Politics

Rent Freeze #1: The Experiment

PODCAST! The world is watching Berlin as the biggest experiment in city housing policy begins. Rent Freeze, a podcast series by Radio Spätkauf, explains everything you need to know about the Mietendeckel.

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What happens when a city of 3.7 million people freezes rent increases for five years? No other city has tried an experiment on this scale before. The world is watching Berlin.

Rent Freeze is a podcast series by Radio Spätkauf Berlin about the city’s rental revolution. Join Joel Dullroy and Maisie Hitchcock as they explain everything you need to know about Berlin’s rent freeze, speak to supporters and critics and follow the consequences – intended and unintended.