Sroka

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  • Location Neuhausen, Munich
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  1. 5000 EUR for painting/touchup is insane!     I paid around 1000EUR for a 110m2 apartment painting, which included all the standard white paint.  It was only one coat required, but they did all the filling of small holes, scrapes and scratches etc.   I booked the painting team at the same time as my moving team, using smoovr.de.  If you just need painting, I'm sure you could contact them directly, and they could arrange.  I had to send pictures of the apartment, but that was it.  No need for a visit from decorators or anything.     I think it's pretty easy to get ripped off in Munich for things like painting, decorating, etc.  Make sure you don't pay over the odds!
  2. 5000 EUR for painting/touchup is insane!     I paid around 1000EUR for a 110m2 apartment painting, which included all the standard white paint.  It was only one coat required, but they did all the filling of small holes, scrapes and scratches etc.   I booked the painting team at the same time as my moving team, using smoovr.de.  If you just need painting, I'm sure you could contact them directly, and they could arrange.  I had to send pictures of the apartment, but that was it.  No need for a visit from decorators or anything.     I think it's pretty easy to get ripped off in Munich for things like painting, decorating, etc.  Make sure you don't pay over the odds!
  3. I'm pretty sure you will need planning permission if you plan on getting things like water, electricity, etc. hooked up!  If you are just talking about a basic shed, then probably not.
  4. Employed and extra income

    If it's just small change, don't worry about it.  No one is going to be checkig=ng your accounts forensically and asking about a few hundred extra Euros coming in each month.
  5. If you are after unofficial cheap and inexperienced labor, try posting on a Munich university noticeboard (just search Facebook groups).  Finding someone with a van would be trickier.  Your best bet would be to check lamp-posts in your area and find a cheap and cheerful mover (they typically charge between 40-60 EUR per hour for a man with van).  They will probably be unlicensed and want cash-in-hand, but it sounds like you just want labor, not professionals! 
  6. Dog on the leash or not?

    It all comes down to how well the dog can be controlled. If they are very obedient and well-trained, they can trot alongside the owner without a leash.  If they are boisterous and energetic, and easily distracted, not well-trained to voice commands, then a leash should be deployed.  You can always let such dogs off a leash in a dog park/run or the countryside, and they can get their energy out there.  
  7. I've moved a couple of times with Smoovr.de.  Once within Germany and once Germany - UK.  The guys are really helpful and all communicate in English, so should be able to sort you out!
  8. https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/  is seriously your best bet.  Otherwise take out some space in your local newspaper, or put up notices in your local supermarket billboard.  This is going to be more hassle than sticking it on Ebay Kleinanzeigen though!!
  9. BIS, St George's or ESM?

    Bear in mind that intakes for most (all?) international schools for starting in September 2020 will already have been completed.  Usually you have to attend an open day. It's worth getting in touch with them to see if they have any drop-outs - its more likely in current times of Coronavirus, but don't bank on getting a place for this year!
  10. Where to buy sex toys in Munster

    I'm sure Amazon stock a good range, and you can order from the comfort of your home!
  11. Moving from Germany to US (Need Advice)

    I've used Smoovr.de when re-locating in Germany.  I know they do international removals as well, and might be able to combine your goods in a container that is already going to US if you do not have enough to fill a whole container.
  12. I would think it is possible to work remotely from UK without having to sign/declare anything. However, once you do decide to physically relocate to germany, then you will have to register etc. I'm sure your firm's HR dept can advise on this!