German Tenancy Court Day

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Plenary session of the Tenancy Court Day 2012

The German Tenancy Court Day (also abbreviated: DMT ) is a registered association that was founded in 1997 and serves lawyers in all professional fields, in particular judges , lawyers , association lawyers and scientists, as a forum for the exchange of experience in tenancy law and the corresponding procedural law .

Goals of the German Tenancy Court Conference

The tenancy court day should in particular contribute to a balanced tenancy law system. He should support the legal training. Another aim is to promote contact between lawyers and attorneys who work in jurisdiction, as well as other lawyers working in practice and science who deal with questions of tenancy law, as well as with the legislative bodies, the German Bundestag , Bundesrat , and state parliaments.


Conference location, Westfalenhallen in Dortmund

For this purpose, the association organizes the German Tenancy Court Day in Dortmund every year in February / March about three weeks before Easter . Over 400 tenancy lawyers meet there over two days to discuss current tenancy law issues. The lectures are published free of charge on the association's website; some are also published in legal journals.

Schmidt-Futterer Prize

Furthermore, the German Tenancy Court Conference awards the Schmidt-Futterer Prize at irregular intervals, which is named after the tenant lawyer Wolfgang Schmidt-Futterer of the same name . The prize, endowed with 4,000 euros, is awarded for special academic achievements in tenancy and tenancy litigation law. Prize winners so far are:

  • Franz-Georg Rips , 2004
  • Friedemann Sternel, 2006
  • Johann-Frederik Schuldt, 2018
  • Hubert Blank 2020 (posthumous)

Academy for Tenancy Law

The association organizes the autumn tenancy law academy for young lawyers. Here law students and trainee lawyers are introduced to tenancy law by practitioners and academics on several days.


The board of directors of the tenant court meeting currently consists of Markus Artz and the deputies Elmar Streyl and Hubert Schmidt. The honorary chairman is Ulf Börstinghaus .

The managing director is Norbert Eisenschmid.

The advisory board of the German Tenancy Court Conference includes: Hubert Fleindl, Peter Günter, Ulrike Kirchhoff, Carsten Herlitz, Henrike Butenberg, Beate Gsell and Astrid Siegmund.

Web links

Commons : Deutscher Mietgerichtstag  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files