It is not easy to find a suitable and affordable place to live.
Here are a few ways you can find somewhere to live:
Please also note that you must register at your local town hall when you move into a flat/apartment or room. You must register in person and present your ID or passport.
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When you read an advertisement for a flat/apartment, you will find lots of abbreviations. Here are some of the most important ones:
|Abl.||transfer amount*||NB||New building|
|BK||Operating costs||OG||Upper floor|
|DB oder D’bad||Shower room||RMH||mid-terrace house|
|DG||Attic||REH||Terraced end house|
|EFH||Detached/single family house||WBS||Certificate of eligibility for public housing|
|EG||Ground floor||WE||Residential unit|
|ELW||Granny annexe||Wfl.||Living space|
|FBH||Underfloor heating||WG||Shared apartment|
|HWR||Utility room||WM||Rent including additional costs|
|KM||Basic rent**||ZH||Central heating|
|m.F.||with window||ZKD||Living room(s)/kitchen/shower room|
|* Money paid by incoming tenant to buy furniture/fittings from outgoing tenant
** Basic rent without additional costs
As the waste is collected from in front of your house at regular intervals, every household must order a dustbin and pay a waste disposal fee. You can find out how and where to order your bin and when the collection dates are scheduled on the Waste Management website: www.abfall-landkreis-waldshut.de.
Since the waste has to be separated, there are different waste containers:
On the website, you will also find detailed instructions on what is and what is not allowed in the respective container.
In Germany, every household is obliged to pay a contribution of €17.50 per month for public broadcasting (television and radio). It does not matter how many people live in the household. Citizens can be exempted from the obligation to pay contributions for social or health reasons.
Please click here to access forms and further information.
Under certain circumstances, you can apply for housing benefit to help with your rental costs.
Important: As a rule, housing benefit is not paid to anyone who receives:
Please click here to find your contact person.
Applications for housing benefit can be obtained at the town hall of your place of residence or at the District Administration in the Office for Social Assistance, Assistance for the Disabled and the Elderly.