Tamás from Berlin-Moabit paid around 550 euros for about 40 m² of space. A bit steep, but often expats simply accept these horrendous rents, as they are used to high rents from other large cities in Europe and the USA. Not so Tamás, who checked his overpriced rent with the online calculator and was able to save 190 Euro rent per month within a short time!
With the rent reduction of rent control (Mietpreisbremse).
After reading an article about wenigermiete.de, I have decided to double check my rent as I was sure I pay definitely more as I should. After I have contacted wenigermiete.de, a team of lawyers-turned-activists working to fight the incredible rent increases, I have mandated them to contact my Hausverwaltung, and within a week my rent has been reduced based on the Mietspiegel. So now in Moabit instead of 550 euros Kaltmiete, I pay 190.68 euros less per month for a year already. In my case they have reduced to the average local rent + 10 %. Based on my understanding + 10 % is still within the legal limit. So in my case 7.48 euros/m² is the average local rent, and now with the new conditions I will pay 8.22€/m², which is exactly 10 % higher. Previously I paid 12.59 euros/m²! My rent contract is unlimited and not from a private person.
I was extremely lucky I believe. Once wenigermiete.de sent an official letter to my Hausverwaltung, they have responded positively in the next day and from the next month I have already started to pay the new decreased rent amount.
I save 190.68 euros per month, new Kaltmiete is 349.32 euros instead of 550 euros. I was really happy with the cooperation and the service of the wenigermiete.de. They speak English also, and they were also ready to help me with any of my questions. If you do not speak proper German, I can recommend you to ask some help from any of your German neighbours, when you start to fill-in the form on their website. This form help you to get a proper calculation to be able to see, what would be the legally required Kaltmiete you suppose to pay.
The cooperation was quick and effective, I really liked the function in the chat to ask for a recall. Colleagues from wenigermiete.de were really helpful and always ready to clarify all my questions during the whole procedure. I can definetely recommend the team of wenigermiete.de and wish you a successful cooperation. :)