Tenants' Association President Lukas Siebenkotten criticized that it was "incomprehensible at all" that the Federal Ministry of Justice did not implement the plans for tenant protection from the coalition agreement. "More than a year has passed and nothing has happened." Meanwhile, rents continued to rise sharply and politicians are doing nothing to protect tenants. "They are fooled, their problems are not really taken seriously," said Siebenkotten of the "Bild" newspaper.
The SPD consumer protection expert Zanda Martens was also annoyed that Federal Justice Minister Marco Buschmann (FDP) refused to implement the agreements of the coalition agreement. "On the subject of tenancy law, of all things, he obviously misjudges the enormous importance for millions of tenants in Germany, a land of tenants," she told the newspaper. After more than a year in this coalition, Buschmann has not even presented a first draft law with which the central agreements from the coalition agreement on the subject of rents could be implemented.