Germany Confiscating Homes to Use for Migrants

Germany Confiscating Homes to Use for Migrants
"A massive attack on the property rights"

by Soeren Kern • May 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

  • In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities confiscated six residential units in the Hamm district near the city center. A trustee appointed by the city is now renovating the properties and will rent them — against the will of the owner — to tenants chosen by the city. District spokeswoman Sorina Weiland said that all renovation costs will be billed to the owner of the properties.
  • Similar expropriation measures have been proposed in Berlin, the German capital, but abandoned because they were deemed unconstitutional.
  • Some Germans are asking what is next: Will authorities now limit the maximum amount of living space per person, and force those with large apartments to share them with strangers?

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10352/germany-migrants-property-rights

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