Posted at 08.10.2020 | | in Aktuelles, Berlin Real Estate Talk, Berliner Immobiliengespräche, News
12th Live Event | Meet the Expert
The new brokerage law in Germany. What you should know as a buyer or seller.
Interview with the expert: Lawyer Sven R. Johns
Subject: The new brokerage law 2021 will come into force on December 23, 2020. All new brokerage contracts that are concluded from this point on must comply with the new commission regulations. These regulations include that the seller and buyer must each pay one half of the commission if the real estate agent works for both parties. Also, many flexible commissions that the previous brokerage law allowed will now be prohibited. (https://datenschutz.immobilien/buch-maklerrecht-2021/)
In the live chat on October 27, 2020, lawyer Sven R. Johns and CEO Achim Amann discussed the following topics:
- What agreements are required with the seller?
- What kind of contract do real estate agents have to conclude with buyers?
- What does an effective commission notice look like in the exposé under the new brokerage law?
- How does the brokerage contract with a seller have to be phrased under the new law?
- Which agreements with sellers and / or buyers no longer work under the new law?
- Where does the scope of the new brokerage law end?
About the expert: Lawyer Sven R. Johns
The main focus of Sven R. Johns’ practice is real estate law, especially brokerage law and everything that relates to it. He has more than 20 years of experience in all legal and practical areas relating to real estate. He worked as an advisory lawyer for a leading association in the real estate industry and was the general manager of the German IVD real estate association until mid-2012. In addition, he held a board position in the European umbrella association for real estate professions CEI for 18 years.
His journalistic activities as co-editor of the yearbook “Real Estate”, author of various specialist books and for real estate industry magazines and online media, ensures attention and in-depth knowledge of all important trends and developments in the real estate industry.
Sven R. Johns is a speaker at seminars and specialist conferences, at the → Immobilienverband IVD, of which he is an honorary member. He also speaks at at specialist real estate academies. Sven R. Johns works closely with the → ZEB Business School , where he also teaches.
What are the “Live Events | Meet the Expert”?
The “Live Events | Meet the Expert” are free video chats with experts from the real estate industry. Here tenants, landlords, owners, buyers and everyone who is interested in the topic of “living in Berlin” can participate. Since it is sponsored by Black Label Properties, the experts are available to answer your questions free of charge. You do not have to be a Black Label Properties customer; you can register via email by filling out our form and asking your questions. You will then receive the access link for the video conference. To participate, you need a computer or smartphone and internet access. The camera and sound remain switched off during the video chat. That means you cannot be seen or heard. However, you can see and hear the experts and can also ask questions live in chat.
If you would like your personal data (first and last name and email address) to be deleted after the conference, please send us an email with the information. We will not share your information with third parties.
The questions are collected before the event. Mr. Achim Amann will moderate the program and pose the questions previously sent to the experts.
Frequently asked questions:
How does a video chat work and what do I need to know?
We use the software Zoom. We have our own company account there so that your data cannot be viewed by third parties. Participants in the conference will receive an access code and a link beforehand. You only need a computer or smartphone, but no microphone or camera as you do not become active yourself visually or via audio. But you are welcome to enter questions online in chat.
What questions can I ask?
There is a separate topic every 14 days. The experts come from the real estate industry and each expert stands for his area. Example: Specialist lawyer for tenancy law for questions from tenants and landlords, specialist lawyer for building law for building owners, specialist lawyer for administrative law for building applications, financing broker for building finance, etc. Please inform yourself in advance about the experts and their skills.
Why does Black Label Properties offer this?
In addition to our brokerage activities, we manage and rent out apartments and apartment buildings. Clients often ask the same questions. We are also often confronted with things that cannot be properly answered by an estate agent or property manager. These questions concern, among other things, legal or tax aspects. But also financial issues related to housing and real estate are asked.
Some of our customers shy away from costs and the effort to contact the experts. But that is a mistake. Especially when it comes to your apartment, your home or your retirement, you should collect as much information as you can. In times of “social distancing” appointments with such experts are not easy to get. We want to lower the hurdles for everyone here so that more people can get professional information and get specific questions answered.