Berlin moves to freeze rent for 5 years as prices soar

Social Democrats also want to bring such a cap to the national level.

BERLIN — Berlin’s left-wing city government is set to freeze rents for the next five years as housing costs in the German capital continue to rise.

  • Judith Mischke
  • Politico

The Senate, the city’s executive body, agreed Tuesday on the framework of a draft law which includes a temporary freeze on rents in Berlin for five years starting January 2020.

The cap could apply to 1.5 million apartments, according to the city’s housing department, but will exclude social housing or new…

Berlin’s housing costs

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