Munich Explorer

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  1. Mold dispute with the landlord

    I agree with krakp that reaching out to the tenants association (mieterverein) is a good bet (if you are already a member). They have lawyers there that can give you free advice.   If you already have an invoice from the landlord, then you might want to contact your private liability insurance (if you have one). They are usually quite good at debating the cost of damages in your favour.    You could, of course, reach out to a lawyer on your own. I am not sure how much it will cost, but lawyers are expensive, so expect anywhere between 50 - 400 Euros per hour (plus other admin fees).    Generally, German law is quite lenient towards tenants. So provided that the mould is not your fault, then it's hard for the landlord to evict you or make you pay for any repairs. The exception is if there is a clause that makes you liable in your contract.    Mould can be difficult to keep out once it's formed, especially for smaller, less airy flats. I know someone who suffered from a broken pipe, had mould growing on a wall in one room as a result, and even after airing and painting over the wall, the mould just kept coming back.
  2. job contract terminated before pregnancy

    Hey Snows, sorry to hear about your situation. My two pennies below:   I would think there are a lot of things to consider. My typical approach would be to list out the advantages and disadvantages with both options and then see if I can have a way to quantifiably compare the options. I know it's not easy. Some things to consider could be - what future career options would either option give you (the new role might open doors to other things you like), what benefits you would be entitled to if you don't take the new role (not sure about your settlement/citizenship status), your quality of life, your financial situation (how much once off payment you get, how much cash you need on a monthly basis, etc), what else you can use the time for (holidays become increasingly mythical when career progresses...).   Also, think if there is a third option. Not sure where you stand in your negotiation status with your employer, but maybe you could negotiate with the employer for a role you like?
  3. Brexit, New residence permits

        Don't quote me on this, but I thought you would just need to register by end of June. Your 'temporary' residence card should be valid till end of the year. THe question comes to what happens if you still haven't received an invite by then... well, I guess that's an unlikely situation given the 'German Efficiency' with paperwork
  4. Brexit, New residence permits

    I echo that. I live in Munich as well and had my appointment yesterday. Was told I should get the permit within a couple of weeks.    I wouldn't be too worried about not having the appointment yet. The system is apparently quite slow, and a couple of days difference in sending in the application could mean weeks/months difference in time-to-invite. Someone I know applied at around the same time as me and got an appointment for end of March.