Future President of the Association of Municipalities: "We could erect tens of thousands of buildings in Bavaria in a very short time"
Created: 12/27/2022, 2:56 p.m
By: Sebastian Hölzle
The future president of the German Association of Towns and Municipalities, Uwe Brandl, is harshly critical of the government's housing policy.
He calls for more affordable housing.
Munich – The future president of the German Association of Towns and Municipalities, Uwe Brandl, considers the federal government's goal of creating 400,000 new apartments every year to be unrealistic.
"Anyone who constantly builds up hurdles in the creation of new living space must put up with the question of whether the 400,000 apartments are a serious goal or just a placebo announcement," Brandl told the
Munich newspaper Merkur
“People are not being put in a position at all to buy their own home at the current high prices.
I not only accuse the current federal government of this, the accusation also applies to the previous government.”
Brandl: “Building and buying must become affordable again”
Brandl is Mayor of the small town of Abensberg in the Lower Bavarian district of Kelheim and President of the Bavarian Municipal Council.
On January 1, the CSU politician takes over the presidency of the German Association of Towns and Municipalities.
In addition to the energy issue, the issue of living and building will be one of the most important of his term of office, said Brandl.
"Building and buying must become affordable again for the vast majority of the population, also for reasons of old-age provision."
Brandl: "We could erect tens of thousands of buildings in Bavaria in a very short time"
In Bavaria alone, houses could be built on tens of thousands of building plots within a very short time.
"We urgently need a mobilization of interior properties held for speculative purposes," Brandl demanded.
“The Free State of Bavaria would have to reintroduce property tax C.
Then every landowner would consider whether it would not be better to sell the land instead of paying a tax on the vacant land every year.”
Bavaria blocked here but under pressure from Economics Minister Hubert Aiwanger (free voters).
"We could erect tens of thousands of buildings in Bavaria in a very short time, only the regulations would have to change." The property tax C is just one of many ways in which the legislature could create more living space.