My partner and I have just rented an apartment in Triana, Seville, and I have not been at all calm with the conditions that we the landlord has put: we pay the IBI and the garbage tax. He says that it is legal and that he did so with the previous tenants. Is he right? “. In our article I have installed a heat pump: can I claim the cost from my landlord? We explained how the expenses were shared between the tenant and the landlord in the case of renting a flat.
- Specifically, the law says that the landlord is responsible for all those expenses that concern the infrastructure of the house and that allow it to be inhabited. They range from the IBI, the garbage tax or community expenses, to the replacement of vital appliances, or doors, windows, damp caused by other neighbors, etc.
- As for the tenant, they are responsible for the expenses associated with the wear and tear of the house , such as light bulbs, damage that he himself causes in the furniture, the breakage of an appliance still in its useful life, humidity in the neighbors from leaving a tap open, burns on armchairs and sofas, etc. Now, although you can demand that the walls be painted when you enter the apartment, you will not be forced to leave them painted when you leave the farm, since the law understands its wear and tear from normal use of the house, not misuse.