Another brick in the wall: constitutional court reviews statutory rent regulations

Real Estate & Construction

In 2015 Austria introduced an act which allows individuals, under certain conditions, to challenge laws before the Constitutional Court as unconstitutional.This gave hope to many landlords, which saw this as a tool to challenge the existing rent control regulations.

The first attempt at challenging the regulations failed because the Constitutional Court ruled that the application was inadmissible. However, the Constitutional Court recently handed down two new decisions on the same matter with surprising results.


Dr. Martin Foerster

LL.M. (LONDON) Partner