On 1 June 2015, a new German law governing commission policies was introduced along with rent controls. The fundamental principle is that the party ordering the service from brokers of temporary residences or accommodation agencies is the party that pays for it.
This expressly applies to temporary living and subletting situations as well, i.e. for tenants, providers and brokers of furnished apartments being offered for temporary residence or sublet.
Private providers who wish to offer their own apartments due to a temporary stint abroad, round-the-world trip or foreign placement and engage the services of a broker are now obliged to pay for these services themselves.
We expect that private providers will increasingly be looking for less expensive alternatives to classic brokerage services. This is why we launched tempoFLAT when the new law came into effect.
Seekers pay no service fees, commissions or broker's fees. However, this does not mean that providers have to forgo security or support in the process. You decide yourself how much professional assistance you need.
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