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Against a background of increased housing pressure across Germany, the extension of the review period for the calculation of local comparable residential rents (the Mietspiegel) has been attracting heavy criticism of the proposed reform measures. Read more


Rolf Buch - Vonovia

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Germany’s largest residential landlord Vonovia has sharply criticized the leaked plans of the Berlin Senate to impose a rental upper limit within its planned rent ceiling legislation. Read more


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The news this week that Caterpillar, often viewed as a bellwether industrial group, reported a sharp slow down in sales in China will have been widely noted in Germany, many of whose leading exporters will shortly be perusing their own results for... Read more



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German cities are becoming too expensive for many investors, in a sign that they are not prepared to pay absolutely any price for prime assets, according to PwC’s ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2019’ report, published this month. Read more


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Germany’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the country’s Grundsteuer(land tax) is obsolete, it announced earlier this month, paving the way for a much-needed shake-up in the market. Read more



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Germany’s Christian Democratic Union and the centre-left Social Democrats have reached an agreement regarding the terms of a coalition deal, in a move that will boost stability in the market, Dr. Esfandiar Khorrami, a partner at law firm... Read more



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Housing subsidies need to become ‘fit for the future‘, particularly given that the number of people dependant on them is on the rise, according to Germany’s Federal Statistical Office this month. Read more


Immobilienwirtschaft 2016

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The issue of Germany's housing shortage in the country's largest cities was much discussed at the recent annual Handelsblatt Immobilientagung in Hamburg. Delegates were unanimous that only a broader building programme had any hope of providing a... Read more



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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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The German government passed into draft law this week the infamous Mietpreisbremse, or rental cap on residential rent increases, while at the same time introducing a change to the time-honoured German system of nearly always having the tenant or... Read more