Below are some frequently asked questions that many people have about aspects of life as part of the SOFA agreement. Once you have found a place, write down all the damage that exists on the control sheet provided by the Housing Authority. Don`t rely on someone else to pay attention to defects. Anything you don`t comment on on your first inspection will be assigned to you when your departure time arrives. You are personally responsible for repairs that are not noted on the test card. You can pay for repairs out of your pocket or your deposit. Although many homeowners can be very friendly, it is important to remember that renting real estate is a commercial transaction. Please note that staff must register with the Housing Authority within two days of their arrival in Stuttgart and inform the Housing Authority at any time of the housing search status. The NATO sofa and sofa agreement granted many privileges and immunities to the armed forces concerned. These include, for example, civil, administrative and criminal immunity, as well as social security, customs, tax and motor vehicle privileges.
In addition, they contain provisions on the use of premises and the employment of German personnel on the ground by forces stationed in the country, in particular the additional agreement on THE SOFA. After the end of the Second World War, the presence of foreign armed forces in Germany was primarily based on the law imposed by the occupying powers. This regime ended on 5 May 1955 with the entry into force of the agreement on relations between the three powers and the Federal Republic of Germany, on 26 May 1952 (Bundesgesetzblatt 1955 II, p.303). On 23 October 1954, the Convention on the Presence of Foreign Armed Forces in the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesgesetzblatt 1955 p.253) between Germany and eight partners (Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America) established a contractual basis for the presence of military forces stationed in Germany. This indeterminate agreement will remain in force even after the conclusion of the „two plus four“ treaty (treaty on the final regime for Germany of 12, however, the Bundesgesetzblatt 1990 1990, p.1317), can now be terminated with a two-year period (change of bonds of 25 September 1990, Bundesgesetzblatt 1990 II p.1390 and 16 November 1990 , Bundesgesetzblatt 1990 p.1696).