If you rent an independent student apartment with HiCondo, you’ll pay a monthly fee for service costs in addition to the rent. The service costs consist of the ‘actual’ service costs of € 75, which count towards the amount used to determine rent subsidy, and an additional amount of € 70 for heating, water and connections. The total amount of service costs is € 145.
This amount is an advance, which should be paid in advance per month. After a year the final account is created, based on the actual use. It can occur that you will have to pay an additional amount, but you could also get some money back. Finally, HiCondo may decide to reserve a part of the advance for future expenditure or to improve the services.