evictions“You politicians earn so much that you can afford to own your own home”
In the middle of the housing crisis, the National Council agrees to an accelerated termination procedure if the landlord needs it for his own use. That doesn’t go down well in the 20 Minutes community.
Despite the acute housing shortage in cities, the National Council accepted an initiative by the FDP on Tuesday afternoon, which is intended to speed up and simplify the termination procedure for a tenancy due to personal needs. This is intended to relax the requirements for accepting urgent personal needs. In addition, tenants who have been evicted are to be granted fewer rights in the future so that they can leave their apartment more quickly.
SP and Greens resisted – but in vain. “This is an attack by the landlord lobby on the balance between landlords and tenants,” railed Green National Councilor Florence Brenzikofer. The Federal Council had also spoken out against the new rules. Next, the Council of States will vote on the initiative.
“Politics has completely lost touch with reality”
A large part of the community considers this approach to be wrong. “It’s all just absurd,” comments reader Miketyson. User Ezlef85 takes a similar view: “Wanting to pass such a law in a housing crisis shows that politics has completely lost touch with reality.” And user Fluzy thinks: “I wonder how many parliamentarians are owners themselves and would benefit from it.”
He is not alone in thinking that politicians are in a privileged situation. User blacktomcat is also annoyed: “You can talk well! You earn so much that you can afford property. You don’t even know what it means to be a tenant!” User mamsimamsi writes: “As always, the small, hard-working people in the low-wage sector have to suffer. There should be more cooperative housing. Politicians have to work for this – and not for the fact that you have to sleep under the bridge even faster.”
“It is clear that the owner’s own needs take precedence”
But there are also readers who support the majority of the National Council. “That’s basically correct, because the apartment does not belong to the tenant,” says user IQ151. User Susu63 also finds: “Finally a step in the right direction. Bravo!” And user Sand-ra writes: “What’s that howling about? It is absolutely clear that the owner’s own needs take precedence. If I own a house or an apartment and would now like to live in my own property, I am entitled to do so as the owner.»
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