What means Service charge?

For service costs, you must take into account additional costs in addition to the basic rental price. All service charges must be stated in the agreement. This way you know whether the landlord must provide certain services and this is on paper.

Example of service charges

Examples of service costs are gas, water and electricity, or for cleaning public areas, such as company canteens or corridors in collective buildings. Other less common service costs include chimney sweeps, window cleaning, security, kitchen installations and cleaning costs.

Owners of real estate">commercial real estate often ask for an advance. The landlord is obliged to provide an annual overview of the services provided and the service costs spent.