Again trouble between tenants and landlords due to the correct distribution of costs following distribution keys are possible: – living – and space – number of people – rental or residential units – consumption and causing acquisition – co-ownership in the lease should be regulated, are distributed according to what scale the operating costs to the tenant. With the exception of the costs for heating and hot water, are distributed according to the provisions of the regulation of heating costs, the landlord may freely agree to the allocation key for the operating costs with its tenants. Caution is advised in the formulation. Because: The selected key is unintelligible, leads to the ineffectiveness of the operating expenses. If a condo is rented out, not on the basis of basic tax bill issued for the apartment property tax can be, if the distribution is determined after living in the rental agreement (BGH WuM 2004, 403). In this case should be expressly agreed that the property tax for basic tax bill will be killed. Unless you have no distribution key agreed in the lease, must be brought to living space.

This is legally prescribed for stimulated apartments. A different distribution key has been applied already, so it remains generally. The agreed or have chosen key can be changed easily. This is only if a corresponding agreement was reached with the tenants. Should the costs for water, sewer or garbage is to be billed after consumption, the landlord may convert the distribution key on consumption-related expenses. Consumption acquisition devices are available, the cost – must be distributed at least in part – to read consumption values. In water costs this obligation but only, if all homes with water meters are equipped. They are missing in an apartment, may be be added to after living space.

You have to be specified in the settlement the distribution key for the entire property and the tenant exercise. Be more Distribution key used to designate all allocation keys and, if necessary, to explain. The landlord is obliged to present on the basis of the total cost of ownership for the property and to clarify which distribution keys for individual positions, he used and calculated as the proportion for the tenants. By Thomas Trepnau previously appeared: expect your tenant – operating costs, the second rent, the secret of the damp wall – reduction in rent, more money with rent increases, asset protection and wealth accumulation, with real – estate buy a House and get more out, what hut and plaice are worth real estate review -? Company description the author Thomas Trepnau offers Academy for landlord, property managers, owners, brokers, real estate financier and other real estate companies individually customized corporate training courses as well as operators such as the Chambers of Commerce and industry – based seminars and the German real – estate. Also books appear regularly in the Publishing House of the company to the Seminar topics. By combining books, trainings, courses and seminars, Thomas Trepnau offers its customers optimal solutions at reasonable prices and guarantees to high quality in terms of timeliness and practicality. The training courses and workshops are carried out throughout Europe. Company contact: Thomas Trepnau PO box 101028 93010 Regensburg Tel: 0157 72085852 E-Mail: Web: