The Bundestag has decided that from probably December 2020 it will no longer be possible for the brokerage fee to be charged to the buyer alone if the seller has commissioned the broker. If the broker acts for both the buyer and the seller on the basis of two brokerage agreements, he can in future demand a fee from both parties in the same amount. This applies to the sale of single-family houses and condominiums. Furthermore, the brokerage agreement must be in text form. A verbal agreement or a handshake is no longer sufficient.