Housing: what are the options in the face of huge fee reminders?

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Whether you are a renter or co-owner, the settlement of fees can be a matter of dispute. Fee statement, verification, share rating review, lawsuits… Here’s everything you need to know if you feel wronged by your new fee settlement account.


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– If he is accommodated by a tenant, he can first request a breakdown of the breakdown of fees.

PUSH regularization of fees it can be painful. The tenants of HLM housing in Mylhúzé have bitter experience with this. “Already last year, 800 euros in fees, I was surprised. But 1,700 euros is not even an increase, but extortion. We are blackmailing the tenants”testifies to one of them France 3, reports RMC Conso, June 17, 2024. In fact, Mulhouse Habitat is asking for significant sums. The lessor justifies them by the increase in energy prices. However, the resident may feel that the fee regulation is not fair. Then he has a chance to turn around.

If the accommodation provider is a tenant, he can first request a breakdown of the fees. This action is free and must be done within six months of receiving the fee settlement letter. If it turns out that no error has occurred, tenant after that, he can demand a payment period from his owner. On the other hand, if the resident believes that he has been wronged after the checks have been carried out, he can send a registered letter with a request to correct the note. Secondly, it is convenient to approach ka consumer protection association and then take legal action. Indeed, the court may be asked to set aside the settlement of charges and even order the owner or landlord to pay damages.

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How can you challenge fee regulation if you are a co-owner?

If the resident is a co-owner, the procedures are slightly different. First, he can contact his administrator to request the details of the settlement of charges. It must be stated on the said document general charges (insurance, building maintenance, etc.) and also special fees (elevator, shared heating, etc.). Just like a tenant, a co-owner can request a payment schedule for their bill. If, on the other hand, he believes that this or that expense does not need to be paid, he can ask for a review of the stock prices or suggest a competitor to a service provider that charges too high prices. If the discussions do not bear fruit, it is possible to turn to justice.

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