German court: lessor of holiday apartment must include costs of final cleaning into the advertised price

The defendant advertised holiday homes at Germany’s Baltic coast in the internet where he indicated prices per week. However, only at the very end of the advertisment additional costs of a “final cleaning” were mentioned. The court (Schleswig-Holsteinsches OLG) held that the advertisment was contrary to German pricing law which requires the indication of the final price including all costs, fees and taxes.Source: Schleswig-Holsteinsches OLG press release of March 25, 2013Case details: Schleswig-Holsteinsches OLG 22.03.2013, 6 U 27/12

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