How to become a landlord

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With Germany's property market one of the most stable, and a current housing shortage in major cities like Berlin, property investment is an excellent way to earn money. However, the process of becoming a landlord in a foreign country can be daunting. In our exclusive guide, we explain each step you need to take to start earning rental income, from purchasing a buy-to-let property, to choosing a tenant, to signing a lease agreement.

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Thanks to our years of expertise in the German property market, we can provide you with the most up-to-date and relevant stats and figures on the current rental market in cities across the country, so you can make an informed decision on where to invest. From there, we give you insights into how to rent by owner, including how much rent to charge.

How to market your property

After deciding on a fair price, you’ll want to start marketing your property. Before you do that, it’s important to have an accurate idea of who is your ideal tenant. This way, you can personalise the ad so it gets the attention of the right person. In the guide, you'll find in-depth information about choosing who to market your apartment to, and how to advertise it successfully.

Advice on tenant selection

Choosing the right tenant can be harder than it would seem, especially in cities like Berlin where the rental market is so hot, you might have hundreds of people applying to rent your apartment. We break down the pros and cons of different types of renters in Germany, as well as a detailed list of documents you should require during tenant screening.

Lease agreements in Germany

If you are a first-time landlord in Germany, you might be overwhelmed by the legalities of renting your property and the many laws protecting tenants. In our guide, we give you an overview of what you need to understanding when creating a lease agreement, as well as what tax obligations you will have in Germany.

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