Service Charge Rental Agreement

It is easy to avoid uncertainties regarding service costs. The content of the services must be the subject of clear agreements between the tenant and the owner. This means that all parties involved must be clear organizationally, contractually and financially. From an organizational point of view, it is important to agree on how to draw up the final declaration, how long it should be made available to the tenant and how it should be approved. By contract, it is important to know what are the “deliveries and services”, for what quality and how often. Tenants can now make a well-made decision about the content and quality that are important to the business. The service fee is shown separately in the rental agreement. However, this is a non-exhaustive list. As a result, the calculation of costs in the lease is limited to an estimate of costs. For the tenant, it is therefore not clear, for the duration of the lease, what is the exact cost of a statement. Unlike housing, there is no specific legislation on service costs for office rents. There are therefore regular discussions between the tenant and the lessor about the service fee, for example on the amount of the service fee or the late final statement.

In the absence of legislation, it is important that the parties correctly define the elements included in the service fee in order to avoid any further discussion of the costs that may be charged. Service fees may increase or decrease indefinitely, but the owner can only recover reasonable fees. You have the right to go to court to challenge service charges that you deem inappropriate. Paying a fixed fee is the most convenient solution, as there is nothing more to do afterwards. You just need to make sure that the fee is not excessive compared to the actual costs. The tax on the collection of household waste must also be included in the forfeiture, your landlord can not recover them separately. You and your landlord have the right to ask the court if a proposed tax or tax is appropriate. However, the law does not define what is “reasonable.” The court reviews the evidence presented and then makes a decision in the case. As a general rule, a homeowner does not have to keep costs to a minimum. However, the law states that service rates must be “reasonable” and that, where the costs relate to work or services, the work or services must have an appropriate standard.

As the buildings and properties we own and manage are all different, the amounts charged to residents in different buildings are also. Not all services are paid through your service fee….

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