Lease Agreement and Services - What does the tenant and what does the lessor pay for?

Nowadays, I get more and more questions about what is included in the service back-up (direct debit). So what should a tenant and a landlord pay for?​

In the first place, the lease should distribute what you pay for the rent and what you pay as backups for services. Let me give an example from a lease:​

The participants of this agreement have negotiated a monthly rent of CZK 16,500 (in the words of sixteen thousand five hundred Czech crowns) (hereinafter referred to as "Monthly rent"). The monthly rent consists of the amount of own rent of CZK 13,500, and then of the amount of CZK 3,000, which prepares advances for services provided with the use of the flat, that is the cost of the supply of electricity, water, sewage, heating, lighting and cleaning common areas and lift use. This amount does not include an Internet connection.​

This is the minimum to clearly state what the tenant pays. If the tenant would have rented a parking space, the example of the lease could look like this:​

The participants of this agreement have negotiated a monthly rent of CZK 18,000 (in the words of eighteen thousand Czech crowns) (hereinafter referred to as "Monthly rent"). The monthly rent consists of the amount of own rent in the amount of 13,500 CZK, the rent for parking lot No. 37 in the amount of 1,500 CZK, and then the amount of 3,000 CZK, which prepayments for services provided with the use of the flat, that is the cost of the electric supply energy, water, sewage, heating, lighting and cleaning of common areas, lift use, lighting and parking. This amount does not include an Internet connection.​

Keep in mind that even parking spaces have their own costs and, if the tenant is using it, they should pay for all services using this parking space.
Please be very careful whether the rent is properly allocated in the contract and what is the content of the service backups. Here's what the tenant has to pay and what not.

 

services connected with the use of the flat (what the tenant pays)​

  •     Heating 
  •     Water and sewer rates
  •     Supply of drinking water
  •     Supply of hot and cold water
  •     Sewerage drainage
  •     Using the elevator
  •     Flat equipment with a common TV and radio antenna
  •     Shipment of municipal waste
  •     Illumination and cleaning of common areas in the house
  •     Supply of electricity and gas (can be transcribed directly to the tenant)
  •     Maintenance of parking spaces - lighting and cleaning (if the tenant is using this stand)
  •     Alternatively, other services agreed in the lease agreement, which are mutually agreed upon

services connected with the use of the flat (what the lessor pays)​

  •     Repairs fund
  •     Annuity payment in a housing cooperative
  •     Insurance of an apartment
  •     House Insurance
  •     Managing your home unit
  •     Remuneration of statutory

These costs must be paid by the lessor and can not be included in the lease-related services and subsequently charged by the tenant.​

 

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