• Get a free valuation and sell your property at the best conditions: here.

€ 0 to € 3,500,000

More Search Options
We found 0 results. View results
Your search results

Get a valuation and sell your building in community preservation areas of Berlin


Advices, Answers and Strategies


Our international team will valuate and sell your property at its best price.

Invest-AB: your best partner to sell your property under protection in Berlin.

+49 30 40 633 051

Receive a free valuation of your property.


Our experts in Berlin are at your disposal.

Sell your property in Milieuschutzgebiet of Berlin

The Berlin “Milieuschutzgebiet” is a decree to protect the tenant. While selling your building in the community preservation areas in Berlin, you shall respect precise rules.
Our real estate agency Invest-AB defends your interests as a seller. Our experts will sell your property troubleless and efficiently.
You will take advantage of our experience on the Berlin real estate market.

100 % free valuation

Personalised and professional service

Your experienced partner

How can I sell my property in the community preservation areas in Berlin?

Your questions – Our answers

Which reglementation should I take care of?

While selling your building under preservation areas in Berlin, you are submitted to the current protection decree. The district has a pre-emption right on your property. And has two months since the repection of the selling contract to decide to buy or not your property. The buyers will receive a preventive stipulation, in which the district will dismiss from its pre-emption right, only if the buyers will submit themselves to specific conditions. For example, the transformation of buildings into joint ownerships has to be approved by the district. Furthermore, the modernisations and the renovations before the selling has also to be approved.

Our real estate agency knows the current reglementation of the Berlin sectors of the community preservation areas. You will take advantage of our great expertise in theses themes. Our real estate agency has an important network of experts and could recommand you to competent persons. At each step of the selling process of your housing, we will be by your side in a personal and professional way.

(More informations in: “What are the rules in a zone under protection?”)

How will go the valuation of my property?

While evaluating your property, we would take in consideration the protection and the regimentation around it.

In a zone under protection, you can only renovate your property as long as you respect the “current arrangement”. It means in which state is your property and the individual housings. In this cas the current rent has a crucial role. The buyer has a restricted place and is submitted to the autorisation of the district to transform the building into joint ownerships. It is more difficult to sell this type of good to usual investors, also because the district takes advantage of a pre-emption right, which makes the decision more complicated to organise. The possibility to receive a pre-emption stipulation and the requirements that it includes should be considered attentively.

While selling your property with our agency, you will take advantage of our sectorial exeperience and a free and profesional commercialisation. Moreover, we do know the criteria with importance and we are able to valuate your property at its best price. Our SWOT-Analysis permit us to give you a valuation of your good in consideration to the current market.

Who are the customers targeted by a property in those areas?

While selling your building located in community preservation areas in Berlin, you shall consider the right customer group.

The sale of your property to classical investors is more complexe in the case of a building that has to follow the Milieuschutzgebiet regulation. For this reason, it is essential to consider the right group of person to commercialise your property. Mostly, these persons are those interested by a “Buy and Hold strategy”. They will buy a property under this regulation and keep it on long term. The buyers shall be precisely informed about the preventive stipulation. All eventualities for the buyer shall be considered, like the discussion of the terms for dividing the building or the other conditions like refurbishing units or common areas.

We have a large customer network and we know those interested in these types of property. Our real estate experts will create an interface between you, the buyer and the district. We will build the perfect sale strategy, which will be adapted to your property.

What is an effective sell strategy for a building under protection in Berlin?

You will need the adpated sale strategy to sell your property in the best conditions. It should especially consider the best preparation, such as the analyse of the property and of the local market. Our agency offers a “SWOT-Analyse” model, which concentrates the forces and the weaknesses such as the opportunities and the risk of your property. Our experts will read all the relevant documentation on your property and will give you the valuation in an effectively and professional manner. The potential buyers will be informed about the selling of your property through an effective marketing. It will be adapted to your needs, if you are looking for a large, a targeted or a discret diffusion.

An effective strategy takes care of an appropriate price, based on the study of your property.

Invest-AB - Your real estate agents in Berlin - Property valuation & Selling


Our real estate agency organises the sell of your property in those community preservation areas in the best conditions. We will elaborate together the most appropriate sell strategy in order to sell your good at its best price and to the right buyer.

From the valuation of your property until the signature of the selling contract, we will be by your side at each step of the process.

We already have taken care of such cases and successfully sold them.

Understanding Berlin’s “Milieuschutzgebiet”

According to the evolution of the real estate market of Berlin, decrees have been created to face social exclusion (“sozialen Erhaltungsverordnungen”). To fight against this exclusion, the protection “Milieuschutzgebiet” has been created. It is concerning certain buildings and it is applying specific rules and obligations for the owners.

