Rent cover off: Deutsche Wohnen announces additional claims

The real estate group Deutsche Wohnen does not want to forego additional claims from tenants after the end of the Berlin rent cap. "No tenant of Deutsche Wohnen will lose their apartment as a result of the decision," the company announced on Thursday in Berlin. "To completely forego the settlement of outstanding debts, however, would not do justice to our obligations to the company, its employees and owners." This means that many tenants in Berlin have to make additional payments.

"We offer numerous options for settling the remaining balance that flexibly take into account the tenants' financial situation," announced Deutsche Wohnen. The group owns more than 155 400 apartments in Germany, around three quarters of them in Berlin. "About 80 percent of our tenants expect an average of less than 500 euros in recovery," said a company spokesman. On average it is a total of 430 euros per tenant.

The Vonovia housing group, which owns around 42 apartments in Berlin, wants to forego additional rent claims, as the company announced in Bochum. The tenants should "not suffer any financial disadvantages due to political decisions made," said CEO Rolf Buch on Thursday, according to the announcement.

The Federal Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that the Berlin rent cap violated the Basic Law. The highest German court declared the state law null and void at the request of FDP and CDU / CSU members of the Bundestag.