The path to a new home
New city. New job. It's also important to have a nice new home where you feel comfortable.
The best way to do so is over the Internet, via classifieds in daily newspapers or with a real estate agent. Here are a few tips on the opportunities available to you and on what you should bear in mind.
The countdown is running
Here, you will see what you should take care of prior to your move, step-by-step and week-by-week. Starting with the planning for what you should take along, and don’t forget food and beverages for helpers.
Alternatively, you can also simply contract a relocation service - these moving helpers take care of everything for you. Not just the heavy boxes of books.
In a lease contract, you are concluding a legally binding contract in writing. After all, it lays out important things like the start of tenancy and the amount of rent. That is why you should revise it carefully before signing.
Another aspect that can lead to additional costs or unpleasantness is the agreement on how repairs will be handled.
Done - nearly!
Boxes are piling up in the new flat, helpers have said goodbye and the project is almost done. But only almost: There are still a few things you should bear in mind.
In addition to unpacking boxes, there are also several visits to be made to authorities. Your first destination should be the residents' registration office (Einwohnermeldeamt) or your competent citizens' office (Bürgerbüro).