Especially among private landlords, rent is not split in basic rent and service costs. The rent then classifies as a so-called all-in rent. This type of rent is not allowed, since it is impossible to establish which part of the rent is attributable to basic rent costs, and whether or not excess payment needs to be reimbursed to the tenant at the end of the year. To split an all-in rental rate into basic rent and service costs, the tenant may file a written request to the landlord. If this request remains unanswered by the landlord, the tenant may start a splitting-procedure at the rent tribunal. In this procedure, a total rent is often established for the residency in question in which 55% accounts for the maximum basic rent.
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