Home » News » How to find a cooperative apartment in Hamburg

How to find a cooperative apartment in Hamburg


Affordable living space in Hamburg is rare – a look at the different cooperatives can therefore be worthwhile. Housing cooperatives were set up to provide their members with affordable housing. In Hamburg, the share of cooperative apartments is around 14 percent, and rents are on average 20 percent below the rent index. In a cooperative there are no tenants, but users. By purchasing shares, each member is entitled to a certain degree of participation. The MOPO gives an overview and introduces twelve cooperatives.

Non-profit building cooperative Bergedorf Bille eG

Housing stock: 9288 apartments

Average price per square meter: 7.88 euros net rent excluding charges

Cooperative shares: One share costs 150 euros, each member can purchase a maximum of 20 shares (3000 euros), the purchase of shares depends on the size of the apartment.

Waiting period: There is no average waiting time. It depends on the supply, the demand of the members and the wishes of the interested party. Apartments are also rented to interested parties who are not yet a member.

Search for offers: The application is submitted using a form on the website. Suitable offers will then be sent.

Bauverein Reiherstieg eG

Housing stock: 1543 apartments

Average price per square meter: 7.04 euros net cold rent

Cooperative shares: A share costs 155 euros, the purchase of shares depends on the size of the apartment, on average twelve shares are acquired.

Waiting period: There is no average waiting time. There is no waiting list. In connection with renting an apartment, new members are accepted.

Search for offers: The offers are published on the website and on popular online portals.

Eisenbahnbauverein Harburg eG

Housing stock: around 3200 apartments

Average price per square meter: € 6.65 net cold rent

Cooperative shares: One share costs 160 euros; an average of 15 shares are acquired for a three-room apartment. There is also a one-time admission fee of 60 euros.

Waiting period: That depends a lot on the apartment you want. The search for 3.5 to five room apartments is currently limited. New members are only accepted in the course of a new rental.

Search for offers: The apartments are listed on the usual online portals. There is also the possibility of submitting an apartment application via the website.

You might also be interested in:Building cooperatives – Here you can still live cheaply in Hamburg

Housing cooperative from 1904 eG

Housing stock: 3720 apartments

Average price per square meter: 7.99 euros net cold rent

Cooperative shares: One part costs 150 euros, plus an “entry fee” of 30 euros. The number of compulsory shares depends on the size of the apartment, equipment and location. The average value of the member’s shares is between 1,800 and 3,750 euros. There is an annual dividend of currently four percent on the shares.

Waiting period: This depends strongly on the apartment you want. Applicants will no longer be accepted in coveted city districts in the inner city area. Members’ children and grandchildren under the age of 18 can also become members without renting.

Search for offers: by phone, email or in the office. Interested parties can then fill out an application form with their accommodation preferences. Information is available on the website.

Housing cooperative KAIFU-NORDLAND eG

Housing stock: Around 5000 apartments

Average price per square meter: EUR 7.69 net cold rent

Cooperative shares: One part costs 52 euros. The number of compulsory shares depends on the size of the apartment and the location. On average, 47 shares are acquired when a new one is rented.

Waiting period: Currently, new members are only accepted in connection with a new rental. There is an exception for minor children of members. There is no waiting list.

Search for offers: Basically, the apartment offers can be found on the website, occasionally also on online platforms.

Building cooperative free trade unionists eG

Housing stock: Around 7,700 apartments

Average price per square meter: 7.48 euros net cold rent

Cooperative shares: One part costs 150 euros. The number of compulsory shares depends on the size of the apartment. As a guide, you can expect around 45 euros per square meter.

Waiting period: In certain parts of the city the waiting lists are closed. New members are only accepted in connection with a rental.

Search for offers: A prospect’s questionnaire can be filled out on the website with the accommodation requirements. If a corresponding apartment becomes available, it will be offered. In addition, apartment offers are published on the website and the usual portals.

Bauverein der Elbgemeinden eG

Housing stock: 14,116 apartments

Average price per square meter: 6.59 euros net rent excluding charges

Cooperative shares: One part costs 51.13 euros. Basically, 20 shares must be acquired. Depending on the size of the apartment, additional shares are added.

Waiting period: The demand for apartments is high. The waiting time varies depending on what the prospect wants to live in.

Search for offers: Interested parties can enter their exact living requirements on the website and receive suitable offers. If there are not enough interested parties for an apartment, the offer is also advertised on online portals, but this is currently rarely the case.

Hansa Baugenossenschaft eG

Housing stock: 9776 apartments

Average price per square meter: 7.94 euros net cold rent

Cooperative shares: One part costs 50 euros. The shares required when renting are staggered according to the number of rooms, starting with 30 shares for a one-room apartment.

Waiting period: New members are only accepted in combination with a rental. The waiting time varies depending on where you want to live, with some it only takes a few months to sign.

Search for offers: The apartment application is submitted digitally via the website. Housing offers will then be sent.

Altonaer Spar- und Bauverein eG

Housing stock: 6963 apartments

Average price per square meter: 8.50 euros net cold rent

Cooperative shares: One part costs 150 euros. The number of shares to be acquired depends on the size, location and furnishings of the apartment. In existing buildings, the amount of the shares is around 50 to 70 euros, in new buildings around 75 euros per square meter.

Waiting period: The waiting time depends heavily on the wishes of the tenants. A prospective tenant becomes a member when he rents an apartment. New rental requests are being made for some of the residential complexes.

Search for offers: The apartment request is submitted digitally via the website. The apartment offers are published on the website.

Housing association Hamburg from 1902 eG

Housing stock: 2697 apartments

Average price per square meter: 8.30 euros net rent excluding charges

Cooperative shares: One part costs 150 euros. The value of the average shares is 2300 euros. The amount depends on the size of the apartment and the age of the property.

Waiting period: Rule of thumb: the smaller and more decentralized the apartment, the shorter the waiting time. New members are only accepted by renting.

Search for offers: Apartment applications are possible at any time via the website.

Allgemeine Deutsche Schiffszimmerer-Genossenschaft eG

Housing stock: 8969 apartments

Average price per square meter: 7.50 euros net cold rent

Cooperative shares: One part costs 150 euros. The average value of the shares is 2400 euros. The amount depends on the age of the house.

Waiting period: This is variable and strongly dependent on the district. As a non-member, not all residential complexes have the option of being placed on a waiting list. Only those who rent an apartment can become a new member.

Search for offers: It is best for non-members to come by in person and fill out an apartment application. However, the office is currently closed due to the pandemic. Information is available on the website.

Building cooperative dhu eG

Housing stock: 4342 apartments

Average price per square meter: 7.96 euros net rent excluding charges

Cooperative shares: One part costs 75 euros. The number of shares depends on the nature and size of the apartment. The range is between 20 and 130 shares.

Waiting period: New members are only accepted in connection with a new rental, with the exception of spouses and underage children of existing members. There is no waiting list.

Search for offers: Apartments that are offered to interested parties without a membership can be found on the website or on real estate scout.

Leave a Comment