Germany Confiscating Homes to Use for Migrants

15 May

Germany Confiscating Homes to Use for Migrants

In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities recently confiscated six residential units in the Hamm district near the city center. The units, which are owned by a private landlord, are in need of repair and have been vacant since 2012. A trustee appointed by the city is now renovating the properties and will rent them — against the will of the owner — to tenants chosen by the city. District spokeswoman Sorina Weiland said that all renovation costs will be billed to the owner of the properties.

The expropriation is authorized by the Hamburg Housing Protection Act (Hamburger Wohnraumschutzgesetz), a 1982 law that was updated by the city’s Socialist government in May 2013 to enable the city to seize any residential property unit that has been vacant for more than four months.

The forced lease, the first of its kind in Germany, is said to be aimed at pressuring the owners of other vacant residences in the city to make them available for rent. Of the 700,000 rental units in Hamburg, somewhere between 1,000 and 5,000 (less than one percent) are believed to be vacant, according an estimate by the Hamburg Senate.

Socialists and Greens in Hamburg recently established a “hotline” where local residents can report vacant properties. Activists have also created a website — Leerstandsmelder (Vacancy Reporter) — to identify unoccupied real estate in Hamburg and other German cities.

It remains unclear why the landlord in Hamm left his apartments vacant for more than five years. Some have posited that, given the location of the properties, the renovation costs may have been too high and probably would not have been offset by the rental income.


6 responses to “Germany Confiscating Homes to Use for Migrants

  1. Cecil Henry

    May 15, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    This is straight out of the novel ‘The Camp of the Saints’. Literally

    This evil must be stopped and reversed. Just disgusting. Germany is the sickest state in Europe. Its is infested with people who hate it and wish to devour its people.

    They are coming for you and me too. Diversity means chasing DOWN the last White person.

    • Will S.

      May 15, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      Hear, hear!

      Puts one in mind of the prophetic poem by Bertolt Brecht:

      The Solution

      After the uprising of the 17th of June
      The Secretary of the Writers’ Union
      Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee
      Stating that the people
      Had forfeited the confidence of the government
      And could win it back only
      By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier
      In that case for the government
      To dissolve the people
      And elect another?

      The elites of Europe are bent on ‘dissolving the people’, just like a government is normally ‘dissolved’ before an election is called in the parliamentary tradition, and ‘electing another’, replacing Christian Europeans with foreigners…

      How is ‘Camp of the Saints’ as a novel, CH? I downloaded it from somewhere, and have been meaning to read it, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I take it you recommend it, eh?

  2. feeriker

    May 16, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Leave it to Deutschland to stay true to worst stereotypical form while committing national suicide.

    • Will S.

      May 16, 2017 at 12:37 am

      Yep. Replacing them with barren Mother Merkel’s Children…


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