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


The European elections take place in Germany on 26 May, 2019

Parteien zur Europawahl – Thema Wohnen und Mieten

Auszüge aus den Wahlprogrammen

The places in Germany where rents are rising rapidly
Published by The Local, 2019.

Berlin, a City of Tenants
By Wibke Werner, 2017.

Social Housing Germany Experiences and Current Issues
By Thomas Knorr-Siedow, 2015.

Kan Tyska Marknadshyror Lösa den Svenska Bostadskrisen?
By Jörgen Mark-Nielsen – SABO, 2014 (in Swedish).

The German Private Rented Sector
By Boligøkonomisk Videncenter, 2014.

Cheap Mortgages Threatens the Nation of Tenants
By Cyril Ozerov, 2014.

TENLAW -National Report for Germany
Published within TENLAW: Tenancy Law and Housing Policy in Multi-level Europe. By Julia Cornelius and Joanna Rzeznik, 2014.

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.

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.

Ständige Vertretung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland bei der Eruopäischen Union
By Barbara Crome, 2010.

Tenant links about Germany

The : News about rent

The : News about housing

How to Germany: What You Need to Know about housing

AngloInfo – Renting Accommodation in Germany

Service (in German)

DMB – Tenancy Agreement for Residential Premises

DMB – House Rules

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