‘Stressed and depressed’: How Berlin’s rent cap fiasco has affected foreign tenants

‘Stressed and depressed’: How Berlin’s rent cap fiasco has affected foreign tenants

Tens of thousands of people in Berlin were hit with huge rent hikes and thousands of euros in arrears when the city’s rent cap fell through. Many of those affected were foreigners. Here are some of the experiences of those affected. 

‘Extraordinary situation’: What can you do if your Berlin landlord demands rent cap arrears?

‘Extraordinary situation’: What can you do if your Berlin landlord demands rent cap arrears?

Berlin to offer loans and grants to hard-up tenants after rent cap defeat

Berlin to offer loans and grants to hard-up tenants after rent cap defeat

EXPLAINED: What the decision to get rid of Berlin’s rental cap means for you

EXPLAINED: What the decision to get rid of Berlin’s rental cap means for you

‘Bitter setback’: What’s the reaction to Berlin’s rental cap law being scrapped?

‘Bitter setback’: What’s the reaction to Berlin’s rental cap law being scrapped?

VIDEO: Where in Germany can I buy a cheap apartment?

VIDEO: Where in Germany can I buy a cheap apartment?

How a cryptic letter from your Berlin landlord could save hundreds in rent
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How a cryptic letter from your Berlin landlord could save hundreds in rent

Everything that changes in Germany in July 2020
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Everything that changes in Germany in July 2020

Why a Berlin court deemed the new rent freeze law ‘unconstitutional’

Why a Berlin court deemed the new rent freeze law ‘unconstitutional’

‘We’re setting a clear stop sign’: Berlin passes five-year rent freeze law

‘We’re setting a clear stop sign’: Berlin passes five-year rent freeze law

Nearly 1,800 people turn up for single flat viewing in Berlin

Nearly 1,800 people turn up for single flat viewing in Berlin

Number of social housing units drops by 42,000 in Germany

Number of social housing units drops by 42,000 in Germany

What you need to know about Berlin’s turbulent housing market
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What you need to know about Berlin’s turbulent housing market

How new homes in Germany are not being built where they are most needed
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How new homes in Germany are not being built where they are most needed

Germany to invest in building new homes as rent in cities soars by 6 percent

Germany to invest in building new homes as rent in cities soars by 6 percent

Berlin considers freezing rental prices for five years

Berlin considers freezing rental prices for five years

‘Know your rights’: The advice you need about renting in Germany

‘Know your rights’: The advice you need about renting in Germany

High costs, long queues and discrimination: What it’s like to rent in Germany
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High costs, long queues and discrimination: What it’s like to rent in Germany

Germans up in arms over ‘rent insanity’

Germans up in arms over ‘rent insanity’

The places in Germany where rents are rising rapidly

The places in Germany where rents are rising rapidly

Plan emerges for a ‘radical solution’ to lower rising rents in Berlin

Plan emerges for a ‘radical solution’ to lower rising rents in Berlin

Germany’s housing crisis: Is development without displacement possible?
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Germany’s housing crisis: Is development without displacement possible?

What Germany is doing to keep rents down: Special report

What Germany is doing to keep rents down: Special report

Small flats are on the rise in Germany, leaving city dwellers increasingly cramped

Small flats are on the rise in Germany, leaving city dwellers increasingly cramped

Rent a tent: shared flat in central Berlin posts advert for balcony

Rent a tent: shared flat in central Berlin posts advert for balcony

Protesters occupy apartments in Berlin in outcry over rising rent prices

Protesters occupy apartments in Berlin in outcry over rising rent prices

‘I’m actually satisfied with my life’: Berliners wish for the simple things in 2018

‘I’m actually satisfied with my life’: Berliners wish for the simple things in 2018

Rent for student housing across Germany has skyrocketed, survey shows

Rent for student housing across Germany has skyrocketed, survey shows

Freezing in September – when does your landlord have to turn on the heating?

Freezing in September – when does your landlord have to turn on the heating?

Samsung picks Berlin over London for new HQ because UK capital ‘only fun for the rich’

Samsung picks Berlin over London for new HQ because UK capital ‘only fun for the rich’

Berlin rents shot up by nearly 10 percent in two years: report

Berlin rents shot up by nearly 10 percent in two years: report

The most and least expensive German towns for student digs

The most and least expensive German towns for student digs

Munich IS a super cheap place to rent… if you’re a banker

Munich IS a super cheap place to rent… if you’re a banker

This graph shows how much Berlin rent has skyrocketed in past decade

This graph shows how much Berlin rent has skyrocketed in past decade

Berlin the new London? 10m2 flat to rent for €750 a month

Berlin the new London? 10m2 flat to rent for €750 a month

The ten most expensive cities in Germany

The ten most expensive cities in Germany

Housing creeps over 1/3 of monthly budgets

Housing creeps over 1/3 of monthly budgets

German cities struggle with housing shortage

German cities struggle with housing shortage

Berlin rents drop as price controls take effect

Berlin rents drop as price controls take effect

Berlin jumps ahead on new rent control law

Berlin jumps ahead on new rent control law

Man wins court battle over loud footsteps

Man wins court battle over loud footsteps

Nine ways landlords and tenants fell out

Nine ways landlords and tenants fell out

Party for tenants as coalition agrees rent cap

Party for tenants as coalition agrees rent cap

Judge rules smoking senior can’t be evicted

Judge rules smoking senior can’t be evicted

Judge: Landlords can’t stop men standing to pee

Judge: Landlords can’t stop men standing to pee

Cabinet agrees cap on city rent rises

Cabinet agrees cap on city rent rises

Rent caps are coming in 2015

Rent caps are coming in 2015

Berlin to ban luxury flat renovations

Berlin to ban luxury flat renovations

A third of renters can afford own home

A third of renters can afford own home

Berlin rent rises outstrip rest of country

Berlin rent rises outstrip rest of country

Should rents in cities be capped?

Should rents in cities be capped?

Survey reveals priciest places to live

Survey reveals priciest places to live

Noisy children most likely to annoy wealthier tenants

Noisy children most likely to annoy wealthier tenants

The words you need to know before renting a flat in Germany
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The words you need to know before renting a flat in Germany

New energy plan means higher rents, Merkel says

New energy plan means higher rents, Merkel says