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Dr. Wulff Aengevelt

MIPIM Cannes

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This year's MIPIM saw Germany again confirming its position as Europe's most attractive investment market, across most asset categories and geographically, across it’s A-, B-, and even smaller urban and regional markets. Prices have risen since... Read more

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No self-respecting German real estate conference of the past ten years has failed to address the problem of German demographics. The argument has been well-rehearsed, to the point of tedium. A nation of 80 million inhabitants is simply not... Read more

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Düsseldorf

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Following hot on the heels of the state of Hesse, which precipitated a rush on the available notaries in the state when it raised its acquisition transfer tax (Grunderwerbsteuer) prematurely in August, North Rhine Westphalia has now also announced... Read more

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Grunderwerbssteuer

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The applicable rate of property transfer tax, or Grunderwerbsteuer, a sort of stamp duty payable on the purchase of property in Germany, has been rising steadily in Germany over the past six years, a subject on which we have often reported in REFIRE. 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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Dr. Wulff Aengevelt

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In a recent issue of REFIRE we published a list of the key changes to the tenancy law recently signed off on by the German Bundestag (lower house of parliament), and what effects this will likely have on tenants and landlords alike. Read more

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