What should you be aware of in relation to your consumption in the lease?
1. Payment for the actual service
Your landlord is NOT allowed to make money on your consumption. The money you pay should only reflect your actual consumption.
2. Consumption accounting
Your landlord MUST make an annual consumption report regarding each individual utility. If this requirement is not met, you are entitled to get your money paid for your consumption refunded.
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3. Separate meters in the lease
If your landlord has not set up individual meters that measures your electricity and water consumption separate from the other residents, he is not eligible to charge a-conto payments.
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4. Rules regarding the consumption statement at the end of the year
There are some formal requirements for the consumption statement the landlord must obey:
- The statement must be delivered to the tenant, no later than 4 months after the end of the fiscal year.
- Time/date for the tenant to receive the consumption statement
- Tenant’s share of the total expenses
- Tenant’s opportunity for objection
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5. How to object the consumption statement
If you pay too much in a-conto or the landlord doesn’t obey the form requirements or deadlines for the consumption statement, this is considered invalid. In these cases, you are entitled to receive a refund for the utility related to this.
You must object within 6 weeks after receiving the consumption statement. If you object to the statement, your landlord is required to bring the case to the rent assessment committee. If he does not, he loses his rights on for the extra payments he demanded you to pay as the tenant.
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This topic can be very complicated as a tenant. The above is to be seen as a general guidance and not as downright legal advice. We always recommend that you contact us to ensure that you get the proper necessary legal advice that is relevant for your specific case.
You can get help with this topic but also any other matters you may have. Unfortunately, we see many tenants that are being deceived. Often, they miss out on a lot of money – anything from a couple thousands to 30-40,000 kroner. Imagine what else you could spend the money on.
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