‘Eigentum verpflichtet” translates as “Property entails obligations”.
This is Article 14 of the German constitution and it’s one of the chief reasons why Germany is a nation of renters.
Just 46 per cent of Germans own their own homes, the lowest proportion in the European Union. Most people - single people, couples and entire families - live peaceably and comfortably in rented accommodation, under leases that protect them and allow...
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