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Handing Apt over to Nachmieter when Damage to be Repaired

Hi there,
Can somebody give me some advice. I am currently in the process of finding a Nachmieter. There is some damage to the flooring in my apartment which happened when I was moving in. I am not so worried about the cost as I know the insurance will cover this. I understand that i cannot start the insurance process until the handover inspection has been done by the rental agency.
What I am not sure about is when the damage will be repaired. I guess it will take time for the agency to get quotes for the repair and maybe the insurance company will want to do an inspection.
Can the Nachmieter still immediately move in and the repair would just delay my deposit being returned (or probably not &#128542?
Has anyone else experienced something like this?
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Re: Handing Apt over to Nachmieter when Damage to be Repaired

I don't know if a nachmieter is any different to usual handover, but we had stuff that was fixed after the new tenant moved in.

Typically there's no gap between tenants, so this must happen all the time. It appeared on our handover agreement as needing fixing, and I assume on theirs as "to be fixed", so there shouldn't be an issue.

Take photos, make sure it's written down clearly, check the bills when they come in.
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Hi there,
Can somebody give me some advice. I am currently in the process of finding a Nachmieter. There is some damage to the flooring in my apartment which happened when I was moving in. I am not so worried about the cost as I know the insurance will cover this. I understand that i cannot start the insurance process until the handover inspection has been done by the rental agency.
Actually you can be proactive and this will possibly save time. You can also get quotes so that depending on how the insurance company handles it you may be not be out of pocket as much as if you leave matters to someone else.
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What I am not sure about is when the damage will be repaired. I guess it will take time for the agency to get quotes for the repair and maybe the insurance company will want to do an inspection.
Can the Nachmieter still immediately move in and the repair would just delay my deposit being returned (or probably not &#128542?
Has anyone else experienced something like this?
Thanks

It is not easy to fix a floor if there is a large area and someone is living there. Sometimes you can arrange this in such a way to be done around the time of the end cleaning before the tenant moves in. The new tenant will appreciate not having to cope with repairs.
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Re: Handing Apt over to Nachmieter when Damage to be Repaired

Thanks for the replies.
Miss Doolittle do you mean that I collect quotes in advance of inspection and then provide them to insurance with the inspection form from the agency? Then i would just need to leave a gap between inspection and the Nachmieter moving in?
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Thanks for the replies.
Miss Doolittle do you mean that I collect quotes in advance of inspection and then provide them to insurance with the inspection form from the agency? Then i would just need to leave a gap between inspection and the Nachmieter moving in?

The inspection form the agency is not that useful. For example, if you had wanted to repair the damage as soon as you moved in you would just go through the insurance, or possibly not if the damage is very small.


But it really depends on what kind of floor we are talking about, what kind of damage it is and the age of the floor could be relevant as well. There are many variables.


It may also be worthwhile to talk to the agency or owner now as maybe they know the tradesperson who can carry out the repair. If that is the case you will need to open a claim with your insurance company and submit the quote. Once approved the repair can be carried out right away.
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Can the Nachmieter still immediately move in and the repair would just delay my deposit being returned (or probably not ��)?
Has anyone else experienced something like this?
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Thanks for the replies.
Miss Doolittle do you mean that I collect quotes in advance of inspection and then provide them to insurance with the inspection form from the agency? Then i would just need to leave a gap between inspection and the Nachmieter moving in?
As you're looking for a replacement tenant and apparently will need to schedule repairs, I hope you will inform the prospective tenants/people who view the flat of the repairs and their timing.
As for the tenant's moving in during repairs, that'll depend on how extensive they are, if the flat is still fit for one to live in while they're being carried out and if the new tenant is willing to pay rent for a flat's lease which starts out with necessary, possibly extensive repairs. Although the repairs you caused are never the future tenant's (financial) problem, they can be a hassle if done after the future tenant has moved in. The landlord is entitled to entry to the flat for repair purposes (after announcing this to the tenant), but their happening during tenancy can cause quite a hassle for the new tenant.

Therefore it'd probably be best/fair to the new tenant to schedule repairs between moves. For this, I'd get quotes as soon as possible (talk with the landlord) so that repairs can start either while you still live in the flat or during the period between your moving out and the new tenant moving in.

Also, you say you're sure insurance will cover the repairs: Have they been informed of the damages in time/immediately after they occurred or your noticing them? This immediate information to the insurance company is necessary for an insured person to be able to make a claim.

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