Smart Living: Future barrier-free building and living

When you’re still young, healthy and active, you don’t even think about architectural barriers. Although many building aspects in your own apartment, house or in public spaces may be impractical, there are hardly any architectural barriers that cannot be overcome. However, things are different if you have a disability, or once you get old, or when you are out and about with small children.

Raising rents – how much is acceptable?

Once a tenant hears the bad news about an increase in the monthly rent, heated discussions often follow. Disagreements about renovations which are then used to justify an increase in rent is an issue of tenancy law which arises again and again. Here’s an overview of the ground rules to keep in mind when dealing with this complex issue.