Apartment contract cancelled

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So Xmas coming up and time of joy etc...yeah right unless of course u get screwed! Well I just been truly screwed by the Apts I am living at,  its actually owned by a hotel chain, but with long term apartments and been here nearly 2 years. Usually renewing contract was simple, contract runs out end of this month, so just tried to renew and they said I have to get out! I thought are these people kidding me?

Apparently what happened, the place has changed owners and  my rent contract is cancelled end of December and I have to move out, as all the places are now occupied.

 

What pisses me off they didn't even tell me about it!!

 

Only found out yesterday when I tried to extend contract. I find this quite unbelievable. How the hell can they do this to people making them homeless at Christmas time, without even telling you. Well I'm truly screwed now I'm not going to find a place to live in such a short time, it was difficult enough last time  and took months.

And expecting important mail,  new bank card and new passport is on its way and won't get here until about January, when I wont be here any more. So yeah think Merry Xmas is cancelled this year.

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Join the mieterverein and ask for advice.  The basic rule is that short term rental agreements are only valid if there is a compelling reason why it's short term such as the landlord needing it himself at a certain date.  If you continue staying and paying rent as if you still had a contract, they can't just kick you out.  They would have to take you to court and it would definitely buy you a few months time to find a new place.

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15 hours ago, PandaMunich said:

@LeonG

He's living in a hotel, so that doesn't apply:

 

@TP

I assume you got your eyes fixed in 2018 (you never came back to your thread to update us), so you won't have any difficulty re-reading that old thread and going through the ideas on how to find a flat in Dresden: https://www.toytowngermany.com/forum/topic/377313-returning-to-germany/

15 hours ago, PandaMunich said:

Hi Panda, Still around then and hope you are well.

As for updating,  apologies.. I thought I had so maybe I missed that. Senility strikes again :-).  Regarding the eyes, yes it was a long drawn out performance  with waiting list for months, shortage of eye surgeons etc-  but fortunately it all ended well. Treatment was very professional and  eyesight is near perfect now, considering what it was like before.By the time I got to the surgeon only had 10% vision left. So virtually blind.  Hard to describe the feeling going from virtual blindness to perfect eyesight again. But makes you appreciate what some people have to go through when they lose sight,  probably one of the worst things that can happen. Also found out I had high blood pressure during pre-op exam, something I was not aware of and could have had consequences later in life, but somewhat under control now with tablets.

As for the  present problem was quite happy living here, until this crap happened and all rather unexpected.

Although you say it's a hotel,  these are long term apartments so there was an actual Mietvertrag.  I just surprised they can do this without even telling you, I mean this came as a complete bolt out of the blue and was told nothing whatsoever.

 They told me before ages ago, I had to give a "Kündigungsfrist",  if I wanted to leave but not sure if it works in reverse.

 

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7 minutes ago, TP said:

Although you say it's a hotel,  these are long term apartments so there was an actual Mietvertrag.  I just surprised they can do this without even telling you, I mean this came as a complete bolt out of the blue and was told nothing whatsoever.

 They told me before ages ago, I had to give a "Kündigungsfrist",  if I wanted to leave but not sure if it works in reverse.

 

It doesn't cost a lot to join the mieterverein and they can help you in the future if you have a problem so I still think you should join and run it by them.  

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Thr Mieterverein will also advise you in *this* case (i.e. if it's legal, help you write letters etc.). They just  want cover the cost of a court case here because the case is current when you join.

Still, Mieterverein is cheap and very much recommended!!

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Had a look at Mieterverein its 100 E. to join, but with so little time left and with Xmas/New year soon cutting it a bit fine

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12 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

Priorities.

Well priority is speaking to the manager first,  to see what he has to say for himself, was not available until Monday, so first thing be down the office in morning. Then will have a clearer picture of what the game is!

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Ah well,  the fun continues went to see the manager this morning oh dear he's not available until Wednesday now, although I was told before he would be here Monday morning , looks like the old waiting game is starting.

I said to the receptionist look you can't just chuck people out on the street without any notice  and even if there is a change of owners rules still apply  "Oh I can't tell you about that you have to speak to the manager" yeah well I will, if he is actually there. I also asked about the other renters, were they informed of this change,  but she could not answer that either...It's all down to the elusive manager.

Another thing I was wondering if they do not solve it and I want to involve Mietverein/Anwalt etc could I refuse to move out legally, without being penalised?

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4 hours ago, TP said:

Another thing I was wondering if they do not solve it and I want to involve Mietverein/Anwalt etc could I refuse to move out legally, without being penalised?

 

It really depends on your contract, I would say. Only the professionals will be able to tell you

https://www.mieterverein-dresden.de/startseite.html

Do you maybe have a German speaking friend who could accompany you if you are worried about language?

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yeah, I think you have a fundamental misunderstanding here:  your contract was not cancelled, it was simply not renewed.  

 

as others have said if you want real help with this, join the mieterverein, let them review what your contract actually says, and follow their advice.  

 

and stop hassling the receptionist - none of this is her doing and no, she likely doesn't have any information for you.  Even if she did, it is not likely she'd share it as it's not her role to do so.  

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What the hell are you talking about... hassling the receptionist?  Receptionists are there to answer questions. And if the manager is not available,which has happened a lot of late what are you saying? I can't ask some questions?  Anyway was more of a discussion and she actually agreed with me, yes you should have been told something. And I know the receptionist quite well having been here a while and am always polite!  So don't jump to instant conclusions without knowing the facts and accusing people of hassling!

And there is no point going to Mietverein until I know what the situation is, it may be dealt with when the manager explain things. No point running to Mietverein without knowing all the facts. With the new owners I don't know exactly what their plans are, that's what the problem is, nobody's been told anything which really is not good enough, but thats how it is. So until I know the facts I will wait, when the manager finally turns up Wednesday I expect to have more clarity!

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7 minutes ago, TP said:

And there is no point going to Mietverein until I know what the situation is,

 

Then why did you post here in the first place? :huh:

 

It is impossible to give you any advice without knowing whether you have a rental contract for housing governed by Mietrecht or if you have a rental that falls under the rules for a hotel. The Mieterverein should be able to determine this if they look at your contrat and give you an opinion.

 

Personally I would want to know my rights BEFORE talking to the manager.

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>>When why did you post here in the first place?

well, basically was trying to get some basic info first,but seems its some kind of offence on here, accused of hassling.etc so forget it. I will deal with it on my own, rightly or wrongly!

 

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I am over it, thanks, this discussion is done,  so no further comment required. Auf Wiedersehen

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