Annual Report 2019

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44 Financial Liabilities from Tenant Financing

Accounting Policies

Financial liabilities from tenant financing include tenant financing contributions. The financing contributions relate to the contributions collected from tenants in Austria for subsidized apartments. These are reimbursed upon the termination of the rental contract following the deduction of a depreciation amount. The amount refunded can be collected again relating to new tenants. As these are generally rental contracts that can be terminated at any time, these liabilities are reported as current liabilities.

Financial liabilities from tenant financing also include maintenance and improvement contributions deposited by tenants (EVB). These contributions are paid by tenants in Austria to finance the costs associated with modernization work. The payment depends on the age of the building and must be used up for modernization work within 20 years of their receipt. Otherwise, the contributions have to be refunded to the tenant.

First-time recognition is at fair value. Subsequent measurement is at amortized cost.

The financial liabilities from tenant financing as of the reporting date include € 117.7 million (Dec. 31, 2018: € 118.3 million) in tenant financing contributions. In addition, the financial liabilities from tenant financing include € 44.5 million (Dec. 31, 2018: € 42.5 million) in maintenance and improvement contributions deposited by tenants (EVB).

Maintenance
Maintenance covers the measures that are necessary to ensure that the property can continue to be used as intended over its useful life and that eliminate structural and other defects caused by wear and tear, age and weathering effects.
Fair Value
Fair value is particularly relevant with regard to valuation in accordance with IAS 40 in conjunction with IFRS 13. The fair value is the amount for which an asset could be exchanged between knowledgeable, willing parties in an arm’s length transaction.