The meter readings are recorded by the steward during the outgoing location descriptions and forwarded to the correct water and energy supplier. You may receive an invoice that you must pay and then receive a final statement. Ultimately, you will only be charged for the actual consumption and you may receive a refund or have to pay surplus.
Normally all repairs are at the expense of the lessor, except:
- minor repairs*;
- repairs necessary due to misuse or poor maintenance by the tenant;
- repairs that are necessary because the tenant has failed to comply with his notification obligation (unless he can demonstrate that the landlord was nevertheless aware of the necessary repairs).
The maintenance and cleaning of the house is always at the expense of the tenant
The Flemish Government has drawn up a list of minor repairs and maintenance work.
This list is not exhaustive: it does not therefore provide a complete overview of all possible cases.