The number of tenancy processes is decreased according to the German Mieterbunds to the lowest level since the reunification. The tenant and the landlord met in the past year, therefore, in 226.933 cases to court each other. The were about 20,000 less than in 2016.

Since 1996, the number of tenancy processes fell by a good third, as the Association announced. The tenants ‘ Association sees a reason in the legal advice offered by the tenant clubs. As in the previous year, in 2017, around 1.1 million people, the Council sought there. Again, 97 percent of the cases could be resolved out of court.

owner quota increased

Since the 1990s, but also an increase in the owner’s quota. This means that more people are living in your own four walls. Thus, rent control are excluded. 2014 lived, according to official Figures, around 46 per cent of the German owned, 1998, there have been approximately 41 percent. Tenants ‘ associations also explain that tenancy reforms and the numerous judgments of the Federal court of justice defuses a lot of issues.

In consulting it is according to the tenants ‘ Association in every third case, the settlement costs about half as often to housing defects . Already in third place, the rent led nationwide with approximately 12%, nearly one in eight clients in the legal advice. Five years earlier the proportion was still about seven percent.

“Here, developments on the housing markets are reflected with sharply rising Rents,” said the tenants ‘ Association. In the big cities of the defects, and rent increases are according to statistics more frequently an issue than the nationwide average.


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