The German ‘grand coalition’ must have felt pressured. At the beginning of the year, surveys such as the one carried out by the ING bank and reported at the beginning of the year in its financial pages by the conservative newspaper Die Welt they left no room for doubt. Almost one in four Germans – 22% to be exact – have trouble paying their rent or mortgage. In 2017, as he recalled Die Welt, the percentage was 14%.
This is how the rent cap law works in Berlin that lowers the rent to tenants