Create a lease for an apartment in Germany

Mieter und Vermieter - The full names of the landlord and the tenant must be stated exactly in the rental agreement. If other people move into the rental property, they must also be listed by name. This ensures a clear allocation of responsibilities and rights within the rental agreement.

Das Mietobjekt - A precise description of the rental property is essential. This includes the exact address, the number of rooms, the total area in square meters and special features such as garden, roof terrace, garage and basement rooms. Every detail that is important for the living relationship should be recorded in the contract in order to avoid later ambiguities.

Miethöhe und Nebenkosten -The contract must contain a clear list of the basic rent and additional additional costs. These costs usually include expenses for water, heating, garbage collection and other apportionable costs that are regularly borne by the tenant.

Beginn des Mietverhältnisses - The exact start date of the rental must be recorded in the contract. This is important for regulating collection and all associated legal obligations.

Die Kaution - The deposit serves as security for the landlord and is intended to cover possible damage that could occur during the rental period. It must be paid into a special deposit account and may not exceed the equivalent of a maximum of three months' rent.

Zahlung der Miete - The period and due date of rental payments must be clearly defined. Rent is usually due on the third working day of the month. Deviations from this must be expressly agreed in writing in the contract.

Betriebskosten - Operating costs must be listed specifically and are usually paid in advance. At the end of the year you will be billed based on actual consumption. Any discrepancies in the billing can be disputed by the tenant.

Die Zeitmiete - A temporary rental is recommended if the property is only to be rented out for a limited period of time. This must be precisely specified in the rental agreement and ends automatically without the need for termination after the agreed period has expired.

Verwendung der Wohnung - The landlord can explicitly exclude certain types of use such as commercial use or subletting in the rental agreement. This is to ensure that the rental property is used according to the agreements.

Die Schlüsselübergabe - When moving in, the tenant must be given keys for the apartment, additional rooms such as the basement and attic, and for ancillary facilities such as garages. The number of keys handed over must be noted in the rental agreement.

Die Hausordnung - The house rules regulate living together in the rental property and include regulations on rest times, winter services and the cleaning of shared areas. It must be observed by all parties and will be handed over to the tenant when the contract is concluded.

Klein- und Schönheitsreparaturen - The rental agreement can stipulate that the tenant is responsible for certain small repairs up to a set maximum amount. Cosmetic repairs are generally the responsibility of the landlord, but can be transferred to the tenant under certain circumstances.



Regelungen zur Tierhaltung - Larger animals may not generally be excluded, but the landlord can request permission for this, which may be revocable under certain circumstances.

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