Within the framework of the residential housing industry, we advise both private and public housing associations, as well as condominium owners associations and property developers in all energy-related matters. This includes the supply of heat, hot water and electricity by the landlord, including contracting, commercial heat supply and technical management of energy systems. Our advice is given to landlords as well as to the providers of energy-related services.
Consulting often begins at an early phase of a project, in which all preparatory background information for a decision by the executive board and supervisory board are brought together and the contractual construction for implementation is presented. Based on the analysis of the previous heat supply, risks and opportunities from other solutions are presented and, in particular, the operating cost law on the apportionability of corresponding costs is examined. In addition to the possibility of awarding the heat generation to a contractor or heat supplier, we also examine joint venture options or the establishment of a subsidiary energy company as well as the assumption of technical management of the heating systems. District heating is also taken into account, whereby different solutions to reduce costs are shown, taking into account the constraints regarding connections and use.
Following a decision by the executive board or the management on the implementation of a proposed measure, appropriate contracts are drawn up on our side, and we accompany you in negotiations with the contractual partners and communication with tenant protection associations. In this implementation phase especially, the operating cost law, the economic efficiency requirements under the operating cost law and the apportionment of costs to the tenant or the proper apportionment of costs are included in the preparation of contracts and advice. In the case of a public housing company, it is imperative to carry out an examination of the necessary compliance with, and implementation of, an award procedure both for the founding of an energy company and for deciding about a joint venture partner. In this respect, any cooperation agreements are also drawn up and coordinated between the future partners.
With the commencement of the heat supply or the technical management, consultation changes into a selective consultation on individual questions during the implementation. For example, we draw up general contractor contracts for heating systems, advise on the takeover of further energy-related services (metering and billing), devise the initial approaches to electro mobility and more recently we have implemented tenant electricity concepts.
We are happy to support you in the implementation of comparable concepts and can help you to implement the partially divergent and regularly revised legal situation for your company. We are also at your disposal for an examination of partial aspects or individual contracts in the areas of construction law, tenancy law and energy law.
Your contact person
Dr. Florian Brahms
Phone +49 (0)30 20 188 328