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Germany's Bundestag

Deutscher Bundestag / Anke Jacob

Germany’s money laundering laws affecting real estate deals are being tightened yet again: in the case of deficient transparency, notaries will be required to decline notarisation instructions under certain circumstances. Read more

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Christian Schede, managing shareholder of law firm Greenberg Traurig Germany and chair of the firm's German Real Estate Sector Group

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It has been a long time coming but the German government has finally given the green light to a new Grundsteuer, or land tax law, just weeks before the end of year deadline. Read more

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Grunderwerbssteuer

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Germany’s Federal Cabinet has adopted the law on property tax - orGrundsteuer- reform by ‘circulation procedure’, paving the way for a discussion in the Bundestagthis week. Read more

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Mietpreisbremse

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Germany’s much-maligned Mietpreisbremse, or rental price brake law, is unlikely to survive Germany’s still to be determined new coalition government in its present form, real estate experts have told REFIRE, in light of the tumultuous federal... Read more

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With all the macro-economic talk surrounding Brexit and the doomsday scenarios being painted by each side's proponents, it's never long before parallels with marriage and divorce are being drawn by anyone giving a speech on the subject. Now all... Read more

Opinion

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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Germany's Bundestag

Deutscher Bundestag / Anke Jacob

Germany’s Bundestag (Lower House) finally approved a series of controversial measures designed to reform the residential tenancy laws, in what has long been described by its proponents as an attempt to re-balance the power relationship... Read more

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