How high is the rent level in Rastatt? The so-called qualified rent index provides information on this. The price per square meter is calculated depending on the location, year of construction, amenities and size of the apartment. The rent index is helpful not only for tenants, but also for landlords in setting the rent.
The current Rastatt rent index is valid from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2024 and is available free of charge in the form of a brochure with a map of the area from the citizens' office of the city of Rastatt. Interested parties can also calculate the local rent themselves in the online calculator and download the Rastatt rent index.
Frequently asked questions about the rent index
How is the local rent calculated in Rastatt?
The base rent is determined by the size and year of construction of the apartment. In addition, there are certain surcharges or discounts that result from the location and equipment of the apartment and are included in the calculation.
The housing market in Rastatt is relatively homogeneous. The cheapest places to live are currently in the Riedorten and Förch districts. Rent is most expensive in the Röttererberg district.
How was the rent index created?
The data are based on a representative survey of around 3,000 randomly selected landlords conducted largely online in 2020. They were asked about the fittings, living space and rent levels of their apartments.
The rent index is relevant for apartments on the open market for which the basic rent has either been adjusted or newly agreed in the past six years. Ultimately, the rent index is based on information from 656 rental relationships. The current rent index is an update of the 2021/2022 rent index.
How long is the rent index valid?
What is a qualified rent index?
A qualified rent index - as opposed to a "simple" rent index - has been drawn up in accordance with recognized scientific principles and recognized by the municipality or by representatives of the interests of landlords and tenants. In Rastatt, recognition was granted by the municipal council of the city of Rastatt. The Rastatt rent index has also been recognized by the two largest tenants' and landlords' interest groups, the Mieterverein Baden-Baden und Umgebung e.V. and the Haus- und Grundbesitzerverein Rastatt und Umgebung e.V.
Where does the rent index apply?
- If a municipality has a qualified rent index that is no more than two years old, a landlord or landlady must refer to this rent index when increasing rents.
- Tenants can reject a rent increase if it is higher than the local comparative rent determined in the rent index.
- In most cases, the rent index helps to avoid legal disputes about rent levels. It creates transparency and legal peace for tenants and landlords.
- The rent index reflects what is happening on the market. It is not its task to steer the market.