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Sale of Married Quarters at GAF Jever - May 2007.
Thanks to Marcus Christ who Kindly sent us the package.
At first this package was confusing as it provided no plan which showed which house was which number on the plan.   When the text was translated it became obvious that this was deliberate as the whole estate was for sale with the intention that the new owner was to continue to rent all the properties.   Thanks to LtCol Joachim Linke and Maurice Parker I have been able to identify all the house numbers.   If you lived in one of these house during your time at RAF Jever,
then please click to see the detailed analysis, and let me know when and which house.

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Cover Page of the Married Quarters Prospectus.

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Approximate translation:

Description of Surrounding Area

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesThere is every type of shopping opportunity in the town of Schortens and also very good schooling.   The towns of Jever and Wilhelmshaven are only 3.5 km and 15Km away respectively, and are connected by a permanent bus service.
The railway station at Schortens has connections to the North West Railway main line Oldenburg-Wilhelmshaven-Sande-Jever-Esens.
The nearest autobahn junction is only 8km away on the A29 to Wilhemshaven or Oldenburg, Bremen and Osnabruck.
because of these good local connections with all the recreational and shopping facilities, you have many who come to live in Schortens and work in Wilhelmshaven, Jever or Wittmund.

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesThe town of Schortens consists of 12 sub-districts and originates in 1158, each district retains its unique Frisian character.   All of them provide a living environment surrounded by a natural countryside with meadows, moors and forests.   There are plenty of recreations and sports and there is a large open-air swimming pool in the forest with "Aquatoll" facilities.   There are other sports facilities in the area even a golf course.

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesThe main employer in the area remains the Bundeswehr with the 3 main arms of the Navy, Army and Air Force.   Next there are many medium-sized companies springing up to service the new container port - Jade-Weser-Port.   This will attract even more medium-sized companies to the area and provide new jobs.   It will be completed in 2010.
See for more information.

The exact location is shown on the attached maps.

Description of the Items for Sale.

The area on offer is an estate in the South-West area of Schortens.
All the accommodation and facilities consists of 95 detached and semi-detached houses, of tiled construction, built about 1938.   They are characterised by their lattice windows, (which have since had insulation added, today it also has insulation against noise because of the military flying), and the wood panelled end-gables.

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesThe plots are big, some with trees, and they give the estate the feeling of being in the middle of the woods.

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesAlso in the area are 18 garages

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesOne can see more in the attached photographs.

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1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesMost of the houses have a cellar.   Their size and equipment are shown in the detailed lists on pages 12 to 14.

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytes88 of the 95 units are rented at the moment.   Their annual basic rent is currently about €390/£265, an average of €3.35/£2.28 per square metre per month (see details).

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesThe ground area of the estate plots are in the Schortens Land Registry (Grundbuch), page 13,528, and total 80,807 sq. mtrs and consists of the following plots, Plot 9, Schortens area:

Plot 391/35 of 34,088 sq mtrs
Plot 391/43 of 18,489 sq mtrs
Plot 391/47 of 28,230 sq mtrs

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesIn addition, the following plots 391/44 of 5,478 sq mtrs and 391/ of 7,413sq mtrs are also for sale.
They extend the estate in a southerly direction by 93,698 sq mtrs.

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesIncluded in the area is an empty school and library, which could be cleared to make way for a new building.
The comparative sales value of other area in Schortens is €65/£44.20 per sq mtr.

Planning Situation

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesThey are no plans to change any of the zoning regulations.   Permission to build on the empty plots will be in accordance with Regulation § 34 BauGB.   New buildings on plots 391/44 and 391/5 have to abide by an overall building plan for the area.


1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesThe streets and utility services were renovated in the 80's and were then given to the Town of Schortens.
ll utility services are available.   There is no need for extra costs as all utility services are there.

The waste water, (foul and rain water), from the 30's are still owned by the Government and will need renovating in the next few years due to their age.

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesAn estimate of the cost of this renovation has been made by the expert opinion of Engineering Firm Nordwest

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from Bremen and is €750,000/£510,000.   This estimate given to the Town of Schortens is available for examination.

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesThere is a further problem that the drainage has not been built under the roads and to correct this would cots about €1,000,000/£680,000.   These costs are based on estimates made by the Engineering firm Nordwest Ltd in 2006.

Legal Notices

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesThe Government will accept only bids for the whole estate not for separate parts.

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesThe estate has "Listed Building" status.   The visual tone of the estate must not be altered.   Additions in the form of ornamentation or building extensions to the houses or garages will not be allowed.

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesThe attractiveness of the estate has not been reduced, in spite of it being in the Noise Abatement Zone II because of the military flying.   The flying has been heavily reduced with the departure of the Fighter-Bomber Wing No. 38 in May 2004 and the move of the flying training to Wittmundhafen.   The airfield at Upjever is used only for maintenance and dismantling Luftwaffe aircraft.   Upjever acts as a diversion airfield for Wittmundhafen and therefore needs more firemen and air traffic controllers.   In addition, the German Air Force Regiment Battalion has been increased in size to a Regiment so the numbers of personnel on the base has not fallen significantly in spite of the departure of the 38th Fighter-Bomber Wing.

General Information

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesWhilst this package has been assembled with utmost care and attention its contents cannot be guaranteed free of mistakes, this includes the plans.  The given dates are not guaranteed as complete.

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1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesThe Government Buildings Department retains the right to decide:
1px-trans.gif, 43 bytes· if,

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytes· when

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytes· to whom

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytes· under what conditions

the sale of the real estate will take place.

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesYour personal details will only be used exclusively for the sale of these items.

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesEstate Agents are not involved in this offer.

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesIt is expressly pointed out that this offer is not binding on selling the item.   This procedure is not the same as the VOB or the VOL procedures.    This offer is not to be interpreted as a "Bill of Sale".

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesPlease send your bid labelled "Kaufangebot für die Wohnedung in Upjever - MDVK.110371.3010

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesbefore 10 May 2007 to

1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesBundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben
1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesVerkaufsteam Oldenburg
1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesAdalbertstraße 18
1px-trans.gif, 43 bytes26382 Wilhelmshaven

Submit your bid without conditions.


A viewing of the estate by potential buyers is possible by telephoning to arrange an appointment.

Aerial photograph
3 pages of pictures
Area map Street plan List of House Information

gafpic623.jpg, 76623 bytes Aerial Photograph of Married Quarters Area (Sale area marked in yellow).
The Athletics Track is at the top left and the Camp Gates at the bottom right.

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Key to House Numbers.

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gafpic627.jpg, 58438 bytes Map of Married Quarters Area and part of the Camp.

<Couldn't open file> Map Showing Jever in Relation to Wilhelmshaven, Bremen and Hanover.

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gafpic631.jpg, 49910 bytes Details About Each Quarter.   (Thanks to Marcus Christ).

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