You are responsible for checking and complying with all obligations that apply to you as a host.
- Letting of entire residences
According to the regulations, hosts must have a permit for short-term rental of an entire residence.
- Main residence rentals
The law states that private individuals are usually entitled to a permit allowing them to rent out their principal residence on a short-term basis. The law does not specify how many days someone can actually rent their entire primary residence to guests.
- Second home rentals
hosts, you can apply to your district office for permission to rent a second home for up to 90 days per year. The host receives a registration number, which is attached to his permit.
- Registration number display
As of 1 August 2018, hosts are obliged to indicate the registration number on all advertisements falling within the scope of the ZwVbG.
- Non-residential premises
The provisions in the ZwVbG and the ZwVbVO apply exclusively to residential premises. Commercial premises and other non-residential premises do not require any permits or registrations under the ZwVbG and ZwVbO. In these cases, however, other restrictions and regulations may apply.
- General information
Hosts can find answers to common questions about short-term rentals in Berlin on the website of the Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing.
- Accommodation tax
In 2013, the Overnight Stay Tax Act was introduced to levy a tax on the cost of paid overnight stays in Berlin in an accommodation establishment. Please also refer to the official brochure of the State of Berlin for an overview of the accommodation tax or the city's own page on this subject.