German Mortgage

What Documents Do You Need To Apply For A Mortgage?

The LoanLink mortgage document checklist shows what documents you need to apply for a mortgage loan in Germany. In Germany, lenders look at an applicant’s financial and personal records more closely than in other countries. To get mortgage approval from a German lender, you need documents that verify both your financial and personal situation. If you know what to expect, this would be less painful than it sounds. An experienced, organized mortgage advisor can make all the difference. For an overview of all the mortgage documents you will need, please read on this document checklist for mortgage loan.

Mortgage document checklist

General documents Source Timeframe

Proof of equity (bank account / depot statements)

(In German: Konto-/Depotauszüge Eigenkapital)

Your documents
Not older than 3 months

Financing application (questionnaire)

(In German: Selbstauskunft)

LoanLink24 questionnaire

Mortgage financing offer

(In German: Persönliches Konditionsangebot)

LoanLink24, after
expert chat
Personal documents Source Timeframe

Income tax assessments

(Statement from your country’s tax office, including information on your total income and the amount of taxes you pay per year.)
(In German: Einkommenssteuerbescheid)

Your documents /
tax office
2020/ 2019

Business evaluation

(A business evaluation is necessary if you are self-employed and want to take out a mortgage in Germany.)
(In German: Betriebswirtschaftliche Auswertung or BWA)

From the documents of your company 2021


(Document that contains an employee's wage or salary and details money
earned and tax and insurance paid during that period, e.g. last month.)
(In German: Gehaltsabrechnung)

Your documents / employer Last 4 months

Payslips (for 13th and/or 14th month if applicable)

(Document that contains an employee's wage or salary and details money
earned and tax and insurance paid during that period, e.g. last month.)
(In German: Gehaltsabrechnung 13./14. Gehalt)

Your documents / employer Last available

Certificate of wage tax deduction

(Document that contains an employee's wage or salary for one year, and
details money earned and tax and insurance paid.)
(In German: Lohnsteuerbescheinigung)

Your documents / employer Last 2 years

Bank statement with lease rental charges (if applicable)

(In German: Kontoauszug Miet-/Wohnkosten)

Last month

Passport / identification card

Copy of both sides.
(In German: Personalausweis/ Reisepass)

Residence permit

Copy of both sides.
(In German: Aufenthalts-/Arbeitserlaubnis)

Property documents Source Timeframe

Building description / specification

(Detailed description of the building, such as type of construction and the materials used.)
(In German: Baubeschreibung)

Your real estate agent

Picture of front and back view of the building

(in German: Farbfotos der Vorder- und Rückansicht des Gebäudes)

Your real estate agent

Land register map / official unit site plan

(in German: Flurkarte oder amtlicher Lageplan)

Your real estate agent /

Floor plan and floor plan calculation

(in German: Grundriss und Wohnflächenberechnung)

Your real estate agent

Draft of sale contract

(in German: Kaufvertragsentwurf)

Your real estate

Divisional declaration

(in German: Teilungserklärung)

Your real estate agent

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