can give an informed opinion. Before publishing I passed it on to people who worked in the industry for feedback and they all said it was a good book. I've had good sales and complaints.    Edit: I mentioned this in another thread but when you call something a complete guide you open yourself up to criticism. The book was never meant to be an exhaustive guide to every single aspect of rental in Germany. It's much closer to Andrew Hallam's book Millionaire Teacher, that is a guide book for the layman. 
  13. How to raise my tenants rent

    @HIMA   A few points, first you don't ask them if you can raise the rent, you send them a letter informing them that as of this date the rent is being increased by this amount. Secondly when sending them the rent increase there are a few specifics you need to follow. You need to justify the rent increase and inform them that they can object to the increase. I think the time limit is 60 days from when the notice is sent. Also need to include a letter that they sign and return stating that they are agreeing to the rent increase.  On this last note they may or may not sign the letter, regardless if they don't object the rental increase is automatic.   A few points to keep in mind.    Germans love to "tick boxes" so you need to be careful that you letter follows the proper format. Secondly you could run into problems if you city doesn't have a qualified rent index ( Mietspiegel ) and most cities don't have one. I paid 9,90 to get a report from .Immobilien Scout24 but technically it's not the proper index and my tenant could have objected. As others have pointed out joining the Haus and Grund is good idea. Or if you have legal insurance talk to a lawyer specializing in rental law. And it's always a good    I cover this and more in my book The Complete Guide to German Real Estate. It's only 25€ and includes a sample rent increase letter that you can use.   
  14. Change from tenant to owner

    OMG too funny!!!!!
  15. Here's the original email         https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/aktuelles/beschaeftigte-ab-2019-entlastet-1141468