It is important to know what is home maintenance in advance what costs and what the tenant to the landlord. We install the most common maintenance here in a row. The list below is the most common distribution of costs between the tenant and landlord. It is obvious that a different distribution in the lease has been agreed.
Following costs are usually borne by the landlord
Roofing (as well as the chimney)
Painting the outside of the house
Major repairs to floors
Replacement of facilities such as heating, gas pipelines and power lines
Repair of wells, cesspools, sewers, pipes
Plumbing fixtures (toilet, water heater, bathtub, shower, sink)
Following costs are usually borne by the tenant
Cleaning and maintenance of the sidewalk snow
Maintenance of equipment (boilers, burners)
Standard landscaping (hedge, ride off grass, weeding)
Repairing broken windows (unless the defects resulting from force majeure, e.g. Gas explosion in the neighborhood)
Maintenance of floors (parquet, vinyl,) and walls
Fireplaces indemnify (chimney sweep)
Repairing leaks (if not result from old age)
Standard maintenance of the electrical system (plugs, fuses,)
What about mandatory repairs?
The home is only obliged to undergo repairs as urgent as is gherstellingen
Broken water pipes
Replacing roof tiles caused by storms
For most of the home maintenance relating to the improvement of housing, the vehuurder the consent of the tenant needed (e.g. when replacing a porch,). If the work does not exceed 40 days, the tenant is not entitled to compensation. Second, the tenant can demand compensation in the form of reduction or elimination of the rent and this for a month or more.
What a conflict?
There is always the possibility that a discussion occurs between tenant and landlord over who should bear costs of repairs or repairs that the landlord does not run late. To avoid the conflict to peace can be brought to justice some steps you should follow the opportunity of a solution
Please contact first by telephone and see if a solution was coming without the threat of registered letter or legal action.
As a tenant: bring the landlord written notice of the defect (preferably registered) and the explicit request as soon as possible to resolve.
Keep this in writing because otherwise the possibility exists that the landlord make the tenant liable to the late notifying the defect and therefore, the situation worsened.
As a landlord, send a letter (preferably registered) with the request for home maintenance purposes.
If this letter cannot give the tenant themselves undertake the repairs and deduct bee drag of the lease. Note: If the landlord was not informed that it has not got enough time to repair itself an effective manner, is wrong you get in legal terms. So as a tenant to use this method should only be in urgent cases.
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