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1 Finding an apartment What do I have to consider Where can I receive informationUseful links, tips etc.
2 Moving to the new city or with in city Get registered in registration office in the new city (Einwohnermeldeamt)Open new bank account if necessary(Ask for “Umzugsservice” in your new bank)Inform your bank, health insurance company and your cell phone provider your new adresseThe Post Office offers ‚Nachsendeservice‘. Your post can beforwarded to your new addressfor a fee of € for 6months and € for 12 months.
3 Moving into the new room When you move into an apartment or room, you must usually pay the electricity and water yourself, as they are not included in the rent (Kaltmiete).Inform the appropriate provider, e.g. the local waterworks (Wasserversorger, Stadtwerke, e.g. ) in your area that you are the new tenant in your flat or room. (In case of Kaltmiete). (If you live in a W.G. the arrangements could be different and you may only have to share the general costs).Register with the G.E.Z. in Germany so that you can legally use your TV, computer and radio. If you do not register with the G.E.Z. and are caught using your television etc. without having registered you will have to pay a fine.Ask for help from landlord if you have any problems
4 Important things for rent a room Security deposit (Kaution):You will get it back after you have moved out, if nothing is broken or damaged and everything is clean!Rules for your house (Hausordnung):You must follow these or you can be evicted.Quiet Hours (usually from 22:00-7:00)You have to clean the hall twice a monthYou have to take out the garbage to the streetYou have to shovel snow.When you move out or move in, you might have to renovate the room (wallpaper, paint, etc.)
5 Furnished vs. Unfurnished Most apartments and rooms in Germany are UNFURNISHED.This means NO kitchens, beds, lamps, shelves, tables, etc.Furniture to buy:Möbel und mehr (Second hand furniture)Schützenstr. 652428 JülichTelefonOr other shops such as IKEA, Tedoxcheck the ‚Links_Vorschläge bei derWohnungssuche‘-document
6 What is a WG? (Flat sharing community) You share not only your house, kitchen and bathroombut also your life.WG (Wohngemeinschaft)flat sharing community, means you live like a small family together in one flat.You have to be considerate of the other people in your flat –- cook together - clean together - party together - be quiet when someone needs to study or sleep and - be their friend
7 How do I read the ads in the newspaper and on the internet? Zi (Zimmer) room(s) 3 Zi.-Whg three-room apartment DG (Dachgeschoss) top floor apartment EG (Erdgeschoss) ground floor Wfl. (Wohnfläche) living space (usually m2) qm (Quadratmeter) square meters MM (Monatsmiete) monthly rent Nachmieter next tenant K (Kaution) deposit (up to 3 MM) WM (Warmmiete) rent including costs for heating KM (Kaltmiete) rent doesn’t include heat, water, electricity and waste disposal zzgl. NK plus extra Kündigungsfrist cancellation period. A written notice three months in advance Prov.(Provision) commission NR(Nichtraucher) no smoking allowed ZH(Zentralheizung) central Heating AR(Abstellraum) storeroom EBK(Einbauküche) built-in kitchen KN(Kochnische) kitchenette Balk.(Balkon) balcony
8 Important abbreviation 1ZBB: 1 Zimmer mit Bad und Balkon1ZKBB: 1 Zimmer mit Küche, Bad und Balkon1ZKBT: 1 Zimmer mit Küche, Bad und Terrasse1ZKDB: 1 Zimmer mit Küche, Diele und BadAB: AltbauAAP: Auto-Abstell-PlatzAK: AbstellkammerAR: Abstellraum (wie Abstellkammer)AWC: Außen-WCB: BadBK: Betriebskosten (Hausmeister, Hausreinigung etc.);BKVZ: BetriebskostenvorauszahlungBLK: BalkonCt: CourtageD: DuscheDB: DuschbadDG: DachgeschossDHH: DoppelhaushälfteDT: DachterrasseEB: ErstbezugEBK: Einbauküche (gelegentlich auch: Ein Zimmer, Bad und Küche)EFH: EinfamilienhausEG: ErdgeschossELW: EinliegerwohnungE-Schr.: EinbauschrankETW: EigentumswohnungFBH: Fußbodenheizung
9 Advertisements Example1 Example 2 Jülich-Nähe Zentrum, geräumige 3 Zi. -Whg, ca. 77 qmWfl. 3ZKDB, Balkon, MM EUR 425,-+NK EUR 150,- + 2MM Kaution, Garage möglich, Prov. frei direkt vomEigentümer, XXX Immobilien, Herr XXX, Tel.: xxxxxExample 2Writing your own advertisement:2 Studenten suchen 2-Zi. Whg m. Kü + Bad ab 1. September in Jülich o. Umgeb. bis max. €500 warm.Tel. xxx xxxx oder xxxx.
