Have you received a regulation bill of your consumption from the landlord? Here are 5 tips on how to calculate and how best to respond to a payment from your landlord.
1. What is due to the regulation bill?
If you receive a regulation bill, it’s important that you firstly consider what this bill is due to. Your landlord is only entitled to a regulation bill if his money received from a-conto payments can’t cover the actual consumption. Therefore, look at your consumption and your monthly a-conto payments and evaluate if these matches each other.
2. Does your landlord even have a claim at all?
According to the Danish rent act, you are required to install independent meters for water and electricity, respectively, if the landlord is entitled to charge a-conto payment. If the landlord has neglected this task, he can’t require that you as a tenant pay a monthly contribution and, for the same reason, he is not entitled to a regulation bill.
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3. Has your landlord adhered to the complaint manual in the Consolidated Financial Statements?
There is a specific requirement for the landlord that he must include in the consumption balance a guide to the possibility of objecting to the consumption regulation. If the landlord doesn’t provide the tenant with this information, he loses the right to charge a regulation bill. According to the rent act the landlord in the consumption accounts must clearly inform the tenant about the possibility of objecting to the consumption balance.
4. The landlord does not pass the complaint to the Housing Appeals Board
Have you complained about the consumption accounts and the landlord didn’t do something about it?
Under the rent act, the landlord is obliged to file the case before the rent committee within 6 weeks, after the expiry of your 6-week deadline, to the consumption accounts. If the landlord does not file the matter to the rental board before the expiry of that period, the landlord loses the right to charge the payment. Keep in mind that your objection to the consumption balance must contain a statement of reasons.
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5. Is the consumption account timely?
The last tip regarding regulation bill deals with the deadlines in relation to the consumption balance. The rent act imposes strict formal requirements, for example, as a tenant, you must receive the consumption account at the latest 4 months from the end of the financial year or show that he awaits the balancing from utilities. If the landlord does not comply with the deadlines, the landlord does not have the right to demand a regulation bill by you as a tenant.
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