Beware of rent reductions the annual operating expenses provides many tenants resentment, because landlords often request additional payments, where settlement in each case should be examined closely. Author may find it difficult to be quoted properly. Special attention is required when a reduction of in rent was recognised in the period in question. The real estate portal myimmo.de explains the relationship. The gross rent by a certain percentage will be reduced in the case of a rent reduction due to defects in the leased object. This is however also apply to the statement of operating costs.
Often give landlord a rent reduction while and take into account the operating costs advance payment, the corresponding shares however during the payroll run for the entire year out of eight. According to a recent decision of the Federal Court of Justice, is in this case the tenant in law and may require an appropriate reduction. Generally the net rents, and the corresponding operating costs apply as the calculation basis. The landlord is therefore obliged, the corresponding reduction in rent in the calculation To include the cost of ownership. Only on the basis of the annual statement of accounts, it is clear whether payments are due on the part of the lessee, or if the landlord has to repay even. The German tenants Association welcomes the judgment of the Federal Court of Justice, because it creates clarity in relation to the calculation of the reduction in rent.