Berlin Administrative Court confirms “misappropriation ban and rejects four complaints

The Berlin administrative court dismissed four lawsuits from holiday apartment operators against the refusal of the so-called negative clearance, confirming the so-called misappropriation ban.

The judges left no doubt as to the fundamental validity of the law. "This is a good day for many home seekers in our city," said senator Andreas Geisel, feeling confirmed in his social urban development policy. "The misappropriation ban is not to will annoy or harass anyone”, he said. “It has a simple goal:. Helping people who are looking for an apartment and use apartments for what they were built: to live in. “

Since 2014 in Berlin the misappropriation rule prohibits the use of private apartments as holiday flats.

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