JOFTAA provided this useful information 9 years, 8 months ago:

Landlord: Sigmund Wilhelm

My landlord is Sigmund Wilhelm. We call him "Siggy." We really lucked out because we pretty much took the first house we found because when we got to Germany there was nothing available in the way of housing, even after eight weeks of house hunting. When we found this house, it could have been a shack in the woods and we would have signed the lease.

What we got is a rather nice house in a nice neighborhood. Our landlord is very attentive. Whenever there has been a problem with anything, he's taken care of it within a day or two. When it came to having a problem with our hot water, he was on that the same day.

He's helped us do everything from re-aiming our satellite dish to putting in a shower door instead of having to use a curtain. He even replaces burned out light bulbs! Siggy gave us his home and cell number, and he will either answer, or call back quickly. He never ignores calls.

Also, not that this will mean much to anyone else, but my dog absolutely loves Siggy. Whenever Siggy comes over, we tell our dog "Siggy's here" and she goes bolting for the door to see him. You'd think Siggy was made out of bacon or something!

The next person who gets this house is going to be a very happy camper!



9 years, 8 months ago

Ok.... So, today my landlord shows up unannounced. It is the first time he has done this. I am wondering what is going on, but know that he kept one of the two garages at the house for his own car, so I figure he is going to the garage.

I know he comes by the house every now and then, but he has never come into the house. Today, he rang the bell next to the door, and I did not get to it on time because I was out in the yard. At this point, I suppose he could have easily used his key to get in, but instead he left and was about to get into his car when I yelled out to him that I was here.

So, not only did he not invade our privacy thinking that we were not at home, but the reason he had come to the house was to drop off a couple of bottles of wine he bought for us.

Out of the clear frickin' blue our landlord shows up with two bottles of wine! How cool is that?

If I have a choice, I'll give up my landlord when you pry him from my cold, dead hands! This guy is the best!

Also, to be fair, his son Bjorn is also a great help. Bjorn speaks English with much more ease than Siggy, so we usually call Bjorn if there is an issue. Bjorn lives only about 3 minutes away, so he generally shows up right away, or just after work on his way home. Regardless, my landlords are really, really great, and we appreciate having them.

Erica
9 years, 6 months ago

oh man!! He does sound like a pretty cool man,

Carrie
9 years, 3 months ago

Yeah, we had a similar situation only our landlords actually used their key to come right in and when I came to the top of the stairs it was a deer in the headlights moment for them. Not cool in my book. Is this the norm for german landlords?

9 years, 3 months ago

Quote by Carrie:
Yeah, we had a similar situation only our landlords actually used their key to come right in and when I came to the top of the stairs it was a deer in the headlights moment for them. Not cool in my book. Is this the norm for german landlords?


Our landlord has never, and will never come into the house uninvited. And, to answer your question, it is against the law for a landlord to enter unless there is a real emergency.

Native
9 years, 3 months ago

Children under 12 shouldn`t use the internet without supervision. ;)

9 years, 3 months ago

Quote by Native:
Children under 12 shouldn`t use the internet without supervision. ;)


Even if they are supervised, once they see it, it is too late. You cannot un-ring a bell.

Native
9 years, 3 months ago

I dedelidü deleted my post above by mistake :(

9 years, 3 months ago

Quote by Native:
I dedelidü deleted my post above by mistake :(


I noticed.

Native
9 years, 3 months ago

Gonna write the more detailed SCHWing ;) again a bit later...


But, your landlord is neither allowed to inspect the house or get on the premises without noticing you in front. If you don`t want him to come, he isn`t allowed to inspect your rooms or your underware

SCHWinging Schwing.

Change your locks ASAP and send him the bill for the new locks. Do not give him the keys.

I would report this to the police, and have a court case with this SCHWing freak. That`s just sick. SCHWing sick, if you know what I mean.


You caught him red handed in the house, inside your rooms, you`ve rented? Wow. First thing he would have got from me is a tazer to the neck, before kicking him straigth into his south pole. issed:

a real emergency


->What would be something like a fire, or helpless people in danger, and not a freaking STASI/ GESTAPO visit in your rooms when you are not at home.


What a freak.

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