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  1. They should accept a damaged item back and they should organise the return at their own cost, but if you decided to act independently of them, you can't expect them to pick up the cost.  If you wanted them to pay the return cost you should have agreed it with them first.
  2. I don't know the answer to the OP's question and dj_jay_smiths point about citizenship and passports not being the same is quite valid, but there are some reasons why the child of a UK citizen might not be a citizen themselves.   REF:  https://www.gov.uk/apply-citizenship-british-parent   Still I would suggest that the OP apply for an EU citizenship for the kids of they can as that will certainly be the 'cleanest' solution to any visa worries.    
  3. Is this a Scam

    Certainly in the UK unsolicited goods are yours to keep and items 'sent by mistake' should not cost you anything to return or inconvenience you in any way, It's been that way for many years, but the legislation was updated in 2008 to implement the EU legislation "Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (2005/29/EC)" I assume since this is an EU directive that Germany will have something broadly similar in place, but i'm not a lawyer and can't give legal advice.  Personally I would notify the company that they have 14 days to arrange a courier collection and that after that time I would treat the goods as my own. (Some variant of this). If they failed to arrange a courier I would then either keep or dispose of the items as I saw fit.    
  4. The Thread with a twist.

    Tanita Tikaram - Twist In My Sobriety (Official Video)
  5. They should be providing you with a detailed breakdown of the costs. Energy costs have certainly risen in the last year so that might account for some of the costs. (source:  https://www.cleanenergywire.org/factsheets/what-german-households-pay-power )   There are a number of threads here showing which things are allowed to be included in the nebenkosten.  I have no idea if they are allowed to include insurance, but if you are unsure if the charges they are passing on are valid then take the cost breakdown to the mieterverein and see what they say.  
  6. If the kid is moving with Mum, then surely the kid is 'close family' and so counts for  Eigenbedarf?   
  7. Tech guru need your help on Windows 10 login

    OK If what you type and what you want to type are the same thing, then you have forgotten your password and need to find an alternative way into your system.   Windows 10 offers several login methods, I'm going to assume this is your personal laptop not a work machine (if it is contact your work IT department for help) so either you can login with a local account, as was traditional with older windows models, or you can login with your Microsoft account.   Do you know which you used?    If you used a Microsoft account  you can follow the instructions here to learn how to reset your account password and recover your account. If you used a local account then these instructions should get you going.   If neither of those solutions work for you then you are going to need to 'hack' your own PC and I'm not going to help with that.    
  8. Tech guru need your help on Windows 10 login

    In fact better than that, type the password. Don't press enter, instead click on the little eye icon at the end of the login bar. It should show the password in plain text. If it doesn't show what you think you typed, check the keyboard settings.
  9. Problems with late salary payment

    @White Rose of Yorkshire In principle you are probably right, but I'm not sure the reference you have used to support your argument is exactly right..   The page you linked is for an Irish service, the OP works in Germany for a British company. I can't really see them helping out here.   I don't have a better answer, but this one definitely seems a bit wrong.    
  10. It's been 20 years since I setup a UK ltd company, but when I did, I just used an 'off the shelf' one. There are firms that will do it for you then just sell you the finished company. These guys for example will set one up for you. I have no relationship with or knowledge of that company, they were just the first hit on a google search, but  there are loads of companies who do this kind of thing.
  11. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

      I don't really think I want to go back, there isn't much there for me these days, but also I'm not sure there is any reason why I can't enter the country with my German passport.   
  12. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    I don't think I will bother renewing my UK passport ever again unless I ever need to go somewhere where the visa process is easier. I don't actually see it as worth the extra cost and hassle.    
  13. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Congrats mate. Welcome to the club. Love the new Icon.
  14. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    Just to also be aware Derek, you can't give up your UK citizenship by accident. You must do it via the UK authorities and pay a hefty fee, so nothing they say at this meeting will change stuff relating to that. The reason they want you to take your passport is that it is the only current government issued ID that you have, they need to make sure they don't give your naturalisation certificate to the wrong person. It's really just a formality now, the certificate has been issued and is on the desk of an official who just has to hand it over. There are some forms to sign and if I remember rightly you have to read some words off a card acknowledging that you are now a German with all the rights and obligations etc, then you go on your way.  
  15. BBC is reporting on TV that Clive James has died. He will be sadly missed. Only online confirmation I can find is from the mirror.