Understanding Kaution: A Guide to Security Deposits in Germany

Originally published at: https://ichberlin.com/kaution-security-deposit-germany/

In Germany, an apartment deposit, also known as a Kaution, is a sum of money that is paid by a tenant to the landlord or property owner as a security deposit. The Kaution is intended to cover any damages that may be caused to the apartment or property during the tenancy, and is typically equal…