Vor fast dreißig Jahren interessierten sich vor allem Menschen mit individuellem Lifestyle für Hausboote. Durch den geringer werdenden Wohnraum in den Städten und den steigenden Immobilienpreisen – zunehmend auch auf dem Land – ist das […]
Housing is a social issue. Pekka Sagner, economist for housing policy and property economics at the German Economic Institute, has analysed the difference between tenants and owners, the effects of the housing market and the different benefits and drawbacks associated with these two forms of housing.
In implementation of the coalition agreement, the ban on converting rental accommodation into owner-occupied properties is now being redrafted. The first draft raised many questions and was roundly criticised. Many owners of apartment buildings are now understandably worried that they are no longer free to do with their property as they see fit. Dividing their property up into owner-occupied apartments will only be possible subject to restrictions.