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The former resources for a Berlin based Facebook group

A Facebook group I used to be an administrator for was run with a simple democratic approach. A rogue admin tricked us into allowing another admin to join our group, and just after we realised what had occurred, myself and the other elected admin were unexpectedly removed without any consultation with the rest of the administration/moderation team. All group moderators chose to leave within hours of this occurring.

This website is a collection of the resources we had created for the group. I am keeping them here in case they are useful to others. If the data becomes significantly out of date, then I will remove the website.

The original groups website content, used a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License and it's website design used GPL license version 2.0.

Note: You may have been redirected here from the original groups domain name. I do not control that domain. The owner of that domain is also no longer involved with the original Facebook group.

Abmeldung/ deregistration

Last updated: 18th of September 2016

Your should Abmeldung / deregister when:

You must deregister with the Registry Office in Berlin only if you migrate abroad or if you give up a main or secondary residence, without moving in to another apartment in Germany.

Sample forms

Deregistration / Abmeldung form
Landlord confirmation / Wohnungsgeberbestätigung

The process

The cancellation can take place in a period of 7 days before, but must be carried out within 14 days after the move-out.

To deregister, you must fill out a deregistration form. and a landlord confirmation form (Wohnungsgeberbestätigung, Vermieterbescheinigung or Auszugsbestätigung in German) signed by your landlord, to deregister. These forms need to be sent to the registration office.

Landlords are required to sign the landlord confirmation every time a new tenant moves in or moves out. If you cannot get your landlord to sign the form, please contact your local registration office for assistance.

Confirmation of deregistration

You will not receive confirmation of your deregistration by default, you must specifically request a deregistration confirmation (Abmeldebescheinigung). If you do this, you should receive a confirmation of deregistration within 5 – 10 days via snail mail. Alternatively, you can call the registration office and they will tell you if your deregistration was successful or not.

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