Berlin State Parliament approves Berlin-specific Rent Freeze Legislation
As expected, the latest draft of the Berlin-specific rent freeze legislation passed the Berlin State Parliament on 30 January 2020. The new law will be enacted with its publication in the official gazette, which is expected to take place in February/early March.
A sufficient number of members of the German Federal Parliament (“Bundestag”) have already indicated that they will launch a formal proceeding against the State of Berlin (“Normenkontrollklage”). In addition, the opposition of the Berlin parliament (CDU/FDP) announced that they are planning to inform about a potentiallaunch of a formal proceeding against the rent freeze legislation on a state level very short