We don’t have space, we’ll build it: Tenants of an apartment building in Dresden had to vacate their apartments at the end of February because the building was to be demolished. But now it has been revealed that asylum seekers will be given a place in the house. Is this a case of fabricating false facts for the sake of profit?
Six tenants of an apartment building in Dresden were given eviction notices on 28 February. The reason for termination was that the landlord “would be prevented from properly commercially exploiting the property by continuing the rental agreement and would thereby suffer significant losses,” therefore “the landlord had a legitimate interest in terminating the rental agreement.” There is interest.”
According to the termination letter, the building is planned to be demolished “due to its age and poor structural condition.” and “replacing it with a new, larger apartment building.”
According to a short inquiry by the AfD city council group, the house has been vacant since the end of February and, as of mid-October, no notification of the building’s demolition had been received by the Dresden Building Inspectorate. It has now been announced that the building will be used as accommodation for asylum seekers. The owner of the property, a trading company for homes and real estate, has signed a related contract with the city of Dresden, which initially runs until December 31, 2024. However, expansion beyond this would certainly be possible.
Meanwhile, apartments are being prepared for new residents; According to the city administration, it is still not clear whether families or single travelers will stay in it. The previous tenants who were evicted are said to be local German families.
The question arises whether there was ever an intention to demolish the house. If anything, at least it was not planned at the time, otherwise the real estate company would not have offered the building to the city.
When asked by Nieves, the real estate company reported: “Demolition is planned in the future.” They are currently “in the preparation phase with planners and architects”. Once this is complete, “we will submit the relevant building application and, once approved, we can begin planning for demolition.”
Is the explanation credible or were the evicted tenants deliberately deceived? The AfD parliamentary group is demanding that the city investigate the cancellation of newly concluded rental agreements. She advises previous tenants who have been evicted to take legal action.
The trading company is owned by an entrepreneur who is one of the beneficiaries of the asylum crisis. Among other things, in late 2022 they converted a party venue into a transitional home for asylum seekers, temporarily housing more than 300 people. At that time, the city administration did not provide any information about the fare and operating costs. For the entrepreneur, the rent at the expense of the taxpayer was certainly attractive.
The fact that Germans have had to make room for economic migrants and so-called refugees is not an isolated case. Even senior citizens in need of care are thrown out on the streets in the cold. At the same time, there is an ever-increasing housing shortage due to large-scale migration. Should German taxpayers from now on live in tents so that migrants can live in their own apartments at their own expense?