The Leipzig Mietspiegel 2016 was adopted by resolution of the Council on 15 November 2017. The new rent index is regarded as a qualified rent index and represents the local rent prices. The qualified rent index must be adapted to market developments every 2 years and must be updated every 4 years. Courtly the qualified rent index has a higher probative force with the penetration of rent increase demands. In order to counteract the rapid rise in rents in Leipzig, it was decided in February 2018 that the rent cap would be lowered from 20% to 15% within three years.