23 March 2020 – Protected residential tenants from eviction

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Housing
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The German Government limited the right of landlords to terminate rental and lease agreements due to payment arrears. This restriction applies to cases where the arrears are due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arrears of payment from the period 1 April to 30 June 2020 will not entitle the landlord to terminate the lease for a period of 24 months. Only if the tenant or lessee has not paid the arrears after 30 June 2022 can the lease be terminated.

The obligation of the tenant or leaseholder to pay on time will continue to apply during this period. The regulations are designed to prevent residential tenants from losing their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Full details here: https://www.bmjv.de/DE/Themen/FokusThemen/Corona/Miete/032320_FAQ_Miete.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=2