My landlord told me that someone working for the bank will come visit the flat and because I was busy I did not ask why. Then this bank employee came and took a picture of the flat ( and my furniture) and when I asked him about the reason he told me it is for the bank. I thought maybe this is common here in Germany. But I still don't understand why a bank employee visit the flat I am renting a take pictures of every room?

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    The owner may have applied for a loan with the property as security. In which case the bank will want to ensure that the property exists, is in mortgageable condition etc.
    – Traveller
    Nov 20, 2018 at 7:51
  • Yes that may be the only explanation. But does that require taking picture of every room?
    – M20
    Nov 20, 2018 at 8:02
  • Possibly. Did you see the person’s ID?
    – Traveller
    Nov 20, 2018 at 8:07
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    This question as it is now is opinion-based. We cannot know why a bank employee has made photos.
    – Ex Patriot
    Nov 20, 2018 at 13:13
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    I'm a notary public in the US. US notaries are often asked to do financial work for banks that do not have a local office where the service is located. I have been asked to take pictures of businesses, and fill out forms, when the business was applying to a bank to be allowed to accept credit cards. Nov 20, 2018 at 21:19


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