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advice required when renting in basel

Please can anyone advise me what the requirements are when looking to rent in basel. We are a young couple currently renting in Rheinfelden but next year we are hoping to rent perhaps in the basel area. Both our employment contracts are German not swiss and someone has said we may have problems because when renting in switzerland we would be required to have swiss employment contracts. Does anyone know if this is the case and also what other credentials would we need to produce in order to rent an apartment in switzerland. Thank you in advance for any help and guidance.