Who is the Wohnungsgeber?

The Wohnungsgeber (the “apartment-giver”) is the person who gives you a room or an apartment to rent. It can be the landlord, or the main tenant (Hauptmieter).1 The main tenant must get permission from the landlord to sublet a room or the entire apartment. In some situations, the landlord can refuse.2

Only the Wohnungsgeber can sign the Wohnungsgeberbestätigung. You need this document to register your address in Germany.

Sources and footnotes
  1. immofred.com 

  2. immobilienscout24.de, gesetze-im-internet.de