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Should I buy a tenanted property for own-use in Germany? A trap or an opportunity?

Buying a tenanted property can have its advantages and disadvantages. The following article will walk you through some considerations on how you can and should approach buying a tenanted property in Germany.
Nick Mulder

Nick is Co-founder and CEO of Hypofriend

Published on Oct 21, 2021 Published on Oct 21, 2021 . Updated 7 months ago

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Nick is Co-founder and CEO of Hypofriend

With property prices rapidly increasing across Germany, many investors are seeing an opportunity to sell their rented properties for a handsome profit. But where does that leave you as a potential homebuyer? Buying a tenanted property can have its advantages and disadvantages. The following article will walk you through some considerations on how you can and should approach buying a tenanted property in Germany. However, before we get started, we want to clarify that from a moral point of view it's very important to be aware of the impact this might have on potential tenants. We only support the notion of buying tenanted properties where the tenants can find similar, suitable housing.