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John's landlord just upped his rent. What are his options – besides murder, that is? more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion 2 Comments

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The district associated with Ku’damm bling and Savignyplatz bohème is also home to some of Berlin’s most affordable working-class neighbourhoods... but not for long. We talked to Charlottenburgers who are fighting big money to stay in their Kiez. more

Oct 2, 2017 1:55 PM Zeitgeist

Berlin’s had a ban on short-term sublets for a year now – but the likes of Airbnb and Wimdu are still bursting with holiday rentals. How come? more

May 2, 2017 11:00 AM Start-ups

John's Hausverwaltung may be illegally charging him more money for a relatively common practice among tenants here. And, with regret, he's just going to let it happen... more

Nov 15, 2016 12:00 PM Opinion 3 Comments

Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin. Write to hanstorsten@exberliner.com. more

Sep 1, 2016 11:00 AM Features

Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin. Write to hanstorsten@exberliner.com. more

Jul 1, 2016 10:00 AM Features

Berlin housing woes? Experimentdays returns to champion innovative, low-cost living ideas. From May 26-Jun 3 they’ll offer a week of talks, tours and workshops around the city highlighting alternative housing solutions. more

May 23, 2016 12:30 PM Insider Tips

Berlin is supposed to be one of the best cities for protecting tenants' rights. But all the laws that do that – rent caps and Milieuschutz – are just bits of extra bureaucracy for property investors to work through. more

May 9, 2016 11:30 AM Opinion 1 Comments

Yes, we have a Mietbremse (rental price limit) and a Wohnraumversorgungsgesetz (giving tenants some financial help in specific cases) but rent prices are still rising. What gives? Gris explores. more

Jan 29, 2016 1:00 PM Opinion

The flood of refugees into Berlin has forced the city to do something about the housing shortage. more

Sep 16, 2015 3:30 PM Opinion 1 Comments

Can you feel the heat? Summer's here, and so is our July/August special – a supersized edition full of tips, tricks and a short fiction fix. Plus an interview with Germany's hottest expat novelist, subletting tales and more. On newsstands now! more

Jun 30, 2015 1:00 PM Features

Angela Merkel's new rent cap ain't that great. We should be demanding a lot more. more

Sep 26, 2014 11:30 AM Opinion 10 Comments

Mossy is back with an epic two-parter. If her tale of cohabitation woes don't serve as a warning of what not to do in the chaotic dating Berlin landscape, then nothing will. Stay tuned Thursday for part two. more

Aug 26, 2014 2:40 PM Opinion 3 Comments

Think finding a flat is hard? Try it as an unemployed welfare recipient. For Berlin’s most vulnerable residents, the housing shortage is becoming a homeless crisis. People in Germany's Hartz-IV system are facing the streets. more

Mar 3, 2014 2:20 PM Zeitgeist

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