Service charges

Next to the bare rental price, your landlord can charge other costs. These are called service costs. This consists not only of electricity, water and gas, but also of the use of the refrigerator and such. The service costs function as a reimbursement for the costs that your landlord makes to grant you the services. It is not allowed for a landlord to make a profit for the service costs he charges you.

The landlord has to provide you an annual bill of the service costs to determine whether the total amount corresponds with the monthly payments you make for the service costs. This bill needs to be provided within six months of the end of the year (so your bill for 2015 should arrive before july 1st 2016). If the costs are lower than your monthly payments, the landlord will have to pay back what you paid too much. If the costs are higher than your monthly payments, you will have to pay the amount that is still required. When your landlord does not provide the bill or charges costs that are not allowed to be charged to tenants, Huurteams Nijmegen can help you to determine the amount of the service costs and retrieve the amount that you paid too much.

Did you not get an annual bill or do you suspect your landlord included costs that should not be paid by you? Submit your case and we will retrieve the annual bill from your landlord and check it free of charge!