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Reporting small faults in Ubergabe Protokoll

Hello everyone,

I have just been handed over an apartment. It is in a new building and I am the second tenant here - meaning that everything was brand new when the previous person was moving in.

The handover was done by landlord's assistant (a girl in early twenties) in a presence of a previous tenant. The assistant took a note of some obvious faults but she did not include minor faults in the Protokoll.

Therefore, I have a question regarding reporting small faults such as these in the pictures attached. Should I send an update to the landlord regarding those? They look like a normal wear & tear, but read lots of nightmare stories about landlords over here, so just want to make sure.

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Reporting small faults in Ubergabe Protokoll

Send an email and ask them.

Did you not spot the damage at the handover?

FYI - We had something similar - did the handover and a workman's van was parked on our parking spot. The following day we noticed oil patches all over the space. We emailed pictures - and it was noted on the protokoll
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Re: Reporting small faults in Ubergabe Protokoll

It's always better to be as precise as possible on such documents, for your own protection when you leave the place.

I would send an email with the pics if I were you. Better safe than sorry. I think that you have 2 weeks after moving in to signal any problem.
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It's always better to be as precise as possible on such documents, for your own protection when you leave the place.

I would send an email with the pics if I were you. Better safe than sorry. I think that you have 2 weeks after moving in to signal any problem.
It is hidden faults that you could not have seen at the handover which can be reported later. There are many things you can test but many don't bother.

Things in plain view which were missed can be reported but my feeling is if they were not obvious at the handover they must be minor.
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The handover was done by landlord's assistant (a girl in early twenties) in a presence of a previous tenant.
Some of the most challenging handovers I have attended were with "girls in their early twenties" who work for property management companies. Age and gender are irrelevant here. What matters is experience.

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The assistant took a note of some obvious faults but she did not include minor faults in the Protokoll.
That is because they are minor.
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Re: Reporting small faults in Ubergabe Protokoll

If in doubt, note it! It's little work and might you safe you some trouble when you move out.
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Re: Reporting small faults in Ubergabe Protokoll

I am in the same situation. Several small flaws not reflected in the protocol. I will find out how it works on Friday when I do handover.
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Some of the most challenging handovers I have attended were with "girls in their early twenties" who work for property management companies. Age and gender are irrelevant here. What matters is experience.

That is because they are minor.
Well, problems can arise if it's not the same lady who is present when OP leaves the flat. Minor damage for someone can be important to someone else.

Better safe than sorry for these things.
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