#86: Dude, Where’s My Cooker?

You must buy your kitchen, even in a rental.

A little something I was not prepared for and had never read anywhere prior to moving to Germany is that, when you rent or buy a place in Germany, the kitchen is generally not included.

Unless you have agreed to buy the kitchen (around €2000) from the previous owners/tenants, the likelihood is that you will be moving into an empty room with some pipes sticking out of the wall.

So, when negotiating your let remember to ask if the kitchen is included, or you may face an unexpected bill and a new best friend from the pizza delivery company.

1 comment

  1. Whatever - Reply

    You got ripped off. (Basic) cooktop (not necessarily a complete oven, but usually you get one) and sink have to be included, by law.

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