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Glossary of abbreviations

Space is limited when it comes to classified ads, so landlords often use abbreviations when looking for new tenants. This page lists the most common abbreviations used in German and their English equivalents.

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0 (Pr)ohne Provisionwithout estate agent´s fee
+ (Pr)mit Provisionwith estate agent´s fee

A

ABAltbauold, pre-war building with high ceilings, typically early century or last century
AblAblöseone-off payment to previous tenant for existing furniture/fittings
App.Appartmentappartment
Ausst.Ausstattung furniture and fittings

B

Balk./Blk.Balkonbalcony
Bek/BKBetriebskostenrunning costs
Bek/BK Bad/Bäderbathroom(s)
Bhf.Bahnhoftrain station
Bj.Baujahryear of construction
Bung.Bungalowbungalow

D

DGDachgeschosstop floor, often with sloped ceilings
DHHDoppelhaushälftesemi-detached house
DiDiele / Dielenhall / wooden floorboards
DTDachterrasseroof terrace
DuDuscheshower

E

EBKEinbauküchefully fitted kitchen
EbNErstbezug Neubaurecently constructed apartment, first occupancy
EFHEinfamilienhaussingle-family house
EGErdgeschossfirst/ground floor

F

FbHFussbodenheizungunderfloor heating

G

G-WC/ Gä.-WCGäste-WCguest toilet
Ga.Gartengarden
GAGenossenschaftsanteilecooperative shares
Gge.Garagegarage
gfl.gefliesttiled
GHGasheizunggas heating

H

hUhrzeit (z.B. 8h)time (h = hour)
HHHinterhausmews or courtyard housing
Hob.Hobbyraumhobby room / office, typically in the basement
HPHochparterreraised first/ground floor
Hzg.Heizungheating

I

Imm.Immobiliereal estate / property
inkl.inklusiveincluding

K

Ka.Kaminopen fireplace
KDBKüche Dusche Badkitchen, shower, bathroom
KFKomfortcomfortable
Kl.Kellercellar
KMKaltmieterent not including utilities/management costs
kpl.komplettcomplete
KTKautiondeposit
Kü.Küchekitchen

L

Lg.Loggiarecessed/covered balcony
LuxALuxusausstattungluxury furnishings/fittings

M

MFHMehrfamilienhausapartment building
MMMonatsmietemonthly rent
Mn.Maisonetteduplex apartment

N

NBNeubaurecently constructed building
Nfl.Nutzflächeusable floorspace
NKNebenkostenutilities/management costs
NMNachmieterfollow-on tenant
NRNichtrauchernon-smokers only

O

OGObergeschossupper floor
OHOfenheizungstove heating
Öl.Ölheizungoil-fired heating

P

Pk.Parkettbodenparquet flooring
prov.fr.provisionsfreiwithout estate agent’s fee

Q

qm / m²Quadratmetersquare meter

R

ren.renoviertrecently renovated
renbed.renovierungsbedürftigrequires renovation
rest.restauriertrestored/refurbished
rhg. gel.ruhig gelegenin a quiet location
RHReihenhausterraced house

S

Sou.SouterrainLower ground floor
SZSchlafzimmerbedroom

T

Tel.Telefonnummerphone number
tgw.teilgewerblichmay be used in part for commercial purposes
t-möb.teilmöbliertpartly furnished
Tep.Teppichbodencarpet
Terr.Terrasseterrace
TGTiefgaragenstellplatzunderground parking space

U

UMUntermietersub-tenant

V

VBVerhandlungsbasisopen to negotiation
VHVoderhausfront-facing unit
v-möbvollmöbliertfully furnished
VollbadBad mit Wannebathroom with bathtub

W

WCToilettetoilet
WGWohngemeinschaftshared apartment
Whg.Wohnungflat/appartment
Wig. / WiGWintergartensunroom/conservatory or enclosed balcony

Z

ZHZentralheizungcentral heating
Zi.Zimmerroom