What is a rental nomad and how does it work?

In short, a rent nomad is a tenant who moves in without ever having had the intention to pay rent and move on to the next victim if he gets too brittle.

This article on Wikipedia is very helpful to understand the rough, it also deals with the changes to the rental law of 2013 (keyword Berlin eviction, preferential treatment of eviction cases before the court, etc.).

In principle, it is a good thing to distinguish between two types of rental nomads, the stupid and the slightly brighter tricksters.

  • The stupid one moves in, does not pay, moves on when it becomes too brittle for him.
  • The slightly smarter one moves in, pays for a while, then no more, reduces the rent because of alleged defects of the rental property or thus lengthens the legal process and only then gets out of the dust

As a landlord, you would like to have toilets that flush the tenant down right away, especially with the latter clientele.All that remains is to reduce the likelihood of becoming victims and should have managed to respond swiftly and professionally to reduce the damage (speculative wisdom: Cut your losers early).

Information agencies such as SCHUFA are helpful, but it is not advisable to rely solely on them.Regarding that rental nomads usually repeat their son, it is advisable to do 2 things:

  • Check whether the registration address also corresponds to the previous place of residence (the rental nomad can last longer if it remains difficult to reach)
  • Require a rental debt-free certificate and check this letter briefly by phone with the previous landlord for authenticity

By the way, if an existing tenant suddenly removes the name on the letterbox or bell, this is a first warning sign.

In addition, one should of course be shown the employment contract.One can also ask the employer about the existence of wage attachments. In the end, one demands a proper self-disclosure of the potential tenants and chooses from them, the one who poses the least risk. He doesn’t have to disclose this information, but then there is no apartment. As long as the question is right in self-disclosure, however, he must not lie.

In addition, the willingness to pay can already be checked by the appropriate design of the rental agreement.The latter receives a clause that the handover of the apartment takes place only after payment of the deposit (or the first instalment of the deposit) and the first rental. At least the very stupid ones are so loose.

Of course, as always the usual problem, the situation.The greater the housing shortage, the sooner one can demand information striptease, let’s call it unsightly. The higher the vacancy, the sooner the good tenant moves on.

Insurance, as mentioned in the Wikipedia article, is not worth the money to me personally, because in professional practice these cases are rare.

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