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Advise on the best way to sublet

I am looking to sublet my apartment, and I was wondering if anyone who has done it before, can recommend the best methods for finding tenants, and also on drawing up a contract
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Old 18.02.2013, 09:40
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Re: Advise on the best way to sublet

You can buy a proper legal rental contract here with 2 blank examples where you simply fill in the names and addresses, at most stationery shops. Look for a Papeterie.

Advice? Ask for at least 2 months deposit, put it in a Bank Sperrkonto for this purpose (Also known as Mieterkaution and Mietergarantie) Make an inventory. Make a written handover protocol. Even lawyers have been known to not pay the rental, trust nobody. Add a copy of the house rules to the contract.

Lots of stuff, but it is easy to be disappointed, better to be prepared.
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Re: Advise on the best way to sublet

you can just download these papers:
just google untermietvertrag schweiz.
find tenant: ronorp.net, EF, wg-zimmer.ch
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Re: Advise on the best way to sublet

Join your local Mieterverband/Asloca - they are the experts in these matters. They can provide legal advice and example contracts for a very small fee.

If you're not already well-versed in Swiss tenancy law, you need either the assistance of these guys, or a lawyer of your own. The mistakes you make otherwise can be very expensive indeed.
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Old 18.02.2013, 17:20
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Re: Advise on the best way to sublet

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I am looking to sublet my apartment, and I was wondering if anyone who has done it before, can recommend the best methods for finding tenants, and also on drawing up a contract
Do you own this apartment or are you renting this and then subletting a part (room) out?

If the latter, best to check with your landlord or rental company.
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if you sublet while its not your apmt immediately ask/inform landlord as if you dont you can get in serious trouble that could lead to that youll be kicked out! landlord can help on that contract. if its your apmt pay 98 chf to mieterverband.ch and let them help you. its the annual fee but its worth it.
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Re: Advise on the best way to sublet

Thanks very much for the advice, especially on the contract. Looks like there's going to be a bit of admin involved as I suspected. Cheers
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Re: Advise on the best way to sublet

And be prepared for the subletter to have a dodgy background or to refuse to hand the keys back so your deposit is lost
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his deposit is lost? only if he does not request a deposit from the subletter. i dunno but id check if a deposit account can be opened up as to cash that back happens on contract based criteria like a normal lease contract. thats what i had as my first flat was a sublet.
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