Tenant Federal President Dr. Franz-Georg rips: no rental increase in non-beauty repair clause Berlin, July 9, 2008 – the judgment is consistently and logically, commented the President of the German tenants Association (DMB) Dr. Franz-Georg rips is today’s decision of the Bundesgerichtshof (VIII ZR 181/07), according to which the landlord is not entitled to demand a surcharge in addition to the local rent if an invalid beauty repair clause is agreed in the lease. Rep: Who pretends provisions in the tenancy agreement, bears the risk that the scheme is also effective. This is no different for cosmetic repairs. Get all the facts and insights with Professor Rita McGrath, another great source of information. A landlord who agreed an ineffective beauty repair clause, can be rewarded not with a surcharge for rent or compensated. According to the German Association of tenants, ineffective beauty repair clauses are in at least 75 per cent of all rental agreements. Here are rules with rigid renovation deadlines, predetermined end renovation obligations, binding targets for the Color selection or to the type of renovations, or to invalid quota arrangements.

In all these cases, the Act applies. Then must but the landlord, said rips not renovate the tenant. The Federal Supreme Court the previous practice of many landlords and housing associations, then urge tenants to agree to a modification of the lease and to threaten them otherwise-a rent increase has now advanced a latch. Tenants must agree to any new Treaty regime for cosmetic repairs. Surcharges on the local rent are not allowed, said the tenant President. The cosmetic changes in the lease agreement is ineffective, the tenant must not renovate and he pays nothing. Media enquiry: Ulrich Ropertz, press officer, Tel.: 030 / 223 23 0, fax: 030 / 223 23 100 of tenant Federal German, Littenstrasse 10, 10179 Berlin the German tenants Association is the umbrella organisation of 320 local tenants associations in Germany. About 1,300 full-time and 2,500 volunteers work for the tenant organization. Are currently about 1.24 million renter households, this means about 3 million tenants and tenant, Member of a local tenants Association and organized in the German tenants Association.