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Millions of people in Germany will not be able to pay heating costs, warns the tenants’ association

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The German Tenants’ Association fears that the high energy costs will overwhelm many people financially. “We’re talking about millions here,” says club president Siebenkotten. People who are just above state aid are particularly affected.

WAccording to estimates by the German Tenants’ Association, millions of households will not be able to pay their heating costs due to the exploding gas prices. “That’s a hell of a lot of people,” said association president Lukas Siebenkotten to the “Tagesspiegel” (Monday). People who are just above state aid are particularly affected. “We’re talking about millions here,” warned Siebenkotten. Russia, which invaded Ukraine at the end of February, has severely curtailed its gas supplies through the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline. This is one of the reasons why prices are rising sharply.

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In order to cushion this, a reform of the housing allowance and better protection against dismissal are indicated, said the tenant protection agency. “You would have to significantly increase the income limits for people who can claim housing benefit.” He only sees the limit at a monthly net income of 5,000 euros per household. In addition, an annual flat rate for heating costs and a climate component would have to be built into the housing benefit. This could, for example, absorb rent increases following energy-related refurbishment. Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) recently announced a housing benefit reform as a government relief measure.

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Siebenkotten also demanded that tenants who cannot pay the high energy costs be protected from termination and receive a two-year debt deferral. The tenants’ association had already presented some of the demands in a 9-point plan at the end of June.

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