(You will find other informations under the question: “Which regulations are to respect regarding those properties?“)

The attribution conditions for the “Milieuschutzgebiet” to buildings has been described in two documents:

  • The decree on the protection of building (“Milieuschutzverordnung”)
  • The development plan (“Bebauungsplans”, § 172 Abs. 1 Satz 1 Nr. 2 BauGB)


  1. The admnistrativ persons from the district request for an investigation. Its results will indicate if the protection should be given or not.
  2. If the results are positive, a justified and detailled request to designate the protection is given to the District council (“Bezirksverordnetenversammlung”, BVV).
  3. Once the council will have given its validation, the adminsitrative head organises the protection.

The tenant do not have any right to say in matter in the decision of attribution of the protection. Nevertheless, according to the § 173 Abs. 3 Satz 2 BauGB, they can be heard.

In October 2018, 50 zones are under the “Milieuschutzgebiet”. The district of Pankow have the most highest number of zones under protection, and has 13 today. At the second place you will find the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg with 9 zones. They are 7 zones under protections in the districts of Mitte, Neukölln and Tempelhof-Schöneberg, 3 in Treptow-Köpenick and 2 in the district of Lichtenburg and Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.

For the informations in the precise places where are the zones, we invite you to have look on the website of the City of Berlin.

Which regulations are to respect regarding those properties?

1. Autorisation conditions for the construction operations: Genehmigungsvorbehalt für bauliche Vorgänge (§ 172 Abs. 1 Nr. 2 BauGB)

This autorisation takes care of the constructions and renovations for buildings in the concerned zones. It concerns extensions and transformations, such as the demolition and the change of use of a building. The reglementation has to protect the current population from expulsion. It is not precise if the expulsion has already happend or if it is expected. It especially concerns all construction operations, which could have consequences on the increase of the rent.


A demolition will be studied in only one case: when the maintain of the building in the current conditions is no more possible. Therefore, the current state and the possibilities of evolution will be attentively studied. When the conditions are really unappreciable for the buyer, the economical reasons will be reconsidered.

Transformation/Development (§ 172 Abs. 4 Satz 3 BauGB)

The possibilities to transform or develop your proprety under conditions are limited. Nevertheless, the “current standard” of your property will not be a problem. In fact its definition is very complex. The reglementation will apply to properties for personal use (Art. 14 Grundgesetz), and this personal use is protected for 7 years (§ 172 Abs. 4 Satz 3 Nr. 6 BauGB). The adptation of the property to the minimum condition for energetical consumption have to be considered. In the zones under protection it concerns created buildings such as those to be planed.

Change of utilisation

The purpose of the protection is to guaranty housings to people already living in the district. Therefore, it is easy to transform commercial locals into place to live in. But the transformation from living places to commercial areas is much more complicated.

2. The pre-emption right in the preservation zones (§ 24 Abs. 1 Nr. 4 BauGB)

In the community preservation zones, the pre-emption right of the district on the buildings is legal. It does not concern ownership housings neither building leases. The district is dismiss from this right according to the fact it takes or do not take the part of the buyer in the selling contrat. The prescribed time from this pre-emption right is two months since the reception of the selling contract by a qualified notary.

No pre-emption right for construction plans (§ 26 Nr. 4 BauGB)

The regional court of Berlin has decided that a property with a construction plan will be exempted from any pre-emption right as long as the selled property respect the current legislation. This decision will be confirmed by the court held.

Land transfer without any pre-emption right

The reglementation on the pre-emption right is legal for the selling of a land such as the selling of a property. Therefore, you shall be informed on all the other forms of land transfer.

3. Preventive convention

The preventive convention is an opened and legal contrat, regularly sent to the potential buyers of properties in those areas. In this document, the district concerned surrenders its pre-emptive right – on the condition that the buyer will respect requirements. For example, the buyer will have to renounce to a property for personal use or partial property, the construction of balconies or a lift, plan’s modification or reconstructions.

It could also be the same case for energetical renovations, when the reglementation imposes it. The buyer usually engages himself for 20 years and he will have to submitt to the legislation. Its obligations will be notified in the land register and he will have contractual penalties in case of infringement. Nevertheless, the buyer do not have to submit to requirements that are over regulations. If the district refuses to cooperate, the buyer could assign him in front of the adminstrative tribunal.

4. The reglementation about the transformation / modifications (§ 172 BauGB)

The transformation of a rented housing into an owner unit has to be approved by the district. If the transformation is approved, the tenant has an exclusivity of 7 years to buy the unit. This reglementation protects the tenant already installed in the housing. The owner could have the possibility to split the building only when economical consequences on the owner can not be deny.

5. Reglementation on the rents

In the zone under protection, the reglementation of the rent (“Verordnungsmieten“) are taken as reference value to decide if the rents after renovations will still be justify or not. It also permitt to verify if an exclusion will happen or not. This transformation is problematic in a legal way such as about the “current state” obligation.

Our valuation of the buildings in the preservation areas


Niels Schnatz

Managing Director – AB Real Estate GmbH


Under the word “service”, we consider ourselves as professional partners to sell your property in Berlin at its best price. Our real estate experts will advice you and work with numbers and facts. We organise and verify all the relevant documents for the selling of your property to market your estate at its best price.


As a real estate agency with French-German roots, we take advantage of an international customers network. We regularly inform our customers by mailing and newsletter. In order to sell your property at its best price, we filter our potential customers and will target our customers to sell your property. The real estate experts will organise visits of your property in Berlin.


With your agreement, our real estate experts will conduct the selling negotations with the buyer. All points of the contract will be discuss between both parties. Our real estate agency organise the coordination with the notary and organise the redaction of the selling contract. Our relation is based on a long term vision, we are at your side from the valuation to signature of the selling contract.


  • Redaction and production of a complete and exhaustiv documentation in German, English and French
  • National and international network
  • We will recommand you an “Off-Market” strategy


  • Photography of your property by a professional
  • Marketing for our local and international targeted custom
  • In option: utilisation of innovativ drone technology


  • Development of an individual selling strategy
  • Regular follow-up of the sale
  • Coordination and realisation of visits of the property
  • Organisation of the negociations
  • By your side at each step of the processus
  • Other services (notar, lawyer, handwork …)


Our real estate experts study the real estate market since 2012 and have a long term vision. Our real estate agency is specialised on the Berlin real estate market, and knows the local datas. You could sell your property in a professional, free and in a conform to the market.


You will take advantage of our extensive Know How. Our real-estate experts will create a profesional and clear documentation on your housing. We market your property, if it is a flat, a building or a Loft, with a fitting marketing and sale strategy according to your needs. It could be on-line and off-line, locally and internationally, discreetly or extended. We find the perfect buyer for your property. Besides, we show your property in its best light, with a professional photographer and an exposé into German, French and English.


Our international team has an important expert-network in Berlin. While you need a notary, a lawyer, an architect or a handworker – we will introduce you to the person you are looking for. You will be in the best conditions to buy your good in a quick and successful way.

+49 30 40 633 051

Short talks and fast decisions.


Our experts in Berlin are happy to answer your questions.

We sell your property at its best price.


  • Surface: 73m2
  • Price: 450.000 €
  • Location: Kreuzberg
  • Surface: 55m2
  • Price: 219.500 €
  • Location: Neukölln
  • Surface: 63m2
  • Price: 338.000 €
  • Location: Prenzlauer Berg
  • Surface: 58m2
  • Price: 310.000 €
  • Location: Kollwitzkiez (Prenzlauer Berg)
  • Surface: 176m2
  • Price: 730.000 €
  • Location: Schöneberg
  • Surface: 202 m2
  • Price: 790.000 €
  • District: Wilmersdorf


Reviews from owners who trusted us in selling their properties.

  • Sam H. (Berlin & New-Zealand)

I’m so chuffed that I decided to go with a real estate agent in the end and more so feel very lucky to have worked with Jean and Niels! It was a little bit daunting having only a limited time to sell my beloved apartment and the process surrounding it but Jean took the reins like a pro and I really appreciated his warm and friendly manner. It was also really wonderful making a nice connection with the buyer and to know that the apartment was going to a good home. (Excuse the pun!) Thank you very much chaps! : )

  • Orla C. (Dublin, Ireland)

I was dealing with Jean Boudin in Invest-AB and found him and them fantastic in every way. Efficient, highly proficient, communicative and responsive. I trusted them from the moment I made contact with them and they certainly did not disappoint. I would highly recommend Jean and Invest AB personally and will work with them in the future…and I recommend you do too. You will be in good hands!

Thank you very much Jean and Invest AB, for everything.

  • Garnett B. (Manchester UK)

I met Jean and Niels from AB invest for the sale of my apartment in Berlin. They are professional and efficient. Being based in the UK, I need someone I could trust and deal with the sale. They did more than enough I would recommend Invest-AB to any overseas seller for peace of mind.

  • Laura M. (Berlin, Germany)

Very friendly team. We were able to sell our property in Charlottenburg to a French family. From the evaluation of the property through the purchase process, everything worked very well. Especially personal contact and fast communication were a very important factor for us.

Contact us to arrange a personal meeting

+49 30 40 633 051 – contact@invest-ab.com

Address: Lychener Straße 2, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

Our agency delivers a premium service for sellers and buyers. We provide a free valuation of your property in Berlin and in Germany. Our team will be at your side through all the steps of the selling process, from valuation till the signatures by the notary as well as for the the handover of the keys.

Take contact with us today. We are looking forward to helping you in your project.

Get in touch with us today for a property valuation at no cost for you.

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Your phone (required)

    Message : give us more details about your property (required)

    By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.


    Compare Listings