El Jeffo

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  1. Sorry to hear about your pending situation, @java10. Even if you have legal insurance, I strongly suggest you join your local Mieterverein immediately, because they can give you better value for your money than a lawyer you find on the internets. The Mieterverein will also allow you to approach the situation proactively, whereas your legal insurance is unlikely to authorize coverage for a theoretical situation and will require further authorization for each additional step.

     

    There are a variety of ways to delay an impending eviction and the Mieterverein will be familiar with all of them.

     

    Having said that, it might be a good idea to start looking for an alternative place to live already. Even if the person who ends up buying your apartment doesn't want to claim Eigenbedarf, they're likely to raise your rent by the legal maximum allowed, to get the best possible return on their investment.

     

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  2. No, @LeonG is right, at least according to the Mieterbund website:

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    Bis zu einer Mietdauer von 5 Jahren können auch Vermieter, wenn sie einen Kündigungsgrund haben, mit einer Frist von 3 Monate kündigen. Dauert das Mietverhältnis länger als 5 Jahre, beträgt ihre Kündigungsfrist 6 Monate, und wohnt der Mieter schon länger als 8 Jahre in der Wohnung, gilt eine Kündigungsfrist von 9 Monaten. In alten, bis Herbst 2001 abgeschlossenen Mietverträgen steht oft, dass nach 10 Jahren Mietzeit eine 12-monatige Kündigungsfrist durch den Vermieter einzuhalten ist. Diese Regelung ist auch heute noch wirksam.

     

    EDIT: Oh snap, Alexnf!

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  3. 9 minutes ago, murphaph said:

    Remember the UK imported its bus drivers from the colonies long before it was part of the EEC.

     

    And by Gove, they'll do it again! And those rules-obsessed pencil-pushers in Brussels won't be able to say a word about it! So there!

     

    9 minutes ago, murphaph said:

    Oh and the UK is completely untrustworthy and is destroying its international reputation:

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/oct/13/dominic-cummings-says-uk-always-intended-to-ditch-ni-protocol-brexit

     

    Tell me you didn't click my link without telling me you didn't click my link.

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  4. Again, you seem to be making @murphaph's point while claiming to be arguing with him, keith.

     

    murphaph says the government's claims that realigning the economy won't be a problem are garbage, because if the jobs get too expensive in the UK, they'll simply move abroad. You countered that he should "get real", because the very thing he says is the obstacle has already been happening for decades. How is that making a counterargument?

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  5. 1 hour ago, john g. said:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-58871221

    This is the latest I have just read. A compromise possible?

     

    Aaand it seems we already have an update: former BoJo adviser and man deciding which dumpster he wants to dive into first Dominic Cummings says the Brexit deal was a way to "whack Corbyn" and "of course" the government can break it if it wants to. Because everyone does it.

     

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    In a string of tweets, Cummings said the flawed Brexit deal had been a way to get out of the electoral doldrums and “whack [Jeremy] Corbyn”, and “of course” the government should be allowed to “sometimes break deals… like every other state does”.

     

    We took over a party on ~10%, worst constitutional crisis in century, much of deep state angling for BINO or 2REF. So we wriggled thro with best option we cd & intended to get the 🛒 to ditch bits we didn't like after whacking Corbyn. We prioritised. Now time for IM2 #Frosty

    — Dominic Cummings (@Dominic2306)

    October 12, 2021

    His remarks have caused alarm in Dublin, where the former taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who negotiated the Northern Ireland protocol with Johnson at a meeting in Wirral in October 2019, said that, if true, they showed the government could not be trusted.

     

    No-deal Brexit it is, then - as long as the liars in Whitehall and Downing Street keep lying.

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  6. You read the article, John, so why don't you tell us what you think?

     

    I'll go first: I don't think there will be a compromise, because a compromise requires both sides to make concessions. According to your article, however the EU seems to be willing to do that very thing, whereas Lord Frost thinks the way forward is to tear up the NIP - which is one of the cornerstones of the Withdrawal Agreement - and start over.

     

    It's the international diplomacy equivalent of playing pigeon chess and nothing good will come of it.

     

    2 hours ago, keith2011 said:

     

    Nothing like one of your one line responses to enlighten us all - NOT

     

    He said, in a one-line response.

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  7. Regardless of the circumstances, if you are being deprived of usable space and/or natural light in your apartment as the result of construction work, you're entitled to reduce your rent. If you're not already a member of your local Mieterverein, you should join today. They will be able to advise you how much you can reduce your rent and correspond with the landlord - but if you just joined, they won't be able to represent you in court, if it goes that far, because their legal coverage is subject to the same 90-day wait period that also applies to other legal insurance policies.

     

    Be sure to bring your rental contract, however - it's possible that they sneaked a clause in that gave you notice of the impending construction work and you overlooked it.

     

    I'm afraid you'll have around zero chance of getting compensation for your disturbed concentration. The fact that you work from home isn't something that they're responsible for.

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  8. 1 hour ago, theGman said:

    For me this is very much the quiet part out loud. I mean, fuck me. "They" can come over here, plough our fields, stack our shelves, pay taxes and pay into my pension coffers but screw them if "they" want to vote.

     

    Racist much? Every heard of the phrase "taxation without representation"?

     

    It'd be bad enough to hear this from a "local", but hearing this from a guy currently living in a foreign country...posting on an expat forum...:lol::lol::lol:

     

     

    Holy shit, I missed that part.

     

    I withdraw my assertion that jeba has learned anything.

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  9. 6 minutes ago, yourkeau said:

    I lived in Germany for 7 years, and I don't think you represent the values of the locals.

     

    He's lived on Cyprus for many years (decades?) and is about as out of touch with modern German society as you can get.

     

    6 minutes ago, yourkeau said:

    Why all Germans are so afraid to write "Jews and Muslims"? 

     

    Despite his many faults, jeba has learned to not say the quiet part out loud.

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    "You lovelies, ma and pa have arrived on Sicily. We met an incredibly nice couple from Berlin

    at the hotel reception - two men!! Fortunately that's normal nowadays (rainbow).

    We're about to go to the murder mystery dinner together. That's why we're so dressed up."

     

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