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New reference rate – will my rent automatically be lower?

If the reference rate decreases, you can claim a decrease in your rent. Here, we explain what you must consider.

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Objection against a neighbor's construction project

Your neighbor's construction project will block your view? Our sample letter will help you raise an objection.

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Why do I need household contents insurance?

Every household, whatever its size, needs household contents insurance. Why?

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Want to hire household help?

Then you should take several points into account.

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You want to employ a cleaner in your private household?

Here you'll find a sample employment contract.

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Keeping a pet

If you want to keep a pet in your rental apartment, then you must obtain the consent of your landlord to do so.

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Renovations and changes to the rental apartment by the tenant

If you want to carry out specific refurbishment work on your rental apartment, your landlord must first agree to this.

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Ancillary costs

Legal information about ancillary costs.

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How can I, as tenant, get to see my ancillary cost statements?

You've received an ancillary cost statement and want to see a detailed breakdown? Use our sample letter to ask your landlord to provide this.

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Request to the landlord to remedy defects

You have discovered a defect in your apartment and want to request your landlord to remedy it? Our sample letter will help you.

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Complaints because of excessive noise

You feel disturbed by a noisy neighbor? We show you how to defend yourself.

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Regular termination of the rental agreement by the tenant

You want to terminate your tenancy and need a sample letter?

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Extraordinary termination by the tenant

Do you want to terminate your tenancy on a non-standard date for an important reason? We explain what you must watch out for.

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Termination by the spouse or life partner on the tenant's death

On the death of your co-tenant, the rental agreement with you continues. You'll find a sample letter here if you wish to terminate your tenancy.

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Premature termination of the rental agreement by the tenant

Do you want to terminate your rental agreement early? You'll find information about your rights and obligations here.

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You're interested in buying real estate?

We have put together interesting legal information for you when buying real estate.

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You own a condominium?

Our checklist shows how condominium owners' regulations are drawn up and what they contain.

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Justification and termination of a joint rental agreement

You and your co-tenant want to terminate your rental agreement, but you disagree among yourselves? Our factsheet answers the most important questions.

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Termination of rental agreement by the landlord

You have received notice of termination of your rental agreement. What can you do?

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Your landlord still hasn't repaid your rental deposit?

With the help of our sample letter, you can remind your landlord about the rental deposit repayment.

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Defect rights on acquiring residential property

What are your rights if there are defects in the residential property you buy? We have put together various documents for you.

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Buying real estate

You want to buy real estate? Find out here what you need to know.

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What distance must I maintain to my neighbor’s property?

You want to replant your land or extend your property, but you don't know what distances you have to maintain to your neighbor under the law?

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