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7 Government Grants

Accounting Policies

Government grants are recognized when there is reasonable assurance that the relevant conditions will be fulfilled and that the grants will be awarded.

Government grants that do not relate to investments are regularly recognized as income in the periods in which the relevant expenses are incurred.

Expenses subsidies granted in the form of rent, interest and other expenses subsidies are recorded as income in the periods in which the expenses are incurred and shown within other revenue from property management.

Low-interest loans are government grants that are recognized at their present value within the non-derivative financial liabilities on the basis of the market interest rate at the time the loans are taken out. The difference between face value and present value is recognized as deferred income with an effect on net income over the maturity term in the line with the fixed-interest-rate period of the corresponding loans.

Where the low-interest loans are granted in the context of capitalized modernization measures, the deferred income item is reversed in proportion to depreciation, or, with investment properties that are measured based on the fair value model, over 12.5 years.

The companies that belong to the Group receive government grants in the form of construction subsidies, expenses subsidies, expenses loans and low-interest loans. In the 2023 fiscal year, Vonovia was granted low-interest loans of € 580.6 million (2022: € 109.7 million).