I am moving out of my apartment in frankfurt and they are charging me over 2000 euro to paint, sand the floor, fix tiles and clean the windows ect. This all seems very expensive and strange to me as I can clean the windows myself. What do I have to do legally? I am leaving the country in 3 weeks.A german colleague told me there is a law that if there is a certain section in my lease that includes rent rises then I dont have to pay for anything when I move out. Last year my rent was raised 100euro a month. What are the detials of this and is it true?thank you for your assistance.Eve Flaherty
Dear Customer,thank you for using Just Answer.First you have to look into your leasing contract.If it states that you have to paint and do all the stuff they are charging you for you have to pay for it.An exception is when it states that you have to do these things no matter what.Then the clause is not valid.If there is no clause in your contract then you do not have pay.A raise in the rent has nothing to do with it.I hope I was able to help.If I have helped please give me feedback
As it is all in German which part of the lease would I find it in? And what does it have to say for it to be legally binding?Also, I have a bond on the apartment. Can they charge me more than that legally or is that the maximum?
Dear Customer,thanks for replying.Unfortunately they can charge you more than the bond is.Can you mail or fax me your contractIf I have helped please give me feedback so I get credit
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I can fax it on Monday. It would be great to have you look at it. I could also take photos of each page and email it now?Would that be included in the price already quoted?
Dear Customer,yes, that would be included in the price although I would ask you to please five feedback firstI am waiting for the contract on MondayThanks
What fax number should i use? I will send it monday morning.
thank you so much for your help!
Dear Customer,zero nine four one for Regensburgfive eight four one five two two for my fax numberI have to write it to prevent it from being XXXXXXed out
Dear Customer,I have looked through your contract.The clause stating that you have to do the renovations is valid.However cleaning the windows and sanding the floor and fixing tiles is not a part of renovations, unless you damaged themYour conatract says something about grooming the floor whichdoes not include sandingIt says nothinga about cleaning the windows.The landlord has to pay for those renovations by himself.
thank you so much! you have been incredibly helpful and I really appreciate it.
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you are very welcome !
Sorry....What about painting? does it say I need to paint?
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