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Munich tenants threatened with luxury renovation: "We tremble for our home"


They stand shoulder to shoulder in front of their house, their eyes serious. The tenants of the house at Klenzestrasse 15 want to fight for their apartments.

They stand shoulder to shoulder in front of their house, their eyes serious.

The tenants of the house at Klenzestrasse 15 want to fight for their apartments.

Munich – Your home was sold by the owner family in 2020, and now the new owner, Immobilia Invest, a real estate development company from Grünwald, wants to completely renovate the apartment building from 1957.

He speaks of "dismissals".

The tenants are afraid for their homes!

New landlord plans "core renovation with underfloor heating"

Immobilia Invest is planning comprehensive renovations and a new building: "The current standard is no longer up to date," explains Claudius Artz, the company's lawyer.

“Especially from an energy point of view, it has to be retrofitted.

Tenants will have to pay high back payments for their heaters this year.

That's why we are planning a core renovation with underfloor heating and new windows in all apartments.

There is also mold in the house.” There are also plans to expand the attic for one or two apartments and to demolish the garages.

A three-story rear building with a parking system is to be built there.

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Tenants view these plans with concern.

"The house is in good condition," says Andreas Schmitz, who has lived here for twenty years and pays around twelve euros per square meter for his apartment.


He has no mold and the standard is completely sufficient for him.

As he has heard, a luxury extension is planned for the attic which will require an elevator.

As a result, the bathrooms in the middle apartments on each floor would be eliminated, which would require a new layout for all apartments.

"The empty apartments have not been rented for years"

All tenants are now very insecure.

Some have already given up and moved out.

"The empty apartments have not been rented for years," says Schmitz.

In some cases, tenants were also given new apartments – not an option for Schmitz.

"I looked at a smaller apartment on Pilgersheimerstrasse, but it would have twice the rent excluding bills.

That's out of the question for me." With the blatant rents in Munich, it's impossible to find a comparable apartment.


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The construction plans could be completed in half a year, then the renovation would take place, says lawyer Artz.

“Tenants cannot stay in the apartments if we install underfloor heating and move walls.

This is of course a heavy burden for the tenants.

We're trying to find a solution for everyone."

Of course: “on new terms.”

The responsible District Committee 2 is annoyed that tenants are being attacked even without building permits, thus indirectly urging them to move out.

On the other hand, Artz thinks that early information is the fairest thing for everyone.

In any case, the fact is that the tenants are afraid for their future.

(Bettina Ulrichs)

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Source: merkur

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