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Weakening of tenants’ rights

The constitutional judges in Karlsruhe make it easier to terminate tenancy in case of owner-occupancy

If the landlord wants to use his property as a second home, even temporarily, he has the right to terminate his tenant’s tenancy on grounds of own need. This was the decision of the constitutional judges of the Federal Constitutional Court.

A tenant of many years’ standing was terminated because the owner of the flat, a chief physician, wanted to use his flat for occasional visitors of his 14-year-old daughter. The tenant complained to the Federal Constitutional Court; however, her complaint was dismissed. “Reasonable and comprehensible reasons” of the landlord were sufficient, according to the ruling.

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