Girlfriend moving to Germany

#1
Hi i'm after some advice please,
I'm due to be posted to Paderborn next year and my girlfriend is willing to move over with me. I was wondering :-
- Is it straight forward be able to ''live out'' on your first posting?
- What is the possiblitly of empolyment within the local community?
- Can anybody tell me their experiences of having girlfriends
with you, i.e Did they intergrate much or find empolyment?
Thanks
 
#2
If you have not served long there may be problems getting the permission to live out.
Can your girlfriend speak German? If not she has really shit out for local employment.
Have a word with NAAFI and see if they have any vacancies out there, that way she can get all the medical cover and benefits, as well as accomodation on the camp.
 
#3
I wouldn't recommend living out straight away. It is both complicated and expensive in relation to the UK. For an instance, you have to provide your own kitchen complete. There are many laws governing what you, as a tenant must /must not do.

Can't help with the g/f bit, as all my victims have been boxheads. :wink:

Any questions about the rental bit, let me know.
 
#4
Thanks for your replies,
We have looked for flats in paderborn and they seem affordable.
Also it might sound strange, but whats the problem owith living out straight away?
She can speak a little german but she also speaks french and russian, don't know if that helps.
Thanks
 
#5
Recce19 said:
I wouldn't recommend living out straight away. It is both complicated and expensive in relation to the UK. For an instance, you have to provide your own kitchen complete. There are many laws governing what you, as a tenant must /must not do.

Can't help with the g/f bit, as all my victims have been boxheads. :wink:

Any questions about the rental bit, let me know.
not entirely true actually....renting on the german net can be very cost effective, i was paying €350 per month for a smart town centre flat, including bills - although this a couple of years ago - and was a much larger and better quality than you could expect in uk...

however, i wouldn't move straight out - get to know a bit about bfg first. as for moving your mrs out, wrought with issues - employment, tax, medical cover to name but a few, personally i would avoid. just get married, get the pad and the married loa everyones a winner....
 
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#6
Recce19 said:
I wouldn't recommend living out straight away. It is both complicated and expensive in relation to the UK. For an instance, you have to provide your own kitchen complete. There are many laws governing what you, as a tenant must /must not do.

Can't help with the g/f bit, as all my victims have been boxheads. :wink:

Any questions about the rental bit, let me know.
not if it comes with EBK Recce :D
 
#7
Thanks for you quick responses, i definately want to be with my girlfriend but marriage is a bit soon.

I know it would be difficult finding suitable empolyment and getting a flat but the biggest problem would be not being able to ''live out''.

Does anyone know anybody who was able to ''live out'' on their first posting?

Thanks
 
#8
mattsmini said:
Does anyone know anybody who was able to ''live out'' on their first posting?

Thanks
Yep Ive known a few people but then Ive known a few who were turned down as well, it will depend on your OC/CO and what impression you make.
 
#9
Recce19 said:
I wouldn't recommend living out straight away. It is both complicated and expensive in relation to the UK. For an instance, you have to provide your own kitchen complete. There are many laws governing what you, as a tenant must /must not do.
I believe you'll find that the landlord is required by law to provide a sink-unit and cooker as a minimum(§ 23 SGB II).

MsG
 
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#10
Bugsy said:
Recce19 said:
I wouldn't recommend living out straight away. It is both complicated and expensive in relation to the UK. For an instance, you have to provide your own kitchen complete. There are many laws governing what you, as a tenant must /must not do.
I believe you'll find that the landlord is required by law to provide a sink-unit and cooker as a minimum(§ 23 SGB II).

MsG
I think you'll find you're wrong Bugsy.

Seen many flats here and 90% are totally bare of anything
 
#11
blindfire said:
Bugsy said:
Recce19 said:
I wouldn't recommend living out straight away. It is both complicated and expensive in relation to the UK. For an instance, you have to provide your own kitchen complete. There are many laws governing what you, as a tenant must /must not do.
I believe you'll find that the landlord is required by law to provide a sink-unit and cooker as a minimum(§ 23 SGB II).

MsG
I think you'll find you're wrong Bugsy.

Seen many flats here and 90% are totally bare of anything
I am wrong, well sort of. The law doesn't apply to privately let accommodation, but does apply to the Boxheed equivalent of council houses/flats (Sozialwohnungen), rent-restricted accommodation and housing association accommodation (Genossenschaftliche(r) Wohnbauunternehmen/Zweckverband/Gemeinschaft/Stiftung).

MsG
 
#14
Bugsy said:
blindfire said:
Bugsy said:
Recce19 said:
I wouldn't recommend living out straight away. It is both complicated and expensive in relation to the UK. For an instance, you have to provide your own kitchen complete. There are many laws governing what you, as a tenant must /must not do.
I believe you'll find that the landlord is required by law to provide a sink-unit and cooker as a minimum(§ 23 SGB II).

MsG
I think you'll find you're wrong Bugsy.

Seen many flats here and 90% are totally bare of anything
I am wrong, well sort of. The law doesn't apply to privately let accommodation, but does apply to the Boxheed equivalent of council houses/flats (Sozialwohnungen), rent-restricted accommodation and housing association accommodation (Genossenschaftliche(r) Wohnbauunternehmen/Zweckverband/Gemeinschaft/Stiftung).

MsG
So no use to the British soldier asking the question then.
 
#15
8O DON'T TAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enjoy what bit of single life/time you have and play the field :wink:
 
#16
#17
I would recommend leaving her at home. She'll get bored.

Paderborn is full of dirty scutters that love the c0ck. You'll have a better time on your own.
 
#18
Put her on the game mate, with her range of languages she could attract a good range of clientele :D

Seriously though, be aware that she would have no entitlement to BFG facilities and although not insurmountable may cause some friction. For instance she would have to do everything through the German net, she wouldn’t even be entitled to drive your BFG car.

Not that it stops people mind :wink:
 
#19
Danny_Dravot said:
Recce19 said:
I wouldn't recommend living out straight away. It is both complicated and expensive in relation to the UK. For an instance, you have to provide your own kitchen complete. There are many laws governing what you, as a tenant must /must not do.

Can't help with the g/f bit, as all my victims have been boxheads. :wink:

Any questions about the rental bit, let me know.
not entirely true actually....renting on the german net can be very cost effective, i was paying €350 per month for a smart town centre flat, including bills - although this a couple of years ago - and was a much larger and better quality than you could expect in uk...

however, i wouldn't move straight out - get to know a bit about bfg first. as for moving your mrs out, wrought with issues - employment, tax, medical cover to name but a few, personally i would avoid. just get married, get the pad and the married loa everyones a winner....
Granted, if you shop around you can get a deal, but it's entirely dependent on location really. I don't know Paderborn for renting, but Dortmund's enough for me! I pay 310 Euros warm for 63 sq metres, with another 80 Euros on top for gas and leccy. This is a very good deal from what I've seen of other similar properties in the area.

Still wouldn't recommend living out straight away though. Also, if she doesn't have a working knowledge of the lingo, she'll feel very isolated.

Edited to add: just read that she does have the language skills, but still feel she will find it tough - especially as he will be away a lot.
 
#20
mattsmini said:
She can speak a little german but she also speaks french and russian, don't know if that helps.
Itll help if the Russians swarm across the border like they were supposed to do during the Cold War and if you want to go to Euro Disney.
 

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