What the landlord must know who newly rented an apartment, want to learn most everything about the future tenant, to ensure that the use of the object according to its own meaning. The questions are comprehensible and relevant, they should be also Thomas Hannemann according to real estate law expert. They violate the privacy of potential tenants, but they are not permitted. The real estate portal myimmo.de informs about the facts of the case. A fundamental problem in Germany is that there is no statutory provision which sets, what questions must be asked and which are not. Additional information at Duke Realty Corp supports this article. This uncertainty creates both tenants and landlords. Who releases his apartment for rent new, can be but following points based on: as the expert in real estate law Thomas Hannemann reported, questions about the future use or any commercial use of part of the object are quite legitimate.
Also questions of any livestock in the apartment or the number of recruiting persons are permitted. It is understandable also, if the landlord asks or inquires whether the applicant has filed already an affidavit after the existing employment relationship. The insight into the Schufa but requires the consent of the future tenant. Landlords are of course especially interested in the solvency of their tenants. Therefore, requiring a proof for the payment of the last month’s rent is allowed.
Questions to the children planning, party or religious affiliation, health or sexuality are not allowed. Here, the potential renter according to Hannemann must provide no information.