Legal guide to buying a house or apartment in Germany

by Schmeilzl May 29, 2013 Guest legal blogging

Compared with the UK and the USA, relatively few Germans own their own home. To rent an apartment or even a house is much more common in Germany, especially since a tenant (lessee) is extremely well protected by German law. A landlord cannot simply terminate a residentialrental agreement but must have legitimate cause (Sec 573 […]

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Debt Collection in Germany: A Practical Guide

by Schmeilzl April 17, 2013 Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

So a German person or company owes you money. And you find that German courts have jurisdiction. Well, that may seem unfortunate but it is no reason at all to abandon your claim. In fact, to sue for and collect a debt in Germany is easier and cheaper than you might expect, especially if you […]

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