Vehicle registration at the click of a mouse and better seller protection on Ebay – that is what October brings for consumers, among other things. FAZ.NET gives an overview.
Dhe changes that will apply from October 1, 2019 are manageable. However, one of these will save many consumers time. An overview of the most important innovations.
Vehicle registration at the click of a mouse
In future, drivers can save themselves the trip to the registration office for the registration and re-registration of their vehicles. According to the Ministry of Transport, all standard registration processes can be processed online from October 1st. Up until now, this was only possible when the vehicle was decommissioned and when it was re-licensed in the same licensing district. In the future, initial registration, re-registration, re-registration and change of address can be done from home with a click of the mouse.
However, the prerequisite is that the user has an electronic identity card with an activated online function. In order to clearly identify himself, he also needs a card reader or the government ID card app on the smartphone. With almost 20 million registration processes in the past year, vehicle registration is one of the most widely used administrative procedures in Germany.
TÜV for home care
When looking for a place in the nursing home, meaningful information about the quality of the individual facilities should help in the future. After years of preparation, this should be made possible by the new care TÜV, which the central association of statutory health insurance plans to present in Berlin this Tuesday. But there is also criticism of the plans.
The previous maintenance TÜV with its grades is to be replaced. These have been criticized for years as being far too positive. The homes regularly achieved top ratings in key areas. The previous home evaluations were also based primarily on the documentation of the homes – i.e. recording the care work in documents. In the future, it should be shown how good care really is, for example when it comes to maintaining mobility and independence in everyday life. For example, results on avoiding serious falls and providing support in an emergency are displayed.
Better seller protection on Ebay
As of today, commercial sellers will be better protected. From October 1st, you may withhold 50 percent of the price if an item is damaged or has already been used by the customer when it is returned. But buyers also benefit from changes. Among other things, important information such as the sales history is no longer deleted after the update, even if it is suspended, but is retained.