"We appeal to the federal government to extend tenant protection until the end of September," said Verena Bentele, President of the Social Association VdK, the "Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland" (Wednesday editions). However, an extension of the first aid measure does not solve the fundamental problem, since rent debts are only pushed into the future, Bentele continues.
"The rent of those affected must be covered by housing benefit or basic security," said the VdK boss. “Structurally, one would have to solve the problem of too high rents with a rent cover.” The German Hotel and Restaurant Association (Dehoga) also called for a new moratorium. “It would be of fundamental importance to extend the protection against dismissal. Hoteliers and restaurateurs continue to struggle with massive revenue losses, ”said Ingrid Hartges, general manager of Dehoga. The situation is "really dramatic", there is a lot at stake. The big property owners and real estate funds in particular would not be able to accommodate the tenants, although in the past they would have given them extremely high returns, said the Dehoga boss. "In the corona crisis everyone is challenged and should show solidarity," said Hartges. The Federal Government is asked to act. “The current protection against dismissal could easily be extended until September 30th. This would be a great help."