Rent brake overturned in bavaria – what does it mean for tenants and landlords??

Rent brake overturned in bavaria - what does it mean for tenants and landlords??

On wednesday, the munich regional court overturned the bavarian rent control law in its original form. The rent cap ordinance passed by the state government in the summer of 2015 was not sufficiently comprehensible, a judge ruled.

If – as in munich – the rent brake applies, the prices for re-rentals may be a maximum of ten percent above the local comparative rent. Two tenants from the city center of munich had therefore tried to sue their landlady for information about the rent of their premises.

In june 2017, the plaintiffs failed before the munich district court because the court considered the mitpreisbremsenverordnung to be unlawful. This ruling has now been confirmed by the district court.

Report: Intel faces competition from qualcomm

report: intel faces competition from qualcomm

At this year’s consumer electronics show in las vegas, qualcomm boss paul jacobs will for the first time present notebook pcs that run on his company’s chips, reports the financial news agency bloomberg. At the same time, intel, traditionally the market leader in PC chips, is currently making inroads into qualcomm’s traditional market: also at CES, intel CEO paul otellini plans to present the first smartphones with intel’s new chips.

For years, the world’s largest chip manufacturer, intel, has been trying to conquer the growing market for smartphones and small, mobile internet devices with its processors. According to estimates by the american linley group, the business with devices such as tablets and smartphones and the corresponding chips will grow by 40 percent to 29.9 billion dollars in sales by 2015. To date, apple is the market leader for tablet computers with its ipad – and uses chips based on the technology of the british chip designer ARM.

For a long time, intel was at a disadvantage in the mobile market compared to providers such as the mobile specialist qualcomm or other ARM producers, who are developing much more energy-efficient chips. Even microsoft is now going new ways to not miss the mobile train. While the software manufacturer had relied exclusively on the intel hardware platform with its x86 processors for decades, the company now also wants to run its new windows 8 on ARM chips.