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Does the new Bonn rent index have an impact on the rental of furnished apartments?

On September 01st, the new rent index of the city of Bonn came into force. A slight increase in the m² prices compared to the last list from 2018 has been determined. Many competent people have thought about it, the city, representatives of the tenants' association, from Haus & Grund, scientifically supported by the Institut Wohnen und Umwelt (IWU) in Darmstadt. 10.000 apartments ...

Otherwise no problems?

According to the Frankfurt District Court, the term “Miss” is not defamatory. A tenant had complained - it was about a cleaning plan. A tenant must accept to be referred to as a “Miss” on notices. The Frankfurt am Main district court decided - and dismissed an injunction by the woman. It is therefore not defamatory that the landlady ...

KRAFT market evaluation - rental apartment offers in Bonn

In September 2019 we took a closer look at the current rental offers in Bonn. Approx. 600 offers in the two largest real estate portals were evaluated. Actually, the offer should be significantly larger, namely over 1.000 apartments. But approx. 45% of the offers are not found in the normal apartment categories, but rather hidden as furnished apartments ...

Misappropriation of living space in metropolitan areas Part II - Airbnb, the smart housing broker

Airbnb founder Brian Chesky loves to tell the story over and over again. How he sat in his shared flat in San Francisco after graduating from college, all the hotel rooms in town were fully booked and then came up with a brilliant idea. What if he sublet his room? So the founding myth of Airbnb, the ...

Download the new KRAFT app now!

Would you like to rent an apartment or buy a house? You can now download the BETA version of the new KRAFT app from the Apple store or the Google Playstore. Set up a search request with your desired criteria and you will immediately receive a push message when we add a new property to our portfolio, long before it is published in the real estate portals ...

The new data protection regulation also affects landlords!

On May 25, 2018, the new European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. Every landlord collects data from his tenants. For example, the bank details, Schufa information, utility bills and others to process them yourself or, for example, to have them processed by the property management. Even if a broker can relieve the landlord of various tasks, he still remains in ...

The misappropriation of housing in metropolitan areas Part I

How the rental price brake is circumvented through Zeitwohnen In the late summer of 2016, about a year after the introduction of the rental price brake, an outcry went through the German press landscape. “Zeit”, “Süddeutsche”, “Handelsblatt” and others had surprisingly discovered that the makers of the rent brake had been tricked. The combination of furnished rental and temporary living had unexpectedly opened up a business model for some landlords ...

Buyer principle - the other side of the coin

After the then grand coalition had introduced the ordering principle on June 01.06st, 2015, the jubilation among the German tenants' association was initially great, because the amendment, which also introduced the rent brake in metropolitan areas, was intended to generally relieve tenants. The ineffectiveness of the rent brake has been discussed exhaustively in recent years. In conclusion, it can be said that it failed. But…

Absurd judgments on rental and housing law:

The original plan was to publish a column at this point. But we decided to simply let German dishes speak for themselves, because reality surpasses any satire. Below are two groundbreaking judgments about cute silverfish and dazzling chimneys. Property law: glare from stainless steel chimney - tolerance obligation! Glare from a neighbour's stainless steel chimney must be tolerated if this ...

Home staging - a useful marketing tool or a dazzling device?

The term “home staging”, only known to the initiated a few years ago, has meanwhile also achieved a certain degree of familiarity in this country. Established in the USA in the 70s, where else too, today over 200 home staging agencies are already looking for potential customers on the Internet in Germany. And of course there is already a professional association with the beautiful name “German Society for ...