rent caps

In the German papers this week: Berlin will burn, rents will freeze, the city – particularly Köpenick – gets taken over by musicians and more... Read more

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A weekly round-up of news that piqued our interest or made us scratch our heads. Read more


Exberliner investigates one of Berlin's most pressing issues: housing. From exploding rents to the companies cashing in on the student housing crisis; from former squatters fighting over property to alternative house sharing options. Out now! Read more

In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond. THIS WEEK: All June's rain, a car-free summer on Friedrichstraße, the backlash to the proposed rent freeze and more... Read more

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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. Read more


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

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

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