Ok, I've trawled all the threads on Rent reduction, but to no avail. Or at least I don't understand the responses.
I've got a specific query regarding " Mietzinsvorbehalt lastet".
I've applied for a rent reduction, as per the recommend method discussed in all the other threads. No problem. But I got a response back saying I wasn't eligible, because:
"Leider profitieren Sie nicht von einer Mietzinssenkung, da auf ihrem aktuellen Mietzins ein Mietzinsvorbehalt lastet."
The figure they provided are:
Mietzins basiert auf Referenzzinssatz: - 239.25
something else 2
aktueller Mietzinsvorbehalt: + 201.05
Admittedly, this is our first rental in CH, and we did it in a rush (we had to pack and move in 4 weeks). I missed this particular bit on the contract, or didn't give it much notice. I wish I understood the significance back then.
What are my options? Is there any way to get a rent reduction?