The property scandal – what can we do about the dream of owning a home?

8. Oct 2019

The dream of owning your own home – for many Germans, this is still a distant reality. Germany is THE land of tenants: more than half of all people in our country live in rented accommodation instead of their own house and this trend is rising. Our nation is therefore lagging behind compared to the rest of Europe. This is by no means due to a lack of interest – three quarters of the population would love to own their own home. But politicians and society have systematically maligned and frowned upon home ownership over the years.