The rent must be paid monthly, in advance, before the first of the month. The rent consists of two components, basic rent an a deposit on service costs.
- Basic rent
The basic rent is the price you pay for the exclusive use of your room and any common rooms.
- Service costs
Service fees are contributions for additional supplies and services. Among other things, the service charges include gas, water and electricity and minor repairs. They also include gardening and garbage removal. When signing the tenancy agreement, you receive a specification of the service costs. The amount you pay monthly as a service charge is a deposit. The charges are set annually, based on the actual costs incurred, calculated per calendar year. If the actual costs are lower that the deposit amount, you will receive a refund. It seldom happens that you would have to pay an additional amount.