Update on Duty to Maintain Property Condition Under Tenancy Law and in Real Estate Leasing

    June 2015

    On 18 March 2015, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – BGH) laid and confirmed the new groundwork for assessing the validity of maintenance clauses under residential landlord-tenant law in not one but three decisions. Here we provide you with an update concerning the duty to maintain the condition of leased property under residential and commercial landlord-tenant law as well as current information on real estate leasing contracts.