German Civil And Fiscal Codes – In English

I recently stumbled upon a website which I could have done with a couple of years ago. It contains translations of the German Civil Code and is useful for checking up on things relating to landlord and tenant rights, contracts, etc. It is part of the official website of the “Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz” (try saying that without stuttering) or “Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Affairs”.

Of course, it is no substitute for proper legal advice when something really goes wrong, but it at least gives a means to check on what you are being told rather than having to rely on others for opinions or translations, and it is better than any Google translation.

The website can be found here. Similarly, translations of much of the German Fiscal Code can be found here.

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