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Actual topics within Germanys housing policy

id eres2015_16
authors Sotelo, Ramón
year 2015
title Actual topics within Germanys housing policy
source 22nd Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Istanbul, Turkey
summary During the electoral campaign for the general elections held on 22nd September 2013 the lobby group representing the tenants proposed a rent regulation in the housing sector concerning also new contracts for existing housing beyond social housing. This proposal was immediately included into their political agenda by the social democrats (SPD) and very shortly afterwards also taken as a position by chancellor Merkel as leader of the Cristian Democratic Party (SPD), although many doubts were expressed within her own party. Only the liberal party opposed to any type of rent control, but did in the end not enter parliament. After elections a coalition between the Social Democrats and the Cristian Democratic Parties was established and the implementation of the rent control fixed. This paper analyses the political reasons for the behavior of Angela Merkel, looks at the expected results from this rent control concerning the allocation of flats, the proportion of home-ownership, the ongoing segregation within cities, and the future construction of new housing.
keywords Housing policy , Rent regulation , Germany
series ERES:conference
type paper session
discussion No discussions. Post discussion ...
session Tax and Legal Issues in Real Estate
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