The common costs include all the costs related to the upkeep of the building, including but not limited to the following:

  • Building representative’s fee
  • Cleaning
  • Waste removal
  • Lighting and heating of common areas
  • Insurance for the building and apartments (the latter only provides cover for the property itself)
  • Caretaker services
  • Lift maintenance, emergency rescue service
  • Boiler maintenance, boiler operation
  • Maintenance of garage doors
  • Concierge service
  • Servicing of the trees and plans on the frontispiece
  • Vindication of the playgrounds, the park between the buildings, square

The common costs do not include the heating and hot water supply of the apartments, but since these are provided by the central boiler, settlement is also performed by the building representative. In practice, this takes place in a similar way to the settlement of electricity consumption. The building representative reads the heat meters and hot water meters every month, and bills each apartment based on consumption.