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Dr. Andreas Mattner

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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Housing market

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The latest monthly report from the Bundesbank deals with housing prices outside the biggest German cities, and concludes that while price rises have slowed in the big cities, they have been gathering pace in urban hinterlands. Read more

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Dr. Andreas Mattner

Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (ZIA)

The German government is loosening its immigration laws to make it easier for highly-skilled vocational workers outside the EU to work in Germany - including in the real estate sector - in a move designed to address Germany’s burgeoning skills... Read more

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Jürgen Michael Schick - IVD

Immobilienverband Deutschland IVD

Germany has seen the number of building permits issued fall for the first time in ten years, while the construction industry is heading towards a dip towards the end of the year, according to statistics published by German official sources. Read more

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Dr. Andreas Mattner

Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (ZIA)

Figures released earlier this month by Germany's Federal Statistics Office show that revenues in Germany's construction industry rose in the first 10 month of 2017 with order books remaining high, fuelling hopes that Germany's broad-based economic... Read more

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Dr. Andreas Mattner

Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (ZIA)

As Germany’s coalition partners the SPD and the CDU/CSU union look set to finally agree on a new programme for government, there may finally be some movement in attempts to address the issue of share deals when buying property. Read more

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Friedemann Weck - ADO Properties

Friedemann Weck - ADO Properties

Berlin’s Landgericht, or District Court, has taken Germany’s Mietpreisbremse to the Bundesverfassungsgericht (the Federal Constitutional Court) this month, marking the latest step in a protracted battle to have Germany’s much-maligned rental brake... 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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Andreas Ibel - BFW

BFW

Residential building permits issued in Germany fell by 7.3% in the first six months, in a sign that the construction sector is heading for a slowdown in the second half of 2017. Read more

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Dr. Andreas Mattner

Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (ZIA)

The leading German lobbying association for the real estate industry, ZIA Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss wasted little time in issuing its assessment of what voters had expressed in the federal elections on 21st September, which saw Angela Merkel... Read more

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German housing construction

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There are numerous opponents in Germany of the threatened political measures to introduce a system of rent-capping to prevent ‘unscrupulous’ landlords from driving through rent increases. The solution, opponents insist, is to allow more... Read more

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Berlin at night

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We reported some weeks ago in REFIRE that the German authorities were shocked to discover that they had miscalculated when processing the results of the 2011 census, which led to overstating the human population of the country by 1.5m residents... Read more

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Housing figures

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The German Tenants Association has been issuing dire warnings about the looming housing crisis in Germany, while new figures released by the federal statistics office show a different housing picture than had been previously understood. Read more

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Dr. Andreas Mattner

Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (ZIA)

REFIRE recently published an interview with the CEO of German property industry lobbying group ZIA, Dr. Andreas Mattner. Part of that interview covered areas of common interest where the German lobby seeks closer collaboration with European-level... Read more

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