Housing subsidy Permit for self-use

If you want to use subsidized housing yourself, leave it empty for more than three months or use it for other than residential purposes, a permit is required. This is granted under certain conditions.

identity card Proof of the income of all persons who wish to move into the apartment (e.B. proof of income to be completed by the employer, last income tax assessment/declaration and last tax-recognised profit or proof of tax assessment for traders/self-employed persons). Required evidence will be requested from the competent authority.

A permit for self-use can be granted if the person entitled to dispose of the property himself fulfils the requirements for the issuance of a housing entitlement certificate. See also description of "Wohnberechtigungsschein Ausstellung". A permit to leave vacant beyond three months can be granted for two reasons. On the one hand if a renovation or modernization is to be carried out and on the other hand if a rental is not possible and also an exemption from occupancy and rent control would not lead to a rental. Authorisation to use the dwelling for purposes other than residential purposes can only be granted if there is an overriding public or private legitimate interest; the competent authority shall decide at its dutiful discretion. It may require an appropriate monetary compensation or the granting of ties of the same value to other housing.
You can submit the application to the competent authority in person or in writing.

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