Rent Control
(Mietpreisbremse):
Reduce your Rent

Moved home after June 2015?
Then you are eligible for rent control.
On Average, our customers decrease
their rent by 200€ per month.

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„It was important to me to do anything at all and to defend myself.“
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„I had no idea about the rights tenants have in Germany.“
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How it works:

3 Steps to Rent Reduction

Use Our Online Tool

Input your contact details into our secure online tool and find out if you’re paying too much and rent, and exactly how much. This takes about 5 min and we ask you to be as specific as you can.

Bring in wenigermiete.de

If you’re overpaying rent, you can mandate wenigermiete.de to enforcing rent control for you. We use our experience gathered from over 1000 cases to negotiate a fair rent settlement for you. If can issue cannot be settled out of court, we will defend your tenant rights in court and also cover all the expenses.

Pay Less Rent

On average, rents are reduced by about 200€ a month. Settlements are most often made with landlords out of court and it’s your decision to agree or disagree with their offer.

News about Rent Control

„Mietpreisbremse vs. Mietendeckel: Welches Gesetz sollten Berliner Mieter*innen jetzt nutzen?“

Vor wenigen Tagen hat der Berliner Senat den Mietendeckel beschlossen, der Mieter*innen unter anderem ermöglichen soll, ihre Miete zu senken. Doch wie steht dieser Mietendeckel im Verhältnis zur Mietpreisbremse? Was passiert mit den laufenden Verfahren zur Mietpreisbremse?

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Extension of Rent Control:
what needs to happen so tenants can enjoy the advantages of rent control?

According to DPA, Minister of Justice, Katharina Barley, announced on the 24th of January 2019, plans to extend the rent control law for another 5 years.

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Mietpreisbremse ungültig: Müssen jetzt die Bundesländer betroffene Mieter in Milliardenhöhe entschädigen?

Während die Bundesregierung gerade erst eine Verschärfung der sogenannten Mietpreisbremse beschlossen hat, wird die erste Version des Gesetzes von 2015 immer weiter ausgesetzt…

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Staatshaftung bei Mietpreisbremse ungültig? Wir gehen in Berufung

JViele Landesverordnungen zur Mietpreisbremse sind fehlerhaft und deshalb ungültig. Wir fordern deshalb Schadensersatz für die Mieter. In München hat das Landgericht gestern nun gegen uns entschieden, aber wir kämpfen weiter…

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News about
Rent Control

Extension of Rent Control:
what needs to happen so tenants can enjoy the advantages of rent control?

According to DPA, Minister of Justice, Katharina Barley, announced on the 24th of January 2019, plans to extend the rent control law for another 5 years. Even though, due to formal defects, it was never officially implemented in many federal states, such as Bayern, Hessen, Baden-Württemberg und Brandenburg. Even though rent control helped to soften the dramatic increase of rent prices, landlords obviously and systematically try to go round this law. For rent control to be effective and help as many tenants as possible, Dr. Daniel Halmer, founder and director of wenigermiete.de, has 4 recommendations

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Mietpreisbremse ungültig: Müssen jetzt die Bundesländer betroffene Mieter in Milliardenhöhe entschädigen?

Während die Bundesregierung gerade erst eine Verschärfung der sogenannten Mietpreisbremse beschlossen hat, wird die erste Version des Gesetzes von 2015 immer weiter ausgesetzt: Nun haben nach Bayern, Hessen, Brandenburg …

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Staatshaftung bei Mietpreisbremse ungültig? Wir gehen in Berufung

Viele Landesverordnungen zur Mietpreisbremse sind fehlerhaft und deshalb ungültig. Wir fordern deshalb Schadensersatz für die Mieter. In München hat das Landgericht gestern nun gegen uns entschieden, aber wir kämpfen weiter…

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Our Customers Say

Frequently Asked Questions

How Will My Landlord React?

Most of landlords are aware that they break the law and not the tenants. Because our letters are sound in law and content, landlords usually react just as objectively. In many cases, the property managers or real estate companies take care of the procedure. Some landlords also involve lawyers. That is good, because it usually professionalizes the procedure.

What is Mietpreisbremse (rent control)?

The rent control (Mietpreisbremse) is a law that has been in force since June 2015 in almost all German states (except Saarland, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt). Landlords are no longer allowed to take excessive rents. A maximum of 10% above the rent index is permitted. If you pay more, you can demand a rent reduction, even during the current tenancy. Wenigermiete.de helps - without stress and cost risk.

How much does it costs to lower the rent with the Mietpreisbremse (rent control)?

The contingency fee for claims involving the Mietpreisbremse is a one-time payment of 4x the amount you will be saving each month (inclusive of VAT). We only earn something if we actually successfully lower the rent for you. If we don't succeed, no matter why, we get nothing.The contingency fee for claims involving the Mietpreisbremse is a one-time payment of 4x the amount you will be saving each month (inclusive of VAT).Usually, you do not pay anything directly to us. Our fee comes from the security deposit you have already paid to your landlord. As your rent is reduced, your needed security deposit is also reduced, and your landlord will pay the extra (which works out as 4x your new monthly savings) directly to us. If the case goes to court, we take care of all additional costs.

How does the rent control (Mietpreisbremse) work?

In principle quite simple: When renting a new apartment, the landlord may not demand an excessive rent. A maximum of 10% above the local rent is allowed. If you have to pay more, you can also demand a rent reduction during the current rental period and reduce the excess rent. The problem lies in the details: The tenant must activate the rent control by means of a so-called qualified letter of complaint, otherwise the landlords is entitled to simply keep the excess rent received. The qualified letter of complaint must meet a number of legal requirements and needs to show with the help of the rent index why the rent is too high. If you commission wenigermiete.de, you don't have to worry about it: We will take write and send the letter of complaint for you. Additionally, the landlord can try to invoke various exceptions to the rent control (see question on exceptions to the rent control).

Will wenigermiete.de represent me in court?

Yes, if it is not possible to reach an out-of-court settlement and we consider the judicial enforcement to be promising, we will also take legal action in court. The costs will be borne by us, of course.

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