#50 Rent Freeze 1 - The Experiment
What happens when an entire city of 3.5 million residents stops paying rent increases for the next five years? Welcome to Rent Freeze, a podcast about Berlin’s rental revolution.
Berlin is about to introduce the Mietendeckel, a law that will freeze rents for five years, cap new rental contracts at a maximum price, and allow some tenants to claim a rent reduction. Supporters say it will be the best thing to happen to the city since the fall of the Wall.
But investors and landlords are outraged. They say the reforms will scare off businesses, leave houses unbuilt and in disrepair, and ...