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Tenancy Law

The field of tenancy law deals with the legal questions and disputes connected with rental property. Contracts in tenancy law are usually binding for long-term periods. The parties conclude lease agreements for commercial or residential property. It is advisable both for landlords and for tenants to have the leasing contract checked in advance by a lawyer experienced in tenancy law.


Tenancy law is legally regulated in particular by the following German laws and regulations (all linked pages in German):


German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch – §§ 535 ff. BGB)

Controlled Tenancy Act (Wohnungsbindungsgesetz – WoBindG)

Second Calculation Regulation (Zweite Berechnungsverordnung – II. BVO)

New Building Rent Regulation (Neubaumietenverordnung – NMV)

Second Housing Act (Zweites Wohnungsbaugesetz – II. WoBauG)


In effect since 1 January 2002 for fixed-priced housing:

Housing Allowance Act (Wohnraumförderungsgesetz – BGBl I 2001, 2376)


The following items lead you to further information about the topics prepared by Mr. Steinwachs (in German). Of course this information cannot replace the counseling by a lawyer for tenancy law:



Damages and rent reduction

Rent increase

Operating costs



Unclear legislation and court decisions specific to each federal state of Germany make tenancy law a complicated field even for lawyers. This makes it indispensable to turn to a qualified tenancy lawyer in the case of a legal dispute. At STEINWACHS Law Firm you can be sure to benefit from the experience of your lawyer, whether you are a tenant or a landlord – we offer advice with a particular focus on the issue of contract termination.


The STEINWACHS team in Hamburg and Berlin works in all areas of tenancy law. Your counseling in Hamburg and Berlin is ensured by an experienced lawyer operating successfully in tenancy law.


Read all about this topic on our blog on tenancy law (in German).


Responsible for the content of this page Lawyer for Tenancy Law Hamburg Berlin Bremen: Stephan Steinwachs (Lawyer Hamburg Berlin Bremen)


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