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Expenses In Rental Housing: Who Has To Pay?

The government of USA wants to promote housing for rent, as well as the VP, as a way out of the crisis. At the same time that the offer of apartments for rent grows, so do the doubts of the tenants in Internet forums.

It is common to see doubts about who pays the expenses generated by rental housing, either vpo or free: community expenses, the ibis or home insurance. In the case of an IPO, it must be borne in mind that rental agreements are entered into under the urban leases law and are subject to the legal regime established therein.

If the contract does not include anything, the general expenses of the home (community, swimming pool, promotions, garages …) must be paid by the owner of the house. However, you can pass them on to the tenant as long as it is agreed and signed in the rental agreement. Likewise, individual services such as electricity will be paid by the tenant unless the parties agree otherwise.

Regarding the cost of the works must be differentiated between those that are conservation and wear. Among the first would be all that lead to preserve the appropriate habitability of the house (leaks, cracks …) and will be paid by the owner. On the other hand, the small repairs produced by the wear and tear in use (breaker) must be paid by the tenant.

The arbitration court, a company that uses the Arbitral System to solve problems, recalls that when there are matters of free disposal that are agreed in a contract and signed by both parties, then they can not be considered ” abusive ” since both parties reach an agreement. “Also, in these cases are services that the tenant is enjoying,” adds.

However, what he considers abusive is that the owner should pass on the home insurance to the tenant, “since the insurance holder always has to be the owner of the vpo,” the arbitration court clarifies. Therefore, it is vital to negotiate with the owner the lease contract so that it does not include this type of expenses.

According to the state housing plan 2009-2012, in the top, there is a maximum annual rent, which will be 4.5% or 5.5% of the maximum legal price that the protected house would have if it were put on sale, according to the duration of the lease contract is 25 or 10 years, respectively.

The arbitration court warns that with this stipulated annual rent limit, the landlord can charge the tenant the maximum and “put in absolutely everything he wants, such as community expenses, Sydney plumbers costs, garbage fees or home insurance although this can be removed because it is not an obligation that corresponds to the tenant “

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