If you have a direct contract with a gas supplier, you can be happy, then the parent state supports a rebate. You can also determine exactly the amount of the one-time payment in your case. The exact amount you paid as a deposit in September 2022 will be refunded to you.
However, the situation is different for apartment buildings with central heating: here there are usually no direct utility contracts, but the owner or manager is an intermediary. In these cases, the supplier only knows the consumption of the entire building.
In these cases, the one-off payment must be credited to the tenants’ operating costs account in December 2022. Nothing changes in the distribution key, the gas costs are to be distributed to the apartments as usual.
In concrete terms, this means that the state will also take over the heating cost deductions for tenants in December. So instead of passing the costs on to the tenants, as is done in many cases, this time there is money credited by the landlord.