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Moving out-Receipts for deduction of deposit

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I have recently moved out from my apartment in Swizerland where I lived for the last three years. Now the property manager wants to deduct a huge and very absurd amount from the deposit I once paid. I feel am getting a bit screwed over and would like to see the receipts for the costs. Do I have the right to demand to see those?


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Old 15.12.2015, 12:44
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Re: Moving out-Receipts for deduction of deposit

Yes,

One of my friends had a similar situation and eventually got the deposit back in full. She was in the German part, so the Mietverband were her arbitrators. Not sure about Ticino, if that's where you are.
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I have recently moved out from my apartment in Swizerland where I lived for the last three years. Now the property manager wants to deduct a huge and very absurd amount from the deposit I once paid. I feel am getting a bit screwed over and would like to see the receipts for the costs. Do I have the right to demand to see those?
Also, check your insurance. It seemed counter-intuitive to me, but apparently most of the deductions from your deposit for damage can be claimed against your insurance. The only exception when I claimed was that my franchise applied to each room rather than to the overall damage claim -- so if the landlord claimed that there was CHF1'000 damage in the dining room, and a further CHF1'500 damage in the kitchen, they were treated as two separate claims rather than one.

In my case, my landlord worked with me to agree to limit all of the damage to one or two incidents for the purposes of the insurance claim.

Obviously insurance won't pay for insufficient cleaning.
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Also, check your insurance. It seemed counter-intuitive to me, but apparently most of the deductions from your deposit for damage can be claimed against your insurance. The only exception when I claimed was that my franchise applied to each room rather than to the overall damage claim -- so if the landlord claimed that there was CHF1'000 damage in the dining room, and a further CHF1'500 damage in the kitchen, they were treated as two separate claims rather than one.

In my case, my landlord worked with me to agree to limit all of the damage to one or two incidents for the purposes of the insurance claim.

Obviously insurance won't pay for insufficient cleaning.
Insurance claims are based on a per incident basis, so unless both rooms were damaged by fire, then the damage probably occurred at a different time.
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Insurance claims are based on a per incident basis, so unless both rooms were damaged by fire, then the damage probably occurred at a different time.
But I have children. They're like one enormous, long, protracted incident. It's hard to say where one incident stops and the next begins.
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