Berlin, Bode-Museeum, stairway

Staircases and entrance halls are common areas and can be used by all. Tenants are allowed to use them as long as they do not interfere with other residents. Tenants are even allowed to put up wooden figures and flower pots in the hallway, as long as they do not disturb other residents.

For example, tenants are also allowed to place Easter, Christmas decorations or similar items on the apartment door.

The hallway of the building on the other hand should not be used for: Beverage crates, waste bins, laundry chests or small cupboards. Exception: Neighbours are not disturbed by the small pieces of furniture, for example on the top floor of the house.

Strollers may be parked in the entrance area of a rental house, at least as long as this does not cause considerable nuisance to other residents and as long as the escape route is free. The same applies to wheelchairs. They are also allowed to stand in the hallway. A bicycle must not be parked here.

The landlord is responsible for ensuring that the tenants can use the staircase and corridor safely. The handrail must be stable and the lighting must function properly. Stair treads must not be smooth to avoid the risk of falling.

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