German Tenants Association

Affordable Housing

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Affordable housing – or, rather, the lack of it – will be ‘one of the “Top 5” election topics’ as Germany’s federal elections draw closer, according to Dr. Ronald Rast, co-ordinator of Germany’s new ‘Stimuli for Housing’ campaign. Read more


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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Now that the political squabbling over the coalition agreement between the SPD and Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU alliance has been settled (for now), the responsible ministers are now tackling the legislation for introducing the Mietpreisbremse, or ‘rental Read more


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


The issue of who should pay brokers’ commission fees for residential lease transactions has long been a vexing question in Germany – but any real attempts to try to change the status quo have always failed. The incoming tenant ends up picking up... Read more