The new Braunschweig rent index has cleared the first political hurdle: Unanimously, the members of the Committee for Social Affairs and Health voted in their recent meeting for the recognition of the current rent survey. According to this, the average rent in Braunschweig has risen by 6.4 percent to 5.95 euros per square meter compared to 2014.
Thorsten Warnecke, head of the Department of Urban Planning, cited the strong demand on the housing market as the main reason why housing has become more expensive. The qualified rent index should give tenants and landlords legal certainty.
In the run-up, the owners' association Haus+Grund had criticized the newly determined average rent as not being in line with the market: it did not reflect reality. For Warnecke, this objection came as a surprise: the players in the housing market would have jointly agreed on an external expertise in a working group.