The rental market in Germany

In Germany, we have a member organisation, whose contact information you can find in the right column. Here, as a service to anyone interested, we have also collected facts and information about the housing market in general, and rental market in particular. Most of the publications and links are based on other sources, and the authors themselves are responsible for that information.

The private rental sector in Germany

For more information about the private rental sector in Germany, please download our PDF-file about the private rental sector in Germany.

Reports and publications

Berlin, a City of Tenants

By Wibke Werner, 2017.


Brits Buy Homes, the Germans Rent

“Germany seems to offer cheaper rents and more choice than the UK. But is the grass really grüner?”. By Jon Palmer, 2011.


Cheap Mortgages Threatens the Nation of Tenants

By Cyril Ozerov, 2014.


Deutsche Mieterbund 2005


Home Sweet Home is a Rented Property for Many Germans

Published in the Guardian, 2011.


Housing and Property Markets in Germany

Published by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development, 2011.


Housing in Germany

Published 2012.


Kan Tyska Marknadshyror Lösa den Svenska Bostadskrisen?

By Jörgen Mark-Nielsen – SABO, 2014 (in Swedish).


National Report for Germany

By Julia Cornelius and Joanna Rzeznik.


Social Housing Germany Experiences and Current Issues

By Thomas Knorr-Siedow, 2015.


Ständige Vertretung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland bei der Eruopäischen Union

By Barbara Crome, 2010.


The German Private Rented Sector

By Boligøkonomisk Videncenter, 2014.



Tenant links about Germany

Berlin Property Portal

Berlin Rent Rises Outstrip Rest of Country

Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen

(in German).

Tenants Asociation Fears Impending Apartment Shortage

What you need to know about renting in Germany


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