What is street cleaning

Garbage collection and street cleaning - who is responsible?

The costs for garbage collection and street cleaning are generally apportionable. However, landlords have to observe some regulations in order to be able to transfer the positions to the tenants.

What are the legal costs of garbage disposal?

The costs that a landlord for Street cleaning and garbage disposal are allocated to the tenant as a cost item in the utility bill, according to the Operating Costs Ordinance. The prerequisite for the allocation of operating costs to the tenant is that the landlord and tenant have agreed on the allocation of ancillary costs in the rental agreement.

The cost of the Street cleaning arise either through the fees for a public street cleaning or through the commissioning of a private cleaning service by the landlord. All costs that arise here apply to street cleaning both in winter and in summer. Excluded are the costs that arise from cleaning the house and the property. These are usually included in the cost of a caretaker.

The situation is similar with the costs for the Garbage disposal. The landlord can apportion the costs of a public or private garbage collection to the tenants according to a distribution key chosen by him. Furthermore, in the garbage disposal item, costs for a garbage chute or a garbage collection system as well as their operation can be allocated.

Costs for the Removal of bulky waste can only be passed on to tenants if they occur regularly. The same applies to cleaning the garbage cans.

As a rule, the costs of "street cleaning and garbage disposal" according to living space knocked down. However, if the landlord decides on one other distribution key and enters this validly in the rental agreement, this distribution key applies.

How are the costs properly allocated?

In most cases this will be the cost of street cleaning and garbage disposal according to living space knocked down. This means that every tenant pays a corresponding share of the total costs, depending on how big his apartment is. A tenant who lives in a 100 square meter apartment pays twice as much as someone who lives in 50 square meters.

However, if the landlord decides on a different distribution key and enters this validly in the rental agreement, this distribution key applies. It is important that the alternative form of the levy has been agreed in the rental contract. If this is not the case, the tenant does not have to bear any costs due to the formal error! It is therefore worth checking.

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