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Rent in Berlin : Sure own company, living in the country

is of which want to stay in one of the six state-owned housing companies. But why is this so, and this is true even if the country buys privatized housing stock back? Yes, because the country's own companies are more stringent social regulation than private companies. The a track of a social rent policy – to the business model of the other is to lift up the "hidden reserves" of a housing stock and this is in the scope for rent increases. Because the value of a company is measured by its rental income.

tenants in the private holdings must also expect higher allocations in the case of modernizations. Deutsche Wohnen also requires repeated rent increases beyond the limits of the "mietspiegel" and had sued to enforce them against a tenant. The country's own companies. A difference is that households with little income better chances to get an apartment from the GSW portfolio would have, if this rekommunali would be magnetized. Because state-owned companies need to fixed shares of their apartments, and not only of the subsidised social housing – low-income rent.

average net cold rent below the rent index

Since entering the service of Katrin Lompscher (Left) as Senator for urban development and Housing and about a year ago, the socio-political regulations were tightened even more. These apply to almost 310 000 homes in the country own company Degewo, Gesobau, Gewobag, Howoge, the city and the country, as well as WBM. And that is also a reason that the average net cold rent in the portfolio in the year 2017, at 5.91 euros per square meter, which is below the average value according to the Rent index for 2017 (6.47 euros).

in Spite of the restraint in rent increases, the country companies have millions in profits. The largest of the six state-owned companies, the Degewo, has taken in the past year, almost 170 million euros. The Senate adopts the company is becoming stronger in the obligation, by calling for massive investment in the construction of new homes, as well as the purchase of stocks. Thus, the number of municipal dwellings will rise by the year 2021 360 000, according to the policy default – 30 000 of them through new construction.

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The sharp rise in construction costs order are not immune to these companies, which provoked the least controversy between the Senate and of the company: To Finance the cost of a rent of around twelve euros per square metre, is needed, too much for most Berliners.

the aim of the "socially acceptable Rent"

This is a gap that the Senate wants to close it, by transferring state-owned land free of charge to the own company and to subsidise in this way, the award of more expensive apartments cheap Rent. This is necessary because the state-owned companies have been awarded since July last year, every second newly built housing to households with low income. To comes, who gets a residential certificate of eligibility. On this, every Second, due to the low salaries in Berlin. In addition, the company will rent the other half of the apartments for less than ten euros per square metre.

Similar to the requirements of the Senate in the on the market acquired apartments: the Rent in a house about 6.50 euros per square meter of net, then the country's own companies have to rent any vacant apartment in the property for a maximum of 6.50 euros per square meter, far below market rent – no Private subject to such regulations.

state-owned companies: "We can't go on forever"

Not only new homes, but also their inventory must use the Local, the increase in Rents to slow down: A maximum of two percent in the year, granted to them by the Senate. And if you modernize apartments, may kill the company only six instead of the legally allowed eight per cent, on the rent. And that was only if the new rent exceeds the otherwise Customary to not more than ten percent.

all This and more has established the Senate with his company in a "cooperation agreement", with the aim of achieving a "socially acceptable Rent" in urban real estate. This includes, for example, that "in cases of hardship," the rent is 30 percent of net household income does not exceed.

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Deutsche Wohnen Berlin Senate, is behind a buy-back of flats

Ulrich Zawatka-Gerlach

"Social management and social housing policy" announced Lompscher your requirements. With the country's own companies squeaked under the load of the tasks: "We can't go on forever," said her spokesman, Jörg Franzen, Recently. At the latest, in two years, the building had used up the reserves in the inventory as well as the Land transferred land. Finance Senator Matthias Kollatz (SPD) was the Transfer of further millions in views.

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