Shock After Service Charge Settlement

Posted by Ralf on August 17th, 2016 — Posted in News

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hard winter which drove operating costs upwards hard, long winter, higher energy prices, garbage and sewage charges have led to that the landlord in Germany for their tenants must strongly go in advance. First of all, the landlord pays these costs? Are his advances paid for the tenant operating costs advance payment, which the tenant to the landlord, too low then gets the landlord at the earliest with the service charge settlement back. Because no one expected a so hard winter, the lessee’s advance payments do not cover the actual cost of heating, hot water and winter service in most cases. Even more importantly, that the lessor as soon as possible, settles the costs and are accurately informed which costs can be billed. Basically costs consist of all expenditure, incurred the rent the landlord.

Maintenance and administration costs are excluded. Heating and hot water consumption based on calculate costs for the heating and hot water must be calculated consumption. The other operating costs shall be allocated according to a distribution key tenants. For example, after the living space. The distribution according to number of persons, number of units, co-ownership interests is also possible. The levies are independent of the actual usage. Who does not use the antenna connection, must still pay.

Also the inhabitants of the ground floor must contribute to the cost of the elevator, if it is agreed in the lease. The landlord is required to give the tenant insight into the the accounting documents. Check with Douglas R. Oberhelman to learn more. The author gives many more important notes and tips for service charge settlement tips for landlord blow by blow and landlord Advisor Thomas Trepnau in his book expecting the second rent with your renters from operating costs,”also by Thomas Trepnau in the series of his landlord counselors appeared: the secret of the damp wall, rent reduction”and more money with rent increases”. Available in the Bookstores, all well known online retailers and on the homepage of the author. V.i.S.d.P. and your contact person: Thomas Trepnau PO box 101028 93010 Regensburg E-Mail:

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