The Federal Constitutional Court declared the Berlin rent cap “unconstitutional” this morning at 9:30 a.m.… Read More
Category Archive: Dealing with Problems
Welcome to Berlin! Now that you’re here, you’ll need a place to hang your hat. It’s easier said than done. It’s made confusing by the rental cap law in Berlin that might or might not be annulled retroactively.
If you’re not sure where to start, help is at hand. Red Tape Translation has just started offering an Apartment Search service to help you get your hands on a rental contract.
We’re offering three different packages starting from just 225€. We can:
- search for apartments based on your criteria
- communicate with letting agents
- set up apartment viewings (also known as “castings” but not as exotic as they sound)
- come with you to the viewings to interpret
- help you put together an application
- take you through the small print of the rental contract
- accompany you to the apartment handover
- help you organise utilities
To book, have a look at the PDF below, choose a package and follow the link to pay. We’ll take care of the rest!
The Brexit transition period ends on 31st December 2020. If you’ve decided to stay in Germany, now is a really good time to think about converting your UK driver’s license to a German one, but you’d really need to get into gear to manage it by the New Year!
The Investitionsbank Berlin will be asking all freelancers and small businesses who received Soforthilfe in the Spring whether they needed it or not. If they didn’t really need it or didn’t need all of it, they should pay some or all of it back.
Feeling the financial squeeze of Lockdown Light? Enter “November-Hilfe”, a flat-fee designed to compensate you for the revenue you lost this month. It’s not to be confused with Soforthilfe or Überbrückungshilfe. Red Tape Translation will take you through what it is, whether you’re eligible and how to apply.… Read More
When you lose your job, you visit the Job Center, right? Seems logical. Except that when you get there, you’ll often get told to visit the job agency instead (Agentur für Arbeit). And when you get THERE, they tell you to visit the job agency on the other side of town! What the bloody hell is going on here? … Read More
Ahhh, is that autumn in the air? Must be time for the Künstlersozialkasse’s random income audit! Every year in September, a handful of Künstlersozialkasse members get sent a special yellow letter. … Read More
If you’re receiving ALGII benefits and you have a residence permit, you might have been feeling on edge lately as the deadline given by the Berlin foreigner’s office edges closer. You’ll be pleased to read that you can now receive social welfare at leastuntil the end of 2020.
If you relocate to Germany to start a shiny new job and discover that your company can’t pay your wages, you’re bound to be pretty miffed. Luckily, there’s a bureaucratic process for that in Germany. Of course there is! Read on to find out what you have to do as an employee to make sure you see your missing paychecks.
The on-site services we’re accustomed to offering at public offices around Germany have changed for the foreseeable future. Read on to find out what it looks like to take a translator to an appointment with you during the Corona pandemic.
We had a huge response to our discounted Life Admin service as the Corona wave hit Europe. It seemed to be just the right antidote at just the right time. Although our standard Life Admin service will return to its previous price (49 EUR per hour) from 24th May, we’ve decided to keep the discount in place for ALGI/ALGII recipients.
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