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Deutsche Wohnen : Rents and revolution cravings

that The Left is massively supported the idea to nationalize large real-estate companies in Berlin, using a referendum, although getting used to, but politically it was a nice Signal is seen. In the capital, 85 percent of the people live, finally for rent, and housing costs have doubled in the past ten years. Statutory Rent control, municipal right of pre-emption and the sluggish new housing construction have so far not contributed to a measurable impact on the upward Trend, at least a little cushion.

You could also say: government rent policy has in a time when Blackrock and other giants of the global assets you have purchased-procurement has also long been active in the German real estate corporations, only symbolic value. Not to mention the oligarchs and Drug kingpins, the put their billions in the land of the metropolises. The more you thought, the revolutionary, the own attitude is.

Everyone has the right to adequate housing

So: Why don't those companies socialize for an apartment is not a part of the public services of General interest, but first and foremost, a return object? Legally, the article 14 of the basic law is quite an effective lever to bring the petrified relationships to Dance. Every person has the right to adequate housing in the Constitution of Berlin. You can keep the lyrics or take it seriously.

anyone Who takes it seriously needs to do something, the effect shows. Whether a people would have the inventory decision for the expropriation of Deutsche Wohnen, Vonovia and co., even if he was in Berlin, successfully, before the civil and constitutional courts, and currently knows no one. Because it is a in the (west-)German post-war life history of a single intervention in the private economy. And it may be justifiably doubted that the cost of such expropriation could be carried by the Land of Berlin.

A referendum could be the discussion heating up

After all, it would be in the case of a compensation of the companies in a two-digit billion amounts. And the expected legal disputes would take up to a judgment in the last instance, for many years. But even then, if the attempt fails, can fuel such a referendum, the discussion about a socially just housing and rent policy vigorously – and to lead to ideas that are workable. In the right direction, anyway. Berlin needs a strong municipal housing economy, neighbouring Vienna, a shining example. To get there, would have to be doubled of the public housing stock (currently 320 000) at least.

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