Vonovia, Germany’s Biggest Real Estate Speculator Is Determined to Put People on The Street

Housing is a basic necessity. Our capitalist system can not even provide for that.

Vonovia is seizing the chance to line their pockets.
It was only a question of time before the capitalists would seize the chance to line their pockets once more. Image by Ralphs_Fotos from Pixabay

Today, Vonovia made an announcement. Vonovia is the biggest real estate holder in the country. Millions of renters live in apartments owned by them.
The announcement goes like this:

“If inflation is permanently at four percent, rents will have to increase accordingly every year in the future,” said Vonovia CEO Rolf Buch to the “Handelsblatt”

Of course, the capitalists who post record profits year after year start whining.
Last month, they handed 1,3 billion Euros to their shareholders.
Also, they already raised rents this year. By an average of 3,1%.

Most of their assets used to belong to the public, by the way. Yes, our politicians created this situation. That initiative was led by the so-called Social Democrats. It is time for them to take the word ‘Social’ from their name.

Vonovia is giving renters a Double-Whammy

Here is the kicker. Adjusted for current inflation, real wages are already receding. By 1,8 %, in fact. What that means is, that people already suffer economic losses. From whatever is left people have to pay an additional 4% to cover their rent.

Also note, that Vonovia announced that this would happen every year.
If you want to live in their apartment for 18 years, you will pay twice as much as now.

Yup, with a 4% increase annually, your rent will double in 18 years’ time. Your salaries won’t.

Good luck founding a family and raising kids, when your real income keeps declining at the same time.

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My Name is Alexander Benesch, but it is okay to just address me with Alex. I am from Germany but have spent more than half of my life in Denmark, where I have been teaching special needs students, among many other activities. I write about education and teaching, provide tips for teachers and lesson materials, and blog about educational technology. I also offer my tutoring services via the blog. I am passionate about teaching and I have many thoughts and opinions about pedagogy, education, and social issues. I believe that our education systems need a major revolution to be fit for the challenges that humanity faces in the 21st century. That is why I decided to write about it.

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