Sofa Status Of Forces Agreement Germany
Once you have found a place, note any existing damage on the inspection sheet provided by the Housing Office. Don`t rely on someone else to notice flaws. Anything you don`t comment on during your first inspection will be assigned to you when the departure time arrives. You are personally responsible for repairs that are not listed on the first inspection sheet. You can pay for repairs out of your own pocket or deposit. While many landlords can be very friendly, it`s important to remember that renting real estate is a business transaction. Please note that staff must register at the Housing Services Office within two days of arrival in Stuttgart and inform the Housing Office of the status of the search for accommodation at any time. The status of NATO Headquarters and its personnel is governed by the Protocol on the Status of the International Military Headquarters established under the North Atlantic Treaty of 28 August 1952 (BGBl. 1969 II p.2000). The Supplementary Agreement to the Headquarters Protocol of 13 March 1967 also applies in Germany (Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Powers of Europe on special conditions for the establishment and operation of an international military headquarters in the Federal Republic of Germany, BGBl. 1969 II p.2009). You may have heard of «sofa-status», but «SOFA» is not part of the furniture – it is an important set of requirements and responsibilities that determine how we live and function as a military community in our host country, Germany. The total withdrawal of former Soviet forces from Germany was achieved in 1994.