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 The Best of Berlin

Konrad Werner: Berlin is screwing its renters

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 The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Seymour Gris: Reining in the landlords

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 The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: Refugees and the Berlin housing crisis

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

Sep 16, 2015 3:30 PM The Berlin Blog 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

Konrad Werner: Stop being so grateful for the Mietbremse

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

Sep 26, 2014 11:30 AM The Berlin Blog 10 Comments

Mossy Brackets: Why you don't fuck your flatmate: Part I

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 The Berlin Blog 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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