Recoverable charges rental: the list

Have you heard of recoverable charges? What exactly is it about? Recoverable expenses are expenses incurred by a landlord in a rented dwelling. Any owner of a rental property may require the reimbursement of advanced expenses to pay these charges. The point below.

Charges recoverable from the tenant: what is it ?

The expenses initially assumed by the lessor for a dwelling he rented are commonly referred to as expenses. These are recoverable under certain conditions and can be requested from the tenant if they fit in the box of rental charges (nature of the charges to be checked).

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What are these charges for?

The so-called rental charges are therefore a transposition of recoverable loads. They are usually requested from the tenant in order to participate in their own comfort of everyday life . Some donors want to charge charges, others pass on charges and assume that rent is already a source of profitability for them.

Examples of recoverable charges from the tenant

Among the charges that most often come up when looking for an apartment in a collective building are:

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  • elevator maintenance loads
  • the loads related to collective heating
  • cold water
  • hot water
  • maintenance and routine cleaning expenses: green areas, common areas
  • Repair costs incurred on the commons
  • taxes and charges due: removal of household waste, sweep tax, sanitation fee, etc.

What is the amount of recoverable charges?

The amount of recoverable charges, depending on whether you live in individual, collective, city or country accommodation,can be reduced from single to triple . For a tenant, he can even close certain records depending on the services chosen (cleaning, collective guarding, etc.)

For a landlord, buying housing for the purpose of renting it is often synonymous with earning money. That said, it is important to know that certain charges are considered recoverable, being annexed to the rent of the future tenant.

Not all loads can be fully recovered. Depending on how the maintenance and cleaning are done in a collective building, the tenant will have to pay all or part of it. Thus, in order to be in compliance with the law, owners must ensure regularization and obtain the best information. Depending on the case, the tenant will have to pay 75%, 40% or 100% of the expenses related to maintenance work and removal of garbage cans.

List of recoverable loads

Do you need a detail of the so-called recoverable loads, on common areas and common equipment? We give it to you here:

  • Expenditure on maintenance and repair of elevators
  • Expenditures on cold water, hot water, collective heating
  • Water Taxes and Charges
  • Cleaning and maintenance of the water pipe system: pumps, valves, gauges, taps, softeners, heating lines, etc.
  • Chimney sweep and controls: combustion, boilers, chimneys
  • Leak repairs, joint control
  • Interiors Expenditures: Carpets, Floors
  • Expenditures on dry column and garbage
  • Outside expenditure: car parks, green areas, ponds, games, etc.
  • Maintenance expenses for gutches and common evacuations
  • Expenses related to cleaning and gardening equipment

Non-recoverable loads are opposed to recoverable loads. What do they consist of?

Non-recoverable charges by the landlord

All expenses related to the structural structure of a building cannot be recovered by the owner. And for good reason: the tenant suffers more this damage than anything else. It is therefore the owner who will pay for these expenses, together with the other co-owners if the situation warrants it.

A landlord hasa legal obligation to provide decent housing to his tenant. This means that all major work to be put on the condominium and its administration must be attributable directly to the owner of the dwelling. These fees may relate to:

  • refurbishment of a roof
  • the deratization
  • a facade ravalment
  • payment of the trustee of condominium

These costs are therefore to be taken into account before buying a home, in order to have a real visibility of what will cost you your rental investment or your apartment purchase.

Condominium charges and recoverable charges

Each year, condominium charges vary . Depending on increases in maintenance, cleaning rates, or change of service provider, donors will not have to pay the same prices. This has a direct impact on the amount of expenses.

Knowing who has to pay the recoverable charges , the answer is simple: the lessor can claim a reserve or a lump sum from his tenant, payable at the same time as the rent. This lump sum amount is based on the amount of expenses for the year previous. According to the law, this provision (the amount) must appear on the monthly rent receipt. If the amount of charges increases or decreases, an adjustment will be required in order to align with the actual charges.

Regularization of loads: what is it?

Once a year, it is important as a tenant to proceed with the adjustment of charges, especially if it has been agreed that the tenant pays monthly provisions on charges. Of two things one:

  • the tenant has paid an insufficient amount of charges in relation to the actual costs
  • or the tenant has paid too many charges compared to the actual costs.

In both cases, regularization will be necessary , in order to comply with the law.

You are an owner : did you know? Regularization has a price. This amount can also be deducted and claimed from the tenant, for the adjustment of provisions upwards or downwards. If your charges have not been paid by the tenant, any lessor may request the termination of the lease and lease, for non-payment of charges.

You are a tenant : did you know? You have the right to contest the sums of the rental expenses requested from you if these are not justified by your landlord.

Rental charges can be a damn administrative puzzle. It is up to you, the owner, to take the lead in order to offer fair rates for your tenants. Every year, make the regularization after receiving the decree of owners’ accounts.