Rent Amount Act

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Basic data
Title: Law regulating the rent amount
Short title: Rent Amount Act (not official)
Abbreviation: MHG
Type: Federal law
Scope: Federal Republic of Germany
Legal matter: Private law , law of obligations
References : 402-12-5 a. F.
Issued on: December 18, 1974
( Federal Law Gazette I p. 3603, 3604 )
Entry into force on: 1st January 1975
Last change by: Art. 17 G of July 13, 2001
( Federal Law Gazette I p. 1542, 1547 )
Effective date of the
last change:
August 1, 2001
(Art. 35 G of July 13, 2001)
Expiry: September 1, 2001
(Art. 10 para. 1 G of June 19, 2001, Federal Law Gazette I, pp. 1149, 1175 )
Please note the note on the applicable legal version.

The Rent Height Act ( MHG ), the official law regulating the rent amount , was a German law governing tenancy law in privately financed housing construction . The MHG came into force on January 1, 1975 and contained provisions for increasing the rent, for example after modernization or up to the usual remuneration in the municipality as well as for operating costs and their advance payment.

In the area named in Article 3 of the Unification Treaty, in accordance with § 12 MHG certain special regulations.

The MHG was repealed with effect from September 1, 2001. Its regulatory content was integrated into the BGB and uniformly regulated nationwide.

The BGB contains the regulations relevant to rent from § 535 BGB, the regulations on the rent amount can be found in § 557 to § 561 BGB.

The Housing Binding Act contains the regulations applicable to publicly subsidized housing on the permissible amount of the cost rent and its increase (§§ 8 ff. WoBindG).

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ Rent increase in the new federal states: § 12 Rent Height Act changed again, accessed on August 30, 2019
  2. Law on the restructuring, simplification and reform of tenancy law of June 19, 2001, Federal Law Gazette I p. 1149
  3. ^ Frank Maciejewski: Tenancy Law Reform - An Overview of the Innovations (Article) As of June 1, 2001
  4. Steffen Hennings: The rent increase procedure according to the new tenancy law website accessed on August 30, 2019