I have been billed communal and gas charges by my old landlord a year after moving out of my flat in Belgium
My name is Terese Lucas and I am a university UK student who used to live in a flat in Brussels. I am currently having legal problems with my old landlord there, she has asked me to pay additional charges for the flat I rented there and wanted some legal advice.
For my year abroad I lived in Brussels from Sep 2018 to July 2019, where I had to pay a monthly fee of €50 for communal charges and €30 for heating and hot water - I was under the impression this fee was fixed. However I have received an email from this same landlord in April 2020 asking that I pay an additional €400 for these charges.
As a UK citizen I am confused as to why the charges have been asked for so late and was wondering why the communal charges are so high and variable when the concierge in the building was paid a fixed wage. The communal charges have been tallied from a company called 'office des propriétaires'.
If anyone could answer my questions and let me know if they think these charges are legitimate that would be much appreciated!