The standard reference book ‘Handbuch der Mietnebenkosten’ (manual on additional expenses for rental properties) provides a comprehensive overview of all issues pertaining to additional expenses for tenancies in residential and commercial properties. This manual provides the reader with basics such as utility cost agreements, calculation standards and invoicing. Different additional expenses from wastewater to central heating are discussed in detail with reference to a broad range of case law.
References to general tenancy law, such as how to handle additional expenses upon reduction or termination, and procedural issues complete the picture. The German Federal Court has made many landmark decisions on the law regarding additional rental expenses since the previous edition of this book. The new edition takes account of this extensive additional case law and discusses the consequences.
The book was published in its 14th edition by Luchterhand Verlag and has 534 pages.
The author: Dr. Michael J. Schmid, Munich, formerly a judge at the High Administrative Court of Bavaria, is one of the primary experts in the area of law regarding additional expenses for rental property.