Amendment Act

Also do not belong to the modernisation costs the costs were financed with government grants, the pages of the Federal Office for Economics and export control and the KfW (Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau) provide information about each topics renovation, renewable energy, encouraging. Interest decrees or benefits from public authorities (insb. KfW-Darlehen) are taken into account for the benefit of the lessee. Already in the modernization announcement the landlord must call the estimated additional costs specific amounts for the expected rent increases and also after completion of the energetic modernisation. This requires a very careful planning of measures and assessment of future energy needs compared to generally accepted flat-rate values for the components used and previous costs. Exceed: actual amounts for the rent increase expected previously supplied costs by more than 10%, are can tenants, if necessary, a further increase impossible hardness reasons aside, and the funding considerably impeded the modernization. This happens quickly, if compelling DIN and VDE regulations to higher costs or delay the conversion time, which have not been followed during the planning, because without further involvement of specialized trades was planned or have been obtained cost estimates via phone or email or visit.

For this reason, it is advisable to include the tenant already in the framework of planning also for landlords. In addition to provisions for the energetic modernisation, the landlord and tenant Amendment Act already contains a number of other new, so a partial cap the rent increases, new provisions for termination and eviction from apartments in arrears with rent and deposit and the ability to an apartment through injunction, and thus to be clear before a judgment. These and other topics in the coming days as other articles follow the author. The above article reflects the insight and opinion as of the author shortly after entry into force of the regulations. It eliminates the need for a legal advice in individual cases under any circumstances and is not evidenced in particular by the case-law to the new law. A different interpretation of the rules can be excluded so due to the mentioned uncertainties. Lawyer Wiebke Meyer-Arndt