• Local municipal authorities

    If you are leaving Germany and moving abroad, you have to unregister from your local municipal authority.

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  • Rental contract

    Without a minimum duration, you can cancel your rental contract three months after notice is given (Kündigungsfrist).

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  • Electricity, Gas, Water, District Heating

    How to cancel the contracts for electricity, gas, water and district heating:

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  • Fixed telephone, internet TV & mobile phone contracts

    Generally, the contract term is about two years. If you do not cancel it within the deadlines (max. deadline allowed by law: 3 months), it will be renewed for another year.

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  • Bank account

    If your contract does not specify a period of notice for cancelling the contract, you can cancel it at any time.

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  • Garbage collection and bulky waste

    If the garbage disposal is not included in your rent, you should cancel your contract with the waste management company within the appropriate amount of time.

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  • Rundfunkbeitrag

    The German licence fee for access to radio and television is called Rundfunkbeitrag.

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  • Banking / Post redirection

    If you are leaving Germany forever, you should close your bank account to avoid paying charges without using it.

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  • Subscription, associations and clubs

    How to cancel subscriptions to fitness centers, newspapers, public means of transport and club memberships.

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