As a result of general price increases (inflation), fixed sums of money are at risk of declining in value over time, because as prices rise, the same quantity of goods and services can no longer be obtained for the given sum of money. Valorisations are designed to protect against the devaluation of fixed amounts of monetary claims. They relate to agreements (indexation clauses) in rental, lease and other contracts, in accordance with which ongoing payments or an amount owed are valorised by a factor that maintains the purchasing power of the money.
The index calculator (available in German only) allows you to carry out escalations yourself. Please note, however, that this service is for calculations only. Legal issues and ambiguities (e.g. whether a contract or rental costs comply with current legislation) cannot be answered in conjunction with the index calculator. Neither is it possible to provide any information regarding how long or indeed whether valorised amounts may be applied retrospectively. Please consult a lawyer, notary or a consumer organisation for further advice on these issues.
To use the index calculator, first choose between Verbraucherpreisindex, Baukostenindex or Baupreisindex. Then select either the index calculator or the threshold index calculator.
Please consult our German Website for tables containing further information.
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