Late last year, Berlin banned Airbnb style apartment rentals arguing they prevented normal Berliners from renting at a fair price. Several apartment owners sued the city government. Here's a look at the root cause of the dispute.
If you have an apartment in Berlin, you can consider yourself lucky. The market is tight and the city is all the rage, causing owners to rent out more flats to tourists and worsening an already severe housing shortage.
Holiday apartment platform Airbnb is being over-run by firms with massive turnovers, new research in Germany suggests. More and more cities are bringing in legislation to counter the problem.
A law in the German capital barring property owners from renting out their entire home has survived a legal challenge. The ruling is a victory for the city as it seeks to keep housing affordable and accessible.
Berlin is about to shut down as many holiday apartments as it can. But while the city's nightmarish rental market needs relief, sites like Airbnb say the law won't lower rents, but will drain money from the city.
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