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The 30 most popular German cities among young adults

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CIMA study: These are the 10 most attractive city centres

Shopping, culture, going out: city centres are full of life. Hamburg has got a lot to offer in this respect. Such is the information provided by at least one current cima study, which was based on the representative study conducted…

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Is it legal to calculate heating costs based on consumption for properties with a high vacancy rate?

If most of the flats in a building are empty and heating is calculated on overall consumption, tenants can be hit with an expensive bill. Recently, the Federal Court of Justice (FJC) oversaw a case where they had to decide…

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Study: By 2020, we will need 2,470,000 new homes

Due to the refugee crisis, the housing shortage in Germany could be much greater than originally thought. By 2020, approximately 494,000 homes will have to be built annually, totalling to nearly 2.5 million units. This is the result of a…

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Termination due to rental debt despite involuntary financial difficulties

A property owner may immediately terminate a lease of the tenant who is entitled to social welfare even if fault lies with a job centre that has not paid the tenant’s rent. That was the decision of the Federal Court…

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Lease agreement: Renovations when moving out often result in dispute

Painting, small repairs, wallpapering: this requires not only hardworking handymen, but also calls for the involvement of the court. There are usually clauses regarding cosmetic repairs in the lease. However, departing tenants who neglect the need for renovation works repeatedly…

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Rising real estate prices due to high percentage of university graduates

Investors and asset managers first of all pay attention to the appreciation potential of a property before buying. In addition to demographics and many other common metrics, they should also take into consideration another factor: the percentage of university graduates.…

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Rental price reform: 4 errors and what they mean for investors

The planned rental price reform will further curb rental prices in Germany's major cities. A study conducted by Steinbeis University in Berlin shows that the arguments of the policymakers in favour of the rental price reform are incorrect, as well…

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Eviction due to refusal of entry

Restoration work is essential in order to raise, or at least maintain, the value of residential real estate. If access to the home is necessary for modernisation, the property owner has to rely on the cooperation of the tenant. This…

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Falsified Rent Arrears Freedom Certificates: These Are the Consequences

A certificate from a previous owner is an effective means of verification that protects property owners from rental nomads and tenants with a low credit rating. Tenants thereby provide proof of the previous property owner’s confirmation that they always paid…

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