First meeting of the expert committee on expropriation issues –

Seven months after the successful referendum on the expropriation of a large housing company, an expert committee began its work.

Before the expert committee meeting began, Christian Gabler (SPD), Secretary of State for Architecture and Housing, Andreas Geisel (SPD), Senator of Urban Development, and Chairman of Hertha Dobler Gumerin (SPD).

A committee led by former German Minister of Justice Hertha Dobler Gumerin (SPD) will meet for the first time on Friday (April 29, 2022) to consider whether the expropriation law will become constitutional in the coming months. .. The Commission is also to shed light on housing, corporate law and monetary policy issues.

A panel of 13 experts deals with expropriation issues

The panel contains 13 experts, most of whom are legal scholars. Ten of them were nominated by different Senate governments, and three were nominated by the “Deutsche Wohnen & Co. enteignen” initiative. A year later, the Commission will submit recommendations to the Senate on how to proceed.

Expropriation of a real estate company to delay the rise in rent

In a referendum initiated by the initiative on September 26, last year, 59% of voters voted for the expropriation of a real estate company with more than 3,000 apartments in Berlin. The hope of the initiative is that such socialization of compensation can stop or at least slow the rise in rent.

Author: dpa /

Issued: April 29, 2022

Last updated: April 29, 2022 First meeting of the expert committee on expropriation issues –

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