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Welcome to Berlin! Now that you’re here, you’ll need a place to hang your hat. It’s easier said than done.
You already know that registering your address in Berlin is step one on the list of things to do. But when you try to book online, there’s only space for one name when making an appointment. How are you supposed to register the whole crew?
Red Tape Translation often gets asked how to go about registering a whole family or household (you, your spouse / de facto partner / flatmate, plus any children).
We already know about the appointment crisis in Berlin, and it’s not really getting any better. But here’s some new information I’ll bet you didn’t know about registering your address: from 1 November 2015, the process has changed slightly. You’ll need to take an extra piece of paper with you.
From the berlin.de website:
Bei Vorsprache ab dem 01.11.2015 zusätzlich: Einzugsbestätigung des Wohnungsgebers (Vermieter)
Unexpected Rental Increases, Early Termination, and Other Problems
Finding an apartment in Berlin is hard work, so when you’ve found a place, you’re probably feeling grateful to even be able to sign the lease. Sometimes it can be hard to resolve problems or disputes with your landlord or housing administration in Berlin, especially if you’re not familiar with German tenancy law and your German language skills are limited!
Things you learn by interpreting at a Berlin real estate agency; how to air out your apartment, German-style.
The air was thick (but not stale!) with intensity as two Red Tape Translation clients picked up their pens, and signed the contract for their brand new Berlin apartment. Shortly before signing, we pored through the rental contract together and got to Appendix 3 – a 14 point list of instructions on how to heat and air your new apartment properly. Both bemused and bewildered by the thorough list of instructions, I decided to investigate further.