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Civey-survey for the daily mirror : majority of Berlin for the expropriation of large landlords

A petition for the expropriation of the German Housing and other real estate companies in Berlin, and is scheduled to start in the spring with a collection of signatures, is supported by the people of Berlin by a majority. 54.8 percent of the population think it is right, "that there are efforts to expropriate large landlords in return for compensation". A representative survey of the Institute Civey on behalf of the daily mirror revealed.

Particularly great sympathy with the Initiative, the voters of the Berlin coalition parties of the Left, the SPD and the Green. In the East of the city, the approval is higher than in the West. Of students and pensioners, people with often tight budgets, supported the expropriation action. The same is true for the population in the densely populated urban areas.

two months Ago, the Initiative "Deutsche Wohnen & Co expropriate had submitted" their proposal for a "socialization of law", the Senate interior administration, which is for people's desire to be responsible. The authority is now required, a cost estimate for the required expropriation of all private housing companies that have a minimum of 3000 dwellings.

Once this estimate is available, it can start the collection of a minimum of 20,000 signatures – as the first stage of a referendum. "At the beginning of April, we want to start," said a spokesman for the Initiative, Rouzbeh Taheri, the daily mirror. In the case of a successful outcome of the referendum could be held within the next two years.

This must not be together with the next Bundestag or the house of representatives election, said Taheri. "We also expect that with a high mobilisation of the population of Berlin." With trade unions and political parties is soon to be the conversation sought. So far, the national Association of the Left supports the desire of the people. But also in the case of the social Democrats and the Greens, there are many sympathizers.

in praise of red-Red-Green Initiative

SPD-urban development expert Daniel Buchholz, the aim of the Initiative supports, "to prevent also with legal means, the speculation in housing". Priority but the new construction be affordable housing, the application of the environment protection and pre-emption rights, as well as a stronger tenant protection at the Federal level.

in the opinion of the Green parliamentary group boss Antje Kapek pushes the people to desire an important debate, making it clear that the tenancy law offer little protection against speculation. "Above all, we must but finally the influence and Design of the Berlin housing market recover," said Kapek to the daily mirror. For this reason the Senate should not wait to desire to be a people. Ten years ago, such an act of expropriation debate would not have been possible, said the Head of the left party, Carola Bluhm. "However, rising housing costs and displacement are now the biggest concern of the people of Berlin."

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