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Jürgen Michael Schick - IVD

Immobilienverband Deutschland IVD

Germany's ruling coalition government in Berlin has brought in two significant changes to the domestic residential housing market in this legislation period. The first was the Mietpreisbremse, or rental cap, which limits the amount a landlord can... Read more

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Mietpreisbremse

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Investors in German residential housing need to be aware of potentially very significant changes to the tenancy laws that are making their way through Berlin's Ministry of Justice and headed for ratification by Germany's Bundestag. Read more

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Jürgen Michael Schick - IVD

Immobilienverband Deutschland IVD

The law on rental commissions in Germany changed fundamentally on June 1st with the introduction of the “Bestellerprinzip”, or agency principle – in other words, he who orders, pays. Read more

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Mietpreisbremse

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Germany’s upper house, the Bundesrat, approved the introduction of the Mietpreisbremse, or rental cap, and an additional law – the Bestellerprinzip, or “he who orders, pays” - designed to alter the manner in which commission on real estate... Read more

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Broker commission

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In the long-running battle in Germany to determine who should pay brokers’ commission when a property is leased or sold, the arguments have reached the upper levels of German politics, where they look like they could be stuck for a while. A draft... Read more

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