Apartment renting to asylum seekers possible
The District Court Laufen decided that apartment owners may rent their apartment to asylum seekers – regardless of whether it was decided by majority in a owners´assembly to ban an apartment cession to asylum seekers (judgment of 4 February 2016, 2 C 565/15 WEG in: Immobilienwirtschaft 05/2016, page 46). The cession of (residential) property to asylum seekers is a permissible residential use. Furthermore, the use of the room use is not a greater burden and / or disturbance to the joint ownership than renting it to other groups of people. The court also decided that no overcrowding is existent if eight adults live in a 92 m² apartment.
Cost participation with new balcony installations
The District Court of Cologne decided in 2015 as judgment that in case of demolition and reinstallation of balconies in a community of owners, also property owners that do not have a balcony must participate in the costs – insofar as the declaration of divisional does not contain a regulation to this (judgment of 8 May 2015, 215 C 133 / 14 in: Immobilienwirtschaft 05/2016, page 46). The reason for this is that the constructive elements of the balcony are necessarily a part of the joint owenership. Source: https://www.sueddeutsche.de/geld/recht-so-fluechtlinge-ins-haus-1.3056719