Update on the Written Form Requirement for Rental and Lease Agreements: What You need to Consider – and What is No Longer Relevant

    August 2015

    The German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) has confirmed and adjusted its jurisprudence concerning the statutory written form requirement for rental and lease agreements in two new decisions (decision of 17 June 2015 – XII ZR 98/13 and of 22 April 2015 – XII ZR 55/14).