# Building a house or buying property
Whether you are looking at a new-build, buying an existing property or renovating, there are lots of things to bear in mind when building or buying a property. What support is available from state assistance programmes? Find out about grants and tax incentives. Maybe you can make a dream of owning your own home come true.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
The registration must be done within two weeks after moving into the (new) apartment at one of the BürgerService facilities of the Bürgeramt. Please note that different forms are offered for the registration of families and the registration of individuals. The form for the registration of individuals must also be used by persons moving together but not married to each other or living in a same-sex registered partnership.
When moving from abroad, personal appearance is required for all persons subject to registration.
Registration via the Internet is not possible.
If you need a certificate in tax matters, then you must apply for its issuance to the competent authority.
If the name changes, this can be notified to the land registry, enclosing appropriate proof, and an application can be made to correct the name entered in the land register.