Mietendeckel is dead. Long live the Mietpreisbremse. Okay, so the Mietendeckel got thrown out. So what? We all enjoyed a few months experiencing what it felt like to pay less. It felt good, right? And now it’s gone. Well, actually, no. There has been a rent control law in Berlin since 2015. It’s in the … Read more Berlin: Your Rent Is Illegally High. Let’s Fight Back.
Already 85+ of you have saved an average of 277€ a month in rent. Since we launched our campaign against illegally high rents with lawyers-turned-activists Wenigermiete.de in September 2017, more than 85 of you have saved an average of 277€ a month on your Berlin rents. That totals around 23.500€ a month in savings. 282.540€ … Read more Readers’ Rents Lowered €280.000+ and Counting
Oh shit! The gentrification gods have spoken, and it’s a solid NIX to the Google campus that was meant to shadow over Kreuzberg, pompous and sure of both itself and Berlin’s shiny and bright technological future. To me, as an American freelance writer who is, in every sense Part Of The Problem (saying it before … Read more Sad Google Worker: Berlin Dumped You. Now What? A Survival Guide