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Confirmation of landlord

From 1 November 2015, regulations will come into force on the basis of the new Federal Registration Act (BMG), which you must observe when changing residence.

If you move into a new apartment, you will need confirmation from your landlord about moving in. You must submit these to the competent authority each time you register.

As a rule, the landlord is the owner of the apartment. However, it can also be the property management commissioned by the owner or, if you live as a subtenant, also the main tenant of the apartment.

The landlord's confirmation must contain the following information:

  • Name and address of the landlord
  • Name and address of the owner (if he or she is not the landlord)
  • Address of the dwelling
  • Names of all persons who move into the apartment and are therefore subject to registration
  • Move-in date

Process flow

You will receive the landlord's confirmation from your landlord.

It is also possible for landlords to submit the confirmation electronically to the competent authority if it has opened up appropriate access. In this case, you will receive a so-called assignment feature from your landlord, which will be communicated to him/her by the responsible authority.

When you register with the competent authority, you present the landlord's confirmation or specify the assignment characteristic.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the municipality, the Joint Community and the city.

Which documents are required?

  • Official form

What are the fees?

There are no fees.

Fine: 0,01 - 1000,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
If the confirmation is not issued by the landlord, not correctly or not on time.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The landlord is obliged to issue the confirmation no later than 2 weeks after moving in.

If the landlord refuses to issue the confirmation or if it is not possible for you to obtain the confirmation for other reasons, you must inform the competent authority immediately.


§ 19 Federal Registration Act (BMG)
§ 54 Federal Registration Act (BMG)

What else should I know?

If the confirmation is not issued by the landlord, not correctly or not in time, he/she commits an administrative offence that can be punished with a fine of up to 1,000.00 euros.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)