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Why Germany

Germany is less intense than the UK or the US: apartments are supplied unfurnished (no lights kitchens or closest) Tenants also have more of a homeowner mentality, often living in the same place for years or even decades. The property market here functions very differently when compared the US or the UK. My book and blog will guide you through every aspect of being a successful investor here. Whether you’re a first time landlord or a serious investor who is looking at buying complete buildings My tools will guide you and help you find the most profitable investments.

INCOME PROPERTY OF THE WEEK

Investing can be daunting at first, not only dealing with the language but also knowing what to look for. I do regular analysis of income properties of all types.

LIFE BEYOND BERLIN

Berlin is the most investment location in Germany but there are other up and coming areas worth looking at.

GERMANY IS BOOMING

I believe we are on the cusp of a major long term property bull market as Germans move from a nation of renters to a nation of homeowners.  This will have a massive long term impact on prices.

NO CAPITAL GAINS OR CAPITAL COST RECAPTURE

The German tax system, while extremely complicated is, at the same time, is also very generous to property investors. There is no capital gains tax after 10 years ownership. There is no capital cost recapture and generous depreciation rules.

VAST MAJORITY OF COSTS ARE PASSED ON TO THE TENANTS

Unlike investing in the UK or the US where the landlord is responsible for running costs of the building in Germany the vast majority of those costs (including property tax) are passed on to the tenant.

GENEROUS RENT INCREASE RULES

You are allow to raise the rent 15%/20% every three years. Modernization rent increases allow a further 11% increase meaning a maximum increase of 31% is allowed.