James Explains!

James Meads is a UK citizen who has lived in Germany for 12 years and now divides his time between Wiesbaden, the UK and warm, sunny places during the winter. He’s dealt with many of the same frustrations and challenges you’re probably facing and also helped friends do the same. He understands too how overwhelming it can be dealing with German administration and bureaucracy, especially if you don’t speak fluent German! James is also the Founder of Live Work Germany, an online service provider and essential reference site for expats in Germany.

Your first Betriebskostenabrechnung will be a thoroughly confusing document and it will probably make you anxious just looking at it. We walk you through what it covers, some common pitfalls and areas where landlords may look to take advantage of you not knowing the score....

The mortgage market in Germany is full of quirks and nuances which probably don't exist in your home country. There's a lot of wrong advice out there and content aimed at foreign investors. Here. we walk through some basics for resident expats looking to buy...