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I am a private landlord and offer accommodation for students in Duisburg and Mülheim a.d.R. in my 3 student houses.
My tenants are:
I speak English and German.
1. Grabenstrasse 161 in 47057 Duisburg-Neudorf
2. Oststrasse 104 in 47057 Duisburg-Neudorf
3. Falkstrasse 23 in 45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Student rooms are provided in the shared flats (in German: "Wohngemeinschaft", "WG", "WG-Zimmer für Studenten"). WG-Rooms have various sizes (~11-20 m2). Each shared flat has 2, 3 or 4 student rooms.
All WGs / student rooms are fully furnished
Bed linen, blankets, pillows, towels can not be provided due to hygiene reasons.
Each shared flat has a fully equipped shared kitchen with all necessary equipment:
Tableware and utensils can not be provided due to hygiene reasons.
Each shared flat has a shared bathroom:
Tenants are obliged to keep their room clean, regularly and properly ventilated to avoid mould ("schimmel").
The amount of rent per room (or person) varies and depends on the room size, location and included utilities. Please see room ads for details below.
The standard rent billing period is 1 full month.
The student tenant is provided with an official rental contract in German language.
Normally, 1 room is rented to 1 tenant. For some (bigger) rooms, exceptions for 2 people (couples, sisters/brothers, friends) could be discussed.
To prepare the rental contract, I will require the following documents (PDF):
If a potential tenant is still abroad, it is not a problem. In this case, the rental contract can be first signed remotely as PDF version with signatures of landlord and tenant. A hardcopy of the same contract will be provided and signed upon your arrival.
The document for city registration (Wohnungsgeberbescheinigung) will be provided to the tenant upon arrival and room handover.
The standard fixed rental period for rooms is 12 months.
Rentals for shorter duration are not possible, sorry. Please do not send requests for shorter stays.
If, after starting the rent, the tenant needs to move out earlier when the contract ends, the tenant is obliged to find a next tenant ("Nachmieter") and pay a fee of 300 EUR for earlier cancellation because such changes require a lot of unnecessary administrative work.
Earlier cancellation can be agreed only if all 3 prerequisites are fulfilled:
- leaving tenant has found a new tenant (Nachmieter)
- new tenant is approved by the landlord and a new contract is signed
- there will be no time gap between existing and new rentals.
It works in most of the cases, but cannot be guaranteed.
After the first 12-month rental period ends, the new rental contract can be signed for the next 12 months by the mutual agreement.
For next/renewed rental is applied a standard cancellation notice period of 3 full months.
The deposit for each student is a fixed amount of 900 EUR per person/room (1800 EUR for flat).
The amount of deposit is not negotiable, sorry.
The deposit can be paid in 2 instalments: (450 EUR / 450 EUR).
Room conditions on move-in and move-out are documented in the Protokoll. If, on move-out date, the room (or furniture) needs renovation, reasonable amounts (work of Hausmeister + cost of materials or new items) will be deducted from the deposit.
After move-out, the amount is returned to the tenant's bank account within 6 weeks.
German TV and Radio tax (18,36 EUR per month per flat) is not included in the rent. Tenants need to pay it directly to ARD. Please check the official ARD website for details: www.rundfunkbeitrag.de. ARD is a fee for the whole flat, so tenants share this cost (18,36 EUR / 2,3,4 rooms), meaning 3-6 EUR per room per month.
Each flat has established internet connection. The cost for Internet is not included in rent and is paid by tenants directly to the internet providers.
The Internet contract for each flat is held by one tenant (who stays the longest period of time) and other tenants share the access and costs.
The average contract is 20-40 EUR per month for the whole flat. The exact amount depends on the Internet speed, available providers and additional features. So, the usual cost of Internet per room is ca. 8-15 EUR per month.
If the tenant needs his "own" Internet line, the tenant can order an Internet contract additionally upon arrival. Please keep in mind that internet contract in Germany is binding for 24 months and usually delivered and connected in 1–3 weeks.
Viewing appointment can be done online (video-call) or in presence (on-site in person, preferred).
Please acknowledge that viewing dates and times strongly depend on the availability of the current tenant. As landlord, I do my best to respect the timing requirements of both sides, but some flexibility with viewings usually gives a better chance to view (and rent) the room.
Please indicate your availability (dates and times) for the viewings in the application form below. After collecting requests, I usually organize appointments in a batch for 5–6 viewings with 15-min-slots.
Please respect the time and effort of other people.
If we agreed the date and time for viewing, please come (or join the video-call) on time.
If you do not come / or do not join online viewing for any reason - It's fully Ok, just inform in advance, latest 2–3 hours before cancellation. In this case, will find a time for the next appointment.
"No show" without any preliminary notification (even with any good reason), will automatically remove your application from any further consideration.