With the current situation on the housing market, it seems sensible for tenants to try to establish a good relationship with their landlord. But what to do if you feel like you’ve been ripped off? Many shy away from a lawsuit that massively tarnishes the relationship. Stefan W. from Hamburg was not one of them.
Even if it sometimes seems so – rents must not simply rise into the abyss. The rental price brake has been in place since 2015, which is taking effect in many cities and communities with a tight housing market; In the coalition agreement, the traffic light parties decided to continue using the tool until 2029. Only Saxony-Anhalt and Saarland have not introduced such a brake, Schleswig-Holstein abolished it again in 2019.
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