No. From 1 September onwards, the only part of the heating and electricity costs that will actually be paid more is the part that had already demonstrably risen in the previous months and now has to be included in the follow-up or new contract.
The increases that had already taken place differed from location to location; many halls of residence had incurred additional costs of 20 euros per place and month*.
The additional costs currently forecast for 2023 will only be paid in full by tenants with new contracts when they are actually passed on by.
We currently assume that this will be the case from January 2023.
However, the rental contracts from 1 September 2022 will be concluded in such a way that they already show the expected rental price for 2023.
This enables the studierendenWERK to react promptly to price increases that actually arise.
*In some halls of residence, the rents for other incidental costs (e.g. cleaning) have risen independently of the electricity and gas costs.
If the price increases do not occur as expected in January 2023, the principle of discounting will continue until they do.
The price increases that are forecast for 2023 will also only be incurred as additional costs for studierendenWERK from 2023, specifically presumably from January.
However, since the contracts concluded from 1.9.2022 run for one year and may not be adjusted within their term, studierendenWERK is already contractually increasing the prices, but will only implement the actual price increase when it actually occurs.
In short: We will discount all increases by a total of 60 euros until prospectively 1. January 2023.
No. The studierendenWERK is not allowed to adjust prices in current contracts. This means that price increases can only take effect once the contract period has expired. The studierendenWERK must bear any resulting deficits itself. The price adjustments for the new contracts exclusively reflect the price increases that have actually occurred for the respective place or are expected to occur from 2023 onwards.
We are not allowed to adjust running contracts. The price increases can only be implemented in subsequent contracts. The actual deficit resulting from this is borne by the studierendenWERK BERLIN. We are currently calculating that this will result in a seven-figure deficit.
No. The price increases will be felt by all of us. However, since many other landlords only apply increases in operating and ancillary costs retrospectively to the statements, these developments will reach their tenants later, but cumulatively over the year.