Renovation at the Excerpt

Renovation at the Excerpt

An excerpt from an apartment or a commercial object is always tied to obligations. With the written, effective termination and clean sweeping of a leased property is often not a final transfer of rooms and keys to the landlord possible. In the case of an extract from rented rooms, these are generally to be returned in the same way as they were received as new tenants years ago.

Lease agreement - leased property and rent

A leased property must be provided by the leasing company in a usable condition , The usable condition is always based on the purpose agreed in the contract for which the leased property was rented. In an apartment this means that walls, doors, radiators and all other installations must be in good condition. In return for the proper transfer of use, the renter pays the rent agreed monthly.

The renter, who also moves out of a rental property once again, must carefully maintain walls, doors and radiators. This includes a regular renovation during your stay. Even when moving out, these renovations, the so-called beauty repairs, may be due. Legally, the landlord is actually responsible for these cosmetic repairs. The landlord may however pass these on to the tenant contractually.

Clauses in leases for beauty repairs

The Federal Supreme Court has in some recent judgments created new standards for the beauty repairs that are often formally agreed in the leases. If a rental agreement provides for fixed deadlines for the cosmetic repairs, these are in principle ineffective. This means that a clause that requires a complete cosmetic repair after each rental period is always ineffective. Because these repairs are often not fully necessary in an extract. After a rental period of one or two years, it is certainly not necessary to repaint the radiators. But even a determination to charge only a specific craft business for the cosmetic repairs is fundamentally ineffective. Any artisan gifted and carefully working tenant may wallpaper the walls of a flat itself with a neutral wallpaper or paint in white. There is nothing wrong with a proper repair done by the renter.

Condition of the rental property

In the case of an excerpt, it only depends on whether the apartment is still in a habitable condition. If the apartment is in individual areas or even completely worn or completely worn out, then the tenant is obliged to put the apartment in a usable condition. If a tenant has taken over a flat but unrenovated, he may hand it over again after the move. For reasons of proof, this should always be recorded in a handover protocol. Even if the clause on beauty repairs in the lease should not be effective, the renter is not completely exempt from the repairs. As a rule, without an effective clause, he is obliged to renovate all worn-out parts of an apartment, to renovate it himself, or to pay the landlord a sum for the cosmetic repairs.

Elements of the renovation on moving out

To the Repairs include repairs to walls, ceilings, doors, door frames, radiators and, if necessary, floors. Windows, doors and sanitary facilities must not be damaged. All renovations must be done in neutral colors. The Federal Court of Justice has ruled in one of its recent judgments. The moving out tenant should leave the apartment as he would like to find her as a new tenant. In new leases landlords and tenants should therefore seek to agree on an effective clause on the beauty repairs. So dispute is excluded from the beginning. Rigid deadlines, the manner of execution and the establishment of a specialist company are always ineffective.

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