Red Flag: The Mietendeckel is out, but the fight continues

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Mietendeckel was “popular“

So would cheaper beer, electricity and food. How can anyone expect to live in a large West European city for €6 p2m? Who do you want to subsidise you rent - the city or private landlords? This could have been written by Rik from the Young Ones

Bernd 217 days ago

The Mietendeckel helped new Berliners, not old Berliners

What the Mietendeckel did was force rents back to their market level of ten years ago (i.e. what a new tenant arriving in Berlin would have paid). The beneficiaries of this measure are therefore all the people who have arrived in Berlin in the past ten years. And the more recently they arrived, the more money the Mietendeckel put back in their pockets. These new Berliners knew full well what market rents were at the time of their arrival, and yet they chose to come, and add to the housing shortage. Issues of constitutionality aside, why exactly should they now get a big rent discount courtesy of the Mietendeckel?

Zam 218 days ago

Simply unconstitutional

Half of the judges are affiliated with left-leaning parties, 3 for SPD and 1 for Greens. Yet the decision was unanimous all decided together it was unconstitutional. This isn't political, this is simply the incompetence of the Berlin Senate on display. Elect clowns and you get a circus.

Franz 219 days ago

This article is pure popularism

The amount of falsehoods in this so called article are shocking. This type of far left propaganda is just as bad from the far right.

Normal Berliner 219 days ago

Missing the point

"two of the judges who ruled against the Mietendeckel, are a former CDU politicians". What political party judges belong to and what they do in their free time isn't really the issue here. This law was unconstitutional and the court really didn't have a choice but to uphold the law. And as you pointed out the judges who were not members of the party held the same legal opinion. So Berlin can lobby on a federal level and convince the other states that a similar law is a good idea.

I think the bigger issues is transparency laws for who is buying up property in Berlin and where did the money come from. If you are serious about controlling costs you have to get serious about reducing speculation and shady characters from buying and managing property. From dictators, oligarchs, organized crime, to companies with no attributable people in tax havens plenty of articles (Der Tagesspiegel/Correctiv) have been published about this. But the politicians and that includes the SPD/Green/Linke have done nothing about it. Trace the money and if it can't be proven were it came from than the city can take control of those properties as it's most likely from organized crime or ill gotten gains. That would actually have an impact.

Hodor 219 days ago

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