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Questions about services such as Internet, Cable-TV, electricity, water, gas.

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What are the necessary procedures (unregistering, etc) to follow when leaving Germany as an expat?

I am not an EU national, but I hold the passport of a country which is in the Schengen area. I have been living in Germany since 2012 and hold a residence permit (permanent starting June 2019) and ...
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ARD ZDF deregistration before leaving Germany

First some background: I am an Indian and I am studying in Germany. I live in a student dorm. The first time I moved into the dorm I received a letter saying I have to pay the ARD ZDF contribution of ...
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Do I still have to pay the Runkfunkbeitrag as a tenant sharing a house with landlords, while paying the “Warmmiete” already?

I recently moved to Germany and I currently live in a house shared with the landlords, whereby I pay a fixed "Warmmiete" every month and don't have to pay anything extra for electricity, gas, internet ...
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Germany Customer Protection Institution

I had problems hiring an internet provider in Germany (Unitymedia). To summarize, they told me that the services were available at my building, and at the end, no service was available. Then I hired ...
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Places to iron clothes in Leiden or Amsterdam

I am in Leiden, as a new expat. Please, is there any place to iron my clothes? I have an important meeting and i would like to iron my suit. If Leiden doesn't have such a place, where in Amsterdam ...
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GEZ / ARD ZDF Germany Radio - can I ask not to pay for it?

I am living in Rostock since June 2014. I am an Italian citizen working here as a consultant (but paid by an Italian company and paying taxes in Italy). I am living in a (rented) furnished apartment, ...
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'Localized' services when leaving Germany?

Are there any regulations that protect the consumer in case of leaving Germany, when the services that he have purchased can't be served outside Germany? For example, if an emigrant has an Internet ...