Several federal states want to support hamburg in its attempt to relieve tenants of brokerage costs. Jerks came from berlin and north rhine-westphalia. "At first glance, this is an interesting proposal," said daniela augenstein, spokeswoman for the berlin senate’s urban development department. "If this is the way to lower the cost of housing, then berlin will support such a measure."Critical voices came from bavaria and saxony, among others.
The exact content of the hamburg proposal is not yet known, it is currently being worked out in the department of urban development and environment. Talks have been held with housing industry associations about this, which are still ongoing, a spokesman said. The aim is probably that in the future, according to the orderer principle, the landlord pays the commission for the estate agent in the amount of a maximum of two net rents plus value added tax. Whether this should also apply to real estate purchases is still open, as is the question of whether tenants and landlords can share the brokerage costs.