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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

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. READ  

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

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. READ  

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

Cabinet agrees cap on city rent rises

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. READ  

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

Berlin struggles to sell former Goebbels villa

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. READ  

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

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. READ  

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In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
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In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week

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. READ  

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

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. READ  

Berlin to ban luxury flat renovations
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Berlin to ban luxury flat renovations

Berlin politicians want to ban investors snapping up rental properties in high-demand areas, renovating them and selling them on at inflated prices. READ  

BMW builds hotel for its Munich workers
An artist's impression of the hotel. Photo: Strabag Real Estate GmbH

BMW builds hotel for its Munich workers

Munich is the most expensive place to live in Germany and with rents on the rise, BMW, one of the city’s biggest employers, has decided to build a hotel to house its workers. READ  

A third of renters can afford own home
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A third of renters can afford own home

Germany is known for being a country of renters rather than homeowners, but a third of tenants could afford their own property, according to research released on Wednesday. READ  

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