Vergleichsmietensystem und Kündigungsrecht: Reform der Regulierungen des Wohnungsmarktes?
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Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 1996, vol. 45, issue 3, 397-430
The interest in the German system of comparable rents was revived recently by the proposals of the experts’ commission on housing policy. A political discussion about simplifying the complex rules of the German tenancy laws has begun. The German system of rent controls hampers the adjustment of the housing market in the case of unexpected demand shocks. It favors long-term tenancy to an unjustifiable degree. The rules should be reformed in a way that allows for more price flexibility in existing contracts. If the outcome of spontaneous contracting were efficient, binding rental tables could be given up completely. If the outcome were unsatisfactory, new methods for simulating the market mechanism by the means of rental tables would have to be developed.
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