Two or more units? Supreme Court clarifies exception to Rent Act

Real Estate & Construction

Dr. Martin Foerster, ILO Newsletter vom 19. August 2016

While the Rent Act applies to both residential and commercial leases, there are some exceptions that give landlords greater flexibility with regard to their lease agreements. In particular, the act does not apply to buildings which house no more than two units. The Supreme Court recently considered whether a storage room and a separate building contained on the same property should be taken into account when applying this two-unit rule. 


Dr. Martin Foerster

LL.M. (LONDON) Partner