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Old 23.08.2011, 13:42
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landlord dumped agency without informing tenants

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we started renting our apartment in 2008 via an agency who provided all the documentation etc etc. there was only the name of the landlord on the contract and no other contact details. i went to give notice to the agency at the end of a month only to be told that they no longer deal with the flat and we must contact the owner directly. they had no address or contact details for us. it then took us several days (eventually through our neighbour) to get an address to send the registered letter and consequently we moved into the next calendar month and have had to pay another months rental...........my question is, was the landlord legally required to inform us of his dumping of the agency and to provide us with contact details for subsequent problems, notice giving etc ??

i have had to pay another months rent due to not having any details for him, can this be right??

i cannot read enough german to understand the mietverband website so would be grateful for any help
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hi

we started renting our apartment in 2008 via an agency who provided all the documentation etc etc. there was only the name of the landlord on the contract and no other contact details. i went to give notice to the agency at the end of a month only to be told that they no longer deal with the flat and we must contact the owner directly. they had no address or contact details for us. it then took us several days (eventually through our neighbour) to get an address to send the registered letter and consequently we moved into the next calendar month and have had to pay another months rental...........my question is, was the landlord legally required to inform us of his dumping of the agency and to provide us with contact details for subsequent problems, notice giving etc ??

i have had to pay another months rent due to not having any details for him, can this be right??

i cannot read enough german to understand the mietverband website so would be grateful for any help
Every rental contract I have ever seen or drawn up has the name and address of the owner on it. Who have you been paying your rent to? I assume the owner. If you have pay in slips, the owner's details would be on there.
What about the deposit account that was set up? The owner's details would have been on there as well.
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