In principle, it is possible to apply for a rent allowance for dwellings with a rent below the limit of the rent allowance (€ 737.14: reference year 2020). Please make sure that you meet the conditions that apply to rent allowance. More information can be found here:
Which service costs are included?
You pay the service costs to your landlord on a monthly basis. The service costs are usually included in your rental agreement or in the letter about the annual rent increase. It concerns one or more of the following service costs:
costs for cleaning of common areas
energy costs for common areas
costs for the caretaker
costs for service and recreation rooms
For each type of service charge, we add a maximum of € 12 to the rental price, even if you pay a higher amount. This means a maximum of € 48 in total.