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Draft Bill of the Senate Administration for Urban Development

September 2019


On 2 September 2019, the Berlin Senate Administration for Urban Development and Housing published the draft bill for a Berlin rent price law for residential space, the so-called Berlin rent price cap (Berliner Mietendeckel).

The draft bill is based on the outline concept for the introduction of a Berlin rent price cap which the Berlin Senate adopted on 18 June 2019 (see our news alert from July 2019). It also reflects the compromise reached by the governing coalition parties in Berlin at the end of last week.

As a next step in the legislative process, a hearing with industry associations has been scheduled for next week. After further coordination with other branches of the Senate administration, the Senate's (i.e. the cabinet’s) vote on the draft bill is due to take place in mid-October. Subsequently, the bill shall be introduced to the Berlin state parliament for the required readings and final adoption. The law is scheduled to come into force in January 2020.