Hello and welcome to my website!
I am a private landlord and I rent rooms for students in Duisburg and Mülheim a.d.R.
My tenants are students of University Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences (HSRW), Hochschule Ruhr West (HRW), language course and college participants (e.g. L.A.N.E.S.), researchers and scientific workers of UDE, young IT specialists.
I speak English and German.
This site will help you find a student room in Duisburg or Mülheim and send a request for it.
Please read carefully the information and send a request below.
All student rooms are located in my 3 multi-apartment houses:
1. Grabenstrasse 161 in 47057 Duisburg-Neudorf (GRA)
15 student rooms
15 min to University Duisburg-Essen, 12 min to central train station
2. Oststrasse 104 in 47057 Duisburg-Neudorf (OST)
16 student rooms
12 min to University Duisburg-Essen, 8 min to central train station
3. Falkstrasse 23 in 45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr (FAL)
15 student rooms
3-min walk to central train station of MH
Student rooms are provided in the shared flats ("Wohngemeinschaft", "WG", "WG-Zimmer ").
Each shared flat has 2, 3 or 4 student rooms. Rooms have various sizes (~14-20 m2).
All student rooms are fully furnished (bed with mattress, working desk, chair, wardrobe).
Bed linen, blankets, pillows, towels are not provided (due to hygiene reasons).
Each shared flat has a fully equipped shared kitchen with all necessary equipment
(fridge, freezer, cooking panel, oven, dishwasher, wardrobes).
Tableware and utensils are not provided (due to hygiene reasons).
Each shared flat has shared bathroom (tub or shower) and WC.
A washing machine is provided and located either in the kitchen, bathroom or cellar.
Each flat has an established Internet connection and Wi-Fi (details see below).
Smoking is not allowed in the whole house.
All these conditions are quite similar to Studentenwohnheim (student dorms) in Duisburg.
Amount of rent per room is stated in the ads below, depends on the room size, location and included utilities. Please check room ads for details below.
Standard rent billing period is 1 full month. It is billed from the first day of the month until the last day of the month, included. So, if the tenant needs to move-in later or move-out earlier, the tenant will need to pay the rent for the full month.
From 01 January 2023 all rental prices (for both old and new rental contracts) will be increased by 10-15% due to significant increase in the gas and electricity prices.
Price is stated for standard fixed rental period of 12 months.
Shorter rentals for 6-11 months can be discussed as an exception, but cannot be guaranteed. Rental for 6-11 months cost +20% to standard rental price. Please state the inquiry for shorter stay in the field "Comments" in the request form below.
Rentals for a period of less than 6 months are not possible, sorry.
If, after starting the rent, tenant will have to move out earlier when contract ends, he will be obliged to find a next tenant ("Nachmieter") himself and pay a fee of 200 EUR for earlier contract cancellation (as processing earlier changes requires a lot of administrative work).
After the first 12-month rental period ends, the contract can be prolonged by mutual agreement. For prolongation is applied standard cancellation notice period of 3 full months. Cancellation notice is required in written form.
Shorter cancellation period can be agreed if all 3 prerequisites fulfil:
- leaving tenant has found a new tenant (Nachmieter)
- new tenant is approved by landlord
- there will be no time gap between existing and new rental.
It works in most of the cases, but cannot be guaranteed.
The tenant is provided with an official rental contract in German language.
1 room is rented to 1 tenant, so standard rental contract is issued for 1 person.
Exceptions for 2 people (couples, sisters/brothers, friends) could be discussed, but cannot be guaranteed.
To prepare the rental contract, I will require the following documents (PDF scans would suffice):
If the potential tenant is still abroad, the rental contract can be first signed remotely (pdf version with signatures of landlord and tenant is valid). Paper version of the same contract will be signed upon arrival.
The Document for city registration (Wohnungsgeberbescheinigung) will be provided to tenant upon arrival and room handover.
Deposit is a fixed amount of 900 EUR per room. Amount is not negotiable, sorry.
Minimum 450 EUR (50% of deposit) need to be paid before or on move-in date.
2nd part (450 EUR) of the deposit can be paid on 2nd month of rent.
Deposit is a security for the room conditions. Deposit cannot be "used" as rent payment.
After move-out, the deposit will be returned to the tenant within 2 weeks, provided that the room is returned in proper condition.
German TV and radio tax ARD (18,36 EUR) is not included in the rent and needs to be paid directly to ARD. Details (in English): www.rundfunkbeitrag.de
ARD is 1 contract for the whole flat, so tenants share this cost (18,36 EUR / 2,3,4 rooms).
Each student shared flat has an established internet connection.
Cost for Internet is not included in the rent and need to be paid by tenant additionally directly to provider. The internet contract for the flat is held by one tenant, other tenants share the access and costs.
Average Internet cost per room is 10-20 EUR per month. It depends on the Internet speed, contract cost and number of rooms.
If tenant needs "own" Internet line, tenant can order Internet contract additionally upon arrival. 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.
Exact viewing date and time strongly depends on the availability of the current tenant. I do my best to respect timing requirements of both sides, but some flexibility with viewings usually give a better chance to see and rent the room.
Please indicate your availability (dates and times) for viewing in the application form. After collecting requests, I am organizing appointments in a batch for 5-6 viewings with 15 min slots.
Please respect time and effort of other people. If you confirmed the viewing slot, but will be late or not interested any more or unable to come or view online - It's no problem, please just inform in advance. We will find a time for next appointment.
* + Internet (~10 EUR) + GEZ (~ 4 EUR)