Michael Anees

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  1. Higher rent because of home office?!!

    My landlord just informed me that he will charge me higher rent because he saw a laptop and 2 screens on my desk.   I have rented a room in a WG. My contract includes the room only. He came in one time and saw that i have 2 screens and a laptop.   We had a problem about the heater which didn't work. After 2 weeks, i told him that if he doesn't fix it, I would talk to a lawyer. He said I couldn't threaten him and now he will charge me more for doing home office. So how applicable is that  now during corona times and how was it before as well?   I appreciate your help, guys.
  2. Higher rent because of home office?!!

    Hi guys, Yeah he would have to prove that electricity use has increased substantially when compared to periods during which other tenants lived. Now this is a WG, so how can he prove it's my fault if the electricity bill comes too high this year?? Besides, I'm only here for 6 months. Perhaps it's the tenant before or after me that caused the problem and the annual electricity bill to be too high. It's pretty difficult to prove just because I have two screens. I talked my tenant right insurance lawyers. They almost laughed when they heard that. They said, "let him try. So...  
  3. Higher rent because of home office?!!

    Thank you, guys. I appreciate it. Yes the 3 months waiting period have passed a long time ago. I will email them and ask for help.
  4. Higher rent because of home office?!!

    I just moved to Berlin and I do have legal and rental protection insurance. Let's see. I was hoping I could just disregard what he says as unlawful, but it seems like i will need to do some paperwork, right?