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Boiler maintenance and small repair

Hi all

I have a query about my boiler located in the kitchen - does the rental agency automatically organise a de-kalk and maintenance for the boiler or should I call them to inform them that it is overdue? Is this included in the Nebenkosten?

Also, I have a built-in fridge with small freezer compartment and the door had a flip handle which has broken - I can still close the door but I can see there is ice build up and really it should be changed. How should I go about this? Just change it or should I inform the rental agency and they will sort it out? I assume I will be billed for this, right?

Thank you for your advice.
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Re: Boiler maintenance and small repair

As far as paying for any necessary descaling the boiler or the repairs to the fridge door, it is almost certain that you are responsible. Here is one of the standard rental contracts which you can paste into google translate: http://www.meierpartner.com/Allgemei...gungen-HEV.pdf Paragraph 5b says it all. There may, however, be a ceiling on how much you have to pay for these so-called small repairs. It depends on what exactly is in your contract.

As for the duty to organise the maintenance of the boiler, it is not so clear. My boiler at home should be descaled at 6 yearly intervals. You could ask the rental agency about the maintenance schedule.
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