READ ME FIRST - Apartments and Housing forum (THIS IS NOT THE PLACE TO ADVERTISE!) Basic information about renting accommodation in Switzerland
- links to official sites, rulings and points of law on housing. How to rent a home in Switzerland for Dummies
- an excellent Thread. The first post is packed with basic information, tips and links. Tips for success in flat hunting
- some very good tips. Clearly written for easy reading How do rental agencies select tenants?
- suggestions as to what can you do to improve your chances of being chosen. List of sites for searching apartments, housing and serviced apartments
- check these out before starting a new thread asking if anyone can suggest Sites to try. Lawyer explains various Legal Topics
on World Radio Switzerland - links How are room/pieces counted in home adverts? Apartment Deposit Scam Warning Craiglist Scam Warning Rubbish/Waste/Recycling
- an overview; where can I get rid of it all (without getting fined!) Mould
- mould / mold prevention and cure; official links Support and Rulings for Rentals
- Mieterverband ; ASLOCA (It is well worth Joining this Organisation). Renters' Protection Organisation
- Mieterschutz Termination of Tenancy
- Letter Termination of Tenancy
- info from the migraweb Site - End of Tenancy TERMINATION of Rental Agreement. The Official Swiss Rulings. Tips on giving back your flat
- many useful tips and things to remember about termination of tenancy and moving out EFer action taken after differences of opinion re- cleaning ruling after giving up flat
- (Mac the Knife
) non-extremist, logical account with helpful tips Checklist from Homegate
- moving in and moving out How long is the official 'life' of paintwork, floor covering etc. in a rented flat
(in German) Many aspects of Housing in Switzerland are covered here
- the pictures will help you find the section you need. (Beobachter in German) A couple of useful Threads with tips from members Best place to live in Zurich city?
- (also has some info on surrounding area) Best places to live in Basel city (and suburbs)? SwissCaution - the apartment deposit lenders thread
the list of paperwork
you need to rent a flat Tips on finding a flatshare (WG)
- a few helpful points with translations of useful words.