On September 30, Desiree Stüve (28) would have had to get out of her two-room apartment in Neukölln. For more than three months, the trained saleswoman has been desperately looking for a new place to stay – so far in vain.
Since 2017, Stüve has been sublet with his son Daymon (1) in the ground floor apartment that was previously used as a holiday home. “About five months ago there was a regular smell of liquid manure, and one evening the sink overflowed,” said the single parent.
She contacted the caretaker and landlord: “He assured me that he would cover the costs of the craftsmen.” A few weeks later, the bill for 400 euros fluttered into the house. And shortly afterwards the resignation.
Now her whole life revolves around finding a new home. “I have sent over 400 applications and almost every day I make half-round trips around the world for sightseeing.”
She has no rental debts, but she only gets rejections. “I have a Schufa entry because of an unpaid cell phone bill years ago. Such a youthful sin cannot be my undoing now ”, said Stüve.
Since October 1, she has been taking the eviction action. “My claims are slowly approaching zero. I’m making cuts everywhere, I’m willing to pay up to 900 euros for two rooms. “
She would also be ready to move to the bacon belt. “I’m already looking in Brandenburg. But I don’t want to leave my home completely, this is where I am rooted. But I’m afraid of sitting bald on the street, ”says the native Neukölln.
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She cannot go to her mother, who lives in the same house – she lives in 1.5 rooms with her son who needs care.
Stüve: “It cannot be that there is no longer affordable housing in my city. I have nothing left but to hope for a miracle! “