In a year the celebrations to celebrate the Basic Law will begin; it will then be 75 years old, and much will be praised and glorified. A celebration warning in advance: Too much incense blackens the saint. There are sentences in the Basic Law that are spectacular on the one hand, but are also spectacularly disregarded on the other because politicians do nothing to enforce them. The spectacular sentences then spectacularly come to nothing. At the top of the empty sentences is the constitutional sentence that property obliges and its use should serve the common good at the same time. It’s called a social bond – and home ownership is a particularly important example of the public service obligation of property and its contempt.