The handover of the apartment takes place at the beginning of the contract, and the acceptance of the apartment at the end of the contract.
All meters such as electricity, gas, heat cost allocator and water are read to accurately calculate the tenant's consumption. This is relevant for the annual utility bill.
In addition, the number of keys handed over is documented and the condition of the apartment is recorded in writing. If there are defects in the apartment, these will also be noted.
When handing over the apartment, tenants receive a landlord's confirmation, which must be submitted to the residents' registration office for re-registration.
Both, at the handover and at the final acceptance, the tenant must inform the electricity supplier about moving in/moving out.
At the final inspection, all keys are returned to the property management. Access to the apartment after this appointment is no longer possible. The apartment must then be handed over in a contractual condition.
The tenant’s new address must be noted for sending the pro rata utility bill and the accounting of the tenant’s deposit.