Consumption balance – Everything you should know as a tenant

Consumption balance – Everything you should know as a tenant

What should you know as a tenant in Denmark? What are the deadlines for this, what should a consumer account accurately contain and what if the landlord does not comply with these rules? 

The content of a consumption balance - Tenant in Denmark

A consumption balance must give the tenant insight into tenants’ share of the total expenses that the tenant has paid in consumption. In addition, a consumption account must contain information about access to opposition if the tenant disagrees with the content of the consumption balance. It must be stated in the consumption balance that objections must be made in writing and within 6 weeks.

Consumption financial year

As a starting point, the fiscal year for a consumption balance is from 1 / 6-30 / 5. However, there may be other arrangements in the lease. It is therefore important to check if you want to be sure of the deadline that applies to your particular situation. An exception to this is, if the property is supplied with heat from a public supply system. In this case, the financial year complies with financial year for the public supply system.

The annual accounts for water should as a rule follow the financial year of the municipality or the waterworks. However, the landlord may choose that his financial statement follows the heating year.

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Why should you get help from DIGURA?

Every month, we help thousands of tenants both via our membership solution and our case processing. When we process the cases, we achieve a positive result for the tenants in 98% of the cases. We are here to help you who are potentially being deceived by your landlord, and you who actually want to keep the money you are entitled to.

Deadlines as a tenant in Denmark

The landlord must, as a general rule, have forwarded the consumption balance within 4 months after the end of the financial year.

Special rules apply for delivery from public utilities. In this case, the landlord must submit the accounts to the tenant within three months after the landlord has received the accounts from the facility, if that date is later than the starting point of 4 months.

The rules on these deadlines are indispensable and can’t therefore be waived by agreement.

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Being a tenant - Exceeding deadlines

If the landlord does not comply with the aforementioned deadlines, he loses his right to demand reimbursement of the tenant. If the landlord sends you a charge after the said deadlines, this will not be valid. You should not pay a late bill.

Get legal advice and avoid being deceived

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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At DIGURA we are always available and easy to reach, you have your own legal advisor, and best of all you only pay if we win your case. Therefore, it is risk free for you to get help from us.

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