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  1. Neighbours musicians

    Hi guys and girls. The story is like this. I just moved to a new apartment and figured out that my neighbours are students of music academy. They study piano. Both of them They play the whole day, even on weekends. I've tried to talk with them, I was polite and everything, but they were like "This is your problem". I am a software engineer and work from home, so I need it to be quiet. And even if I wasn't, I still think that I have a right for peace in the apartment that I pay for. The agency, that I rent an apartment from, didn't tell me anything about the noise, although I've asked them about it I have a contract for minimum 1 year of rent, so I can't cancel it. Also, I think it will be hard to find somebody to subrent this place with such neighbours. I was wandering what is the law for musicians in Berlin. I couldn't get it from previous topics in this forum and they are pretty old. Maybe there are some updates for it? Or maybe I can cancel the rent somehow? Somebody have any advice? I don't know German, so I can't go to Tenant Association. I thought about going to lawyer, but how expensive it can be in Berlin?
  2. As per title, I rented out my (fully furnished) apartment these past six months, while I've been abroad; there was a regular contract and, at the start of the renting period, I made available to the tenant the documents necessary for the Anmeldung (I live in Berlin and I'm the owner of the apartment). I haven't copies of these Anmeldung documents any more, and the tenant (who has contacted me during the renting period for various reasons) never asked me anything more, or communicated me any documentation problem in regard. I actually don't know, and haven't checked, if she actually did the Anmeldung.   There have been problems and difficulties with this person, but it's not the subject of this topic. Now she is bugging me with the request of a Vermieter Bescheinigung, which is a document necessary for the Anmeldung, and as such she should have had it in order to do the Anmeldung, if she has done it; I, on the other hand, don't have it any more. She mentions that she needs it for her tax filings.   To make things more complicated, I think she mentioned me at the start of the contract that she was legally resident in another apartment and would use mine only as second residence. Again, I didn't check anything, thinking that if she really had to do an Anmeldung, she would have just done it.   What do I do? Can she legally request this document that I haven't? Isn't she required to have it, if she did the Anmeldung; and if she didn't, why ask for a Vermieter Bescheinigung? Does she really need it for the tax filing, or is she making up this? (By the way, I asked also my Steuerberater and they don't seem to care for this document in relation to tax filings).   Note also that I wouldn't have any problem in compiling it now, but can I do this on June 16 in regard to a rent period that ended one month ago?   Thanks!
  3. Preface:   I heard there's a new rent cap going on in Berlin (no idea if this applies to other areas of Brandenburg, too and/or Germany). Basically there seems to be a maximum amount of euros per square meter that is considered legal for a landlord to ask as rent.   Since I am probably going to be on the look for a new apartment or single house for rent, I thought I'd formulate some scenarios in order to see if I got the whole thing right.   Suppose I am looking for an apartment for rent. I look online, I find one. I book an appointment with the landlord. The asking price is WAY over the rent cap, as I currently see it 95% of the units I browsed do not even feel the breeze of this supposed-law.   Scenario 1: I visit the unit, I like it. I tell the landlord "well, according to the new rent cap law, this apartment should cost X amount and not Y amount. Would you agree on that amount? The landlord says "no". - I am out.   Scenario 1b: Identical to 1, but I vaguely refer to some laws related to rent. The landlord says "I am not discriminating against you just because you mentioned some rent cap laws.. I am simply not feeling a good vibe with you and I have the right to choose who rents my place or not. So I say no." - I am out.   Scenario 2: I visit the unit, I like it. I tell the landlord "I take it". We continue some paperwork etc. fast-forward to when the whole thing is done and I move in. After a while I write my landlord saying "hey, I am paying more than I should. I read that it's also a retro-active law, meaning you have to lower the rent to the rent cap AND refund me of the difference I paid so far" (this is what a lot of people told me, too.. that the law is retro-active in some way). The landlord says "F" and then some kind of dispute begins. I might or might not get the money back but I like with a pissed landlord next door. - I am in but .. with a crosshair on my forehead (or not, maybe).   Scenario 3: Like 2 but I tell the landlord half-way before signing. He then reacts like "you know what, I don't feel a great positive energy in this room. I have the right to change my mind, I decide you are not the right person to rent this." I do not get the unit. - I am out.   Scenario 4: I call the authorities and report that there is a unit being rented over cap. I have no idea if these people can be punished just by letting the authorities know. I don't get to rent that apartment but maybe I bring justice to this world. Yay.       The above kinda serve me right as a different way of asking you the following: 1) How does the rent cap work in Berlin? How is the maximum per square meter calculated? 2) Is there really anything a person can use to put this rent cap to use or will the landlords simply say "no" to people who mention that before renting their unit? 3) Is the law retro-active for sure? Meaning: can I calculate the excess rent I am paying and demand a refund? Can this be applied to units on rent even before the law passed? 4) In the end, is this really of any help for someone looking for an apartment for rent or will the sharks of this city still have the upper hand? Did they ever have it, though (maybe I am biased against speculators?)   Thanks!
  4. Handover protocol

    Hello,   I recently moved into an apartment. I had a quick look at the apartment and signed the handover protocol saying everything looks fine. But after 3 days i noticed a small dent on the parquet flooring. I have also taken the pictures showing timestamp. Now am wondering if the landlord can hold me responsible for it just because it was not mentioned in the handover protocol?   thank you 
  5. Finding a house in Mannheim

    Hello, I am moving to the Mannheim/Ludwigshafen area in first of July for a new job. I am actively looking online for an apartment but so far I am not getting any replies and the posts themselves are not plenty. I am using sites like immowelt, immobilienscount and wg-gesucht and facebook market.   any tips that someone can help me with? I would appreciate the help. Thanks!
  6. Two-room apartment, 53 sqm, with balcony, located in Ludwigvorstadt (Munich city center), suburban train and subway stations Central Station (S1-7/U1/U2/U4/U5/U7/U8), Goetheplatz (U3/U6), Theresienwiese (U4/U5) und Sendlinger Tor (U1/U2/U3/U6/U7/U8) are all about a 5-minute walk away, monthly rent is 1250 EUR + incidental costs,   NO AGENCY FEES,   Available from 01-05-2020.
  7. Our lease specifies we need to ask permission to have a pet in our apartment.  We made the request, were asked more information about the type of dog (breed and size) and after we answered (small dog, less than 8kg and provded a couple.of possible breeds), we receive the ok from the owner.  However, in addition to being told of course that we would be responsible for any damage the dog may create, we are asked to pay 20 Euros per month in extra rent.  No real explanation is provided (except that this is for the use of the apartment and building).  While this is not a huge amount, we would not pay extra rent if we had another kid.  We also are liable for damages anyway.  Is this normal practice?  Is it legal?  Any advice on how to deal with this?
  8. Moving out and Inspection

    I am moving from my current apartment. I have live here for 4.6 years. The apartment was not renovated when i moved in only the walls were painted. There were somethings that i had mention to my landlord to fix couple of months ago and he said he will do it (verbally) so far he has not done yet and now we are moving out. One of the glass window is cracked from inside which we believe that we have not done. We have reported this also to landlord. There are general wear and tear in the Kitchen. So the question is who will be responsible for these as i am moving out and what worse i can expect to tackle the situation. Thanks for your suggestions.
  9. Room for rent in München

    I am renting my bright spacious room located next to the Oktoberfest. The apartment is located ground floor in a sunny bright backyard in a quiet area merely 2 min from the Oktoberfest. There is everything here you may need (washing machine, kitchen utensil, hair dryer and much more) plus the bed is extremely comfortable due to a new mattress. There is a big Garden with a BBQ that the renter is free to use anytime!
  10. Hello,   We are an Indian couple looking for an apartment with the following requirements.   Warm Rent - 1700 Euro max Number of people - 2(Married Couple) Size - Minimum 60 sq mts Location - within 6 km of city center. Preferably within 5 minutes of a U Bahn/S Bahn station. Move In date - Immediately/asap Apartment type - Furnished. Dishwasher, Washing Machine & Fridge(with freezer) are needed.  Parking space - not needed   Feel free to contact me on 015237826092 if you need further details or have an offer.
  11. Rent in Freising

    How much rent should I expect to pay for a three room apartment with a fitted kitchen in Freising?  As I would rely on the public transport, I want to live relatively close to Freising city center.    Thanks in advance!   Best regards, Saurabh