Evaluation of the amendment of the Act on the Regulation of Housing Placement by the Tenancy Law Amendment Act
DIW Econ GmbH was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) to evaluate the “buyer principle” introduced in 2015 for the marketing of rental properties. Since then, this principle has obliged the initiator of a brokerage service to pay for it (“whoever orders, pays”). The evaluation examines whether the law’s objectives have been achieved and additionally identifies potential needs for an amendment to the law.
In addition to the econometric evaluation of advertisement data and the conduct of expert interviews, a comprehensive online survey of market participants (brokers, tenancy lawyers, landlords and tenants) was carried out.