Auer Witte Thiel inform about landlord and tenant Amendment Act Munich, January 2013: the Bundestag approved the tenancy law changes planned already for a long time on the 13.12.2012. With the landlord and tenant Amendment Act, the housing rent law is updated. Auer Witte Thiel lawyers explain the most important innovations. The draft amendment of the law of tenancy handled four control complexes: Contracting, energy modernization, action against Mietnomadentum and unfair dismissal in the conversion of rental in condominiums. For the first time, there are rules for the contracting, so the energy-saving heat supplied by external providers with the new landlord and tenant Amendment Act. In the future, the landlord needs more no consent of the tenant, to upgrade prerequisite to contracting is however, that the transition will be cost-neutral. For example, this means that the costs for the changeover can then be transferred to the lessee if the Contractings its heating and hot water costs do not increase.
Thanks to the new law conversion for the landlord is much smoother, so Auer Witte Thiel. Auer Witte Thiel welcome innovations to the energetic upgrading a further point concerns the energetic upgrading of rented building as a contribution to the energy revolution. Thanks to the new regulations, benefits as well as loads of energetic modernisation evenly on tenant and landlord are distributed. A rent reduction can be claimed in the future only after 3 months creating incentives for investments for the landlord. As with all renovations the landlord can kill again every year up to 11% of the modernisation costs on the rent according to applicable law.
Continue modernisation measures are easier for the landlord, that when justification is now sufficient to rely on standard values. Sometimes expensive expensive expert reports are no longer necessary.