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German council confiscates six apartments to help ease migrant housing shortage – and owner will have to pay five-figure renovation bill
By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
- Six apartments in city of Hamburg have been handed over to council trustee
- Properties will now be renovated and rented out to tenants of the city’s choosing
- Owner will be forced to pick up the bill, which is thought to be a five-figure sum
- Move is the first time residential buildings have been seized in Germany
A German council has started confiscating privately-owned apartments to help ease an acute housing shortage made worse by migrants.
Six flats in the city of Hamburg, which has seen thousands of refugees and migrants arrive over the last two years, were handed over to a city-appointed trustee at the weekend, local media reports.
The houses, located in the central Hamm district, will now be renovated and rented out to tenants of the city’s choosing against the will of the owner, who will be billed for the work which is estimated to cost a five-figure sum.
The apartments have been vacant since 2012 according to local paper Hamburger Abendblatt, which was translated by right-wing think-tank Gatestone Institute.
Hamburg was already struggling to provide housing for its 1.7million residents before migrants and refugees began arriving en masse in 2015.
City officials started confiscating commercial properties and converting them into housing the same year, as up to 400 migrants were arriving per day.