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shapebuster posted a topic in Life in BerlinHi all I am the landlord of an apartment in Berlin. It's a 4 room apartment in West Berlin. Unfortunately, we currently have a situation developing where I may never gain access to this apartment. I have owned this apartment since 2008. The apartment was already occupied by an older couple. At the time, I was unaware of the tenancy laws in Berlin and how it could impact my future. I would love to hear some advice from you if any of you have any experience in this regard. For the record, there was a couple living there since 1995 I think. I went to visit Berlin last year and went to check the apartment block. When I arrived, I noticed that there was a new name stickered below the current tenant's name on the doorbell. I was concerned as I thought the apartment was being sublet. I was angry and spoke to my property manager. She informed me that the wife has died last year and the husband has a new girlfriend living there. I immediately hired a lawyer to investigate the legalities of this. It turns out that its legal and they are entitled to do this. My lawyer then mentioned that if this new girlfriend marries the widowed husband, she will be entitled to live there with strict laws after he dies. This is very frustrating to me as I had hoped to let my children live here soon as they'll be finishing their studies. Is there any way to reduce the possibility of my fears occurring? If I wanted to get these people to move out how would you suggest going about it? I have waited a long time now and would really like to gain access to my property. Thanks
I'm sure this has been posted thousands of times, but perhaps someone could help me with my particular search, as I'm going with the following criteria: - short-term: starting a new job in a new city, and I'd rather see how the Probezeit goes, and thus don't want to sign a 2-year lease. - furnished: see above; don't want to furnish a new place in case my stay is short-lived. - single (or zweck-WG): admittedly, I'm not the most conventionally social (I'm working on that) and don't perform well at the infamous WG castings. Hope I can leverage an advantage as an employed person (decent €3000 brutto) - no distance preference: this is the point I'm hoping can get me somewhere. I'm happy to commute up to 50 min one way into Hamburg proper, even from the neighboring Bundesländer. That about sums it up. Admittedly it's something I haven't really found a service for, perhaps if someone could point me in a good direction?
Is it me the only one that finds very difficult and Impossible to find a suitable accommodation with two dogs ? I was told that Germany is a dog' s lover country and that I wouldn't have any problem with my dogs, so I brought them with me and here I am still struggling to find a decent home to rent whilst looking to buy. I am utterly shocked that in Germany can't be soo difficult when it comes to accommodation.