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hat are the responsibilities of the owner of a furnished apartment when they rent out to tenants who move to Berlin? The most important document for tenants is the Wohnungsgeberbestätigung, the proof of residence certificate. Without this form, they cannot register at the Bürgeramt or open a bank account.


Do Landlords have to give the "Wohnungsgeberbestätigung" -Proof of Residence - to temporary Tenants?

Wednesday, 16. September 2020 | Responsibilities of the Landlord

If a tenant rents a furnished apartment in Berlin, he or she has the right to receive a Wohnungsgeberbestätigung, the confirmation that he or she has rented an apartment in Berlin. Landlords need to fill in the Wohnungsgeberbestätigungsform, otherwise the tenant is not able to register at the Bürgeramt, open a bank account and pay the rent for the apartment. For tenants who move to Berlin, this form is as important as the rental agreement.