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Housing shortage in Berlin : Scheduled rent cover meets mixed response

hire The reactions to the decision of the Berlin SPD, a lid in the capital to introduce, range from total rejection to complete the consent. At the party Congress on Saturday, the social Democrats have their plan, the Rent with respect of eligible dwellings with a temporary stop, freeze, decided. Where "soon" is relative. The SPD wants to introduce the Whole "before the election in the fall of 2021" to gain air, until the Situation was relaxed by the new building and the local purchase of apartments.

A working group. next steps

A rent cover should go so properly no one actually knows how to do that, to clarify "We have established a working group with representatives of the various Senate administrations, such as the economy, Finance and home Affairs, to advise on the basic features of a state law to hire the lid and also ever met," said the spokeswoman for the Senate administration for urban development, Katrin Dietl, on Sunday the daily mirror.

Somewhat aloof from the Association of Berlin reacts-Brandenburg housing companies (BBU). "We can't comment on that, as long as there is no concrete information," says BBU spokesman David Eberhart: "it is clear that the core of the problem, namely the lack of apartments, is not eliminated. Only new construction will help.“

"Private owners are already insecure strong"

The BBU would also always ensure that the supposedly high rates of increase in rents on very low rent in Berlin and on the so-called rents in the real estate portals based. "There is only about a third of our members are inserted, for example," says Eberhart. This also distorted the rent increases came about to the top.

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order "Haus & Grund Berlin", the Association of Berlin house and property owner organisations, rejects a rent from ceiling vehemently. The undifferentiated demand will amplify the investment-hostile climate in the city and have already led to considerable uncertainty among private owners“, - stated in a press release.

the aim of rent cover should keep it, "the average net cold rent for about 6 to 7 euros," had called for, among other things, the SPD Bundestag Deputy and group Vice-chair Eva Högl in the daily mirror. To apply the Rent cap for all housing in the downtown area, where the Rent in Altverträgen are an average of 7 to 8 Euro in new contracts in 9 to 11 Euro.

The legal opinion, are inconsistent

Legal opinions are already available – and how so often they are contradictory. In the Berlin CDU to doubt that the Rent cap is legally possible, said her spokesman on economic policy, Christian Gräff. His party colleague and urban development policy spokesman in the house of deputies, Stefan Evers, formulated it even more sharply: "I think that is a dangerous kind of political populism, which arouses many people's hopes, which can then be redeemed."

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The green and the apartment politically as a Hardliner well-known Baustadtrat of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Florian Schmidt, however, is sure that a Rent cap is from a legal point of view, to implement. He points, as well as the group Chairman of the Greens, Antje Kapek, but also to the fact that this can only be a measure. It may lead to an increased conversion from rental into condominiums, so it would also support measures at the Federal level.

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