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Property of the Week: May 22nd
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Property of the Week: May 22nd

May 22, 2015

Modern and sophisticated: This week’s property combines classic architecture with chic furnishings to create an elegant and luxurious living experience.

Landlord 'right' to expel tenant over insults

Landlord 'right' to expel tenant over insults

May 11, 2015

A court in Munich has decided that a landlord acted within the law when he threw out his tenants over a barrage of insults.

Eviction doesn't scare Berlin Airbnb hosts
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Eviction doesn't scare Berlin Airbnb hosts

February 19, 2015

Airbnb users in Berlin told The Local that they wouldn't be put off the service, despite a court deciding that landlords could evict tenants who use it to sublet their apartments.

Tenant must pay for shirking paint duties
This is the moment when tenants should ask themselves how much their wacky colour scheme could cost. Photo: DPA

Tenant must pay for shirking paint duties

November 07, 2014

A tenant must pay more than €3,000 for failing to follow German etiquette and repaint the walls of his apartment white after moving out, a Munich court has ruled.

Germany's estate agents plan strike action
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Germany's estate agents plan strike action

October 31, 2014

First it was the pilots, then train drivers - now Germany's real estate agents are threatening to go on strike. But their call to arms has been met with sneers rather than sympathy.

Cabinet agrees cap on city rent rises
Apartments in Leipzig. Photo: DPA

Cabinet agrees cap on city rent rises

October 01, 2014

Germany's cabinet agreed on Wednesday to cap ballooning property rents in high-demand urban neighbourhoods in a law set to come into force early next year.

Berlin struggles to sell former Goebbels villa
The Haus am Bogensee. Photo: DPA

Berlin struggles to sell former Goebbels villa

August 28, 2014

After two failed attempts, Berlin is trying again to sell the sprawling estate and villa once known as Joseph Goebbels' illicit love nest, but so far, nobody's buying.

Berlin's most expensive flat sells for €5.7 million
Berlin's Gendarmenmarkt is one of the most luxurious addresses in the city. Photo: DPA

Berlin's most expensive flat sells for €5.7 million

August 28, 2014

A Berlin property firm has set a city-wide record for the most expensive apartment sold, closing a deal for €5.7 million on a centrally-located penthouse.

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In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week

August 12, 2014

Fancy living somewhere that's luxurious but child-friendly and close to the buzz of the city, but in a tranquil setting? Step into this week's property of the week.

Planning minister: Build 250,000 homes a year
Building land for sale in Schleswig-Holstein. Photo: DPA

Planning minister: Build 250,000 homes a year

July 11, 2014

Planning Minister Barbara Hendricks on Thursday called for Germany to build 250,000 new homes a year to cope with housing shortages in its major cities.

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