10 How much does it cost to move in? Jülich-Nähe Zentrum, geräumige 3 Zi. -Whg, ca. 77 qmWfl. 3ZKDB, Balkon, MM EUR 425,-+NK EUR 150,- + 2MM Kaution, Garage möglich, Prov. freiFirst month‘s rent euros NK (Nebenkonsten) – first month MM Kaution – security deposit eurosSo you have to pay 1425 euros before your new landlord will give you the key.Plus buy furniture, etc.
11 Important things for rent a room Unlimited ContractInform the landlord by writing a letter with your signature three months ahead of time (2 months in case of student dorm).cancellation period (Kündigungsfrist) is usually 3 months –even if it is not written in your contract.Better to send a registered letter (Einschreiben).You will have written proof that the landlord got the letter.Read your contract for the cancelling restrictions. For example: some contracts only let you cancel at the end of the month.Limited rent contractcannot cancel this contract before the end of the rental period!Please be very careful before signing limited contracts!Some landlords might accept a 1 month cancellation period if you find next tenant (Nachmieter).
12 Limited Time Contracts But – be careful: If you have a limited rent contract, for example for one year, you often cannot cancel this contract before the end of the rental period! Please be very careful before signing limited contracts! Do not sign a limited long term contract as it does not allow you to move out before a certain period of time (which could be 3 years!).
13 Cancellation Period for Unlimited Contracts You cannot move out from one day to the next. You must give written notice!If you have an unlimited contract, you have to tell the landlord that you want to move out three months ahead of time (2 months if you live in a student dorm). By German rental law this cancellation period (Kündigungsfrist) is usually 3 months – even if it is not written in your contract.You have to cancel your contract by writing a letter, not with phone call. These letters are only valid with your signature.We recommend cancelling your room with a registered letter (Einschreiben) that you send from the post office. You will then have written proof that the landlord got the letter.Read your contract for the cancelling restrictions. For example: some contracts only let you cancel at the end of the month.If you don’t cancel your contract correctly, you might have to pay rent on 2 rooms at the same time.
14 Subletting (Untermieter) Important things for rent a roomSubletting (Untermieter)In order to sub-let your room you must get written permission from the landlord. If you live in a student dorm, you have to get WRITTEN PERMISSION from the - Studentenwerk - people in the house - International Office - student dorm commission - building manager (Herr Schlechtriem). If you do not follow this rule, neither of you will ever get a room in the student dorms again.
15 Where should you look for private rooms and apartments (flats)? Notice BoardsYou can also post your own advertisement on the board by Fachschaft in 00A05.Advertisements in local newspapers, magazines, in local shops and supermarkets, eg. Real in Jülich.InternetReal Estate Agency (Immobilien firma)
16 Where should you look for rooms? The best place to find rooms is through advertisements in local newspapers and magazines.Most useful: “Super Sonntag” and “Jülicher Woche”are available on Sundays and Wednesdays free of chargeandRead the advertisement sections, on Wednesday and Saturdays, in the local newspapers“Jülicher Nachrichten” or “Jülicher Zeitung”
17 INCAS- Jülich student organizatuion Wohnungsuche, Sprachtandem, Internationaler Stammtisch Hilfe & Beratung, Ausflüge, Grillen und mehr Donnerstag oder nach Vereinbarung 10:15- 12:45 Uhr Nach Vereinbarung Kontakt Heinrich- Mußmann- Straße 1 (Im neuen Campus- Jülich- Gebäude) Raum: UGA Jülich Tel: Facebook: INCAS Jülich