We have been renting a flat in Munich since one year already and we pay monthly 590 euros for the "Miete" + 150 euros for the "Nebenkosten", which as far as I knew were the costs for heating and water (we pay the electricity bill separately). A few weeks ago we got the heating and water consumption indicators read, so now I received a letter from my landlord with the annual "Abrechnung", and he is claiming 200 euros extra!
In the bill, the amount for water and heating consumed was far below what we have paid during the year (we were actually hoping to get some money back from them), but now they want to charge us a lot more for some additional stuff like ground taxes, garbage collection and other community expenses (Hausmeister, cleaning personal, ...) that are not specified in the contract and have been added to the "Nebenkosten", so that in the end we still own them 200 euros :S
Is this normal? What would you do in this case?
Thank you very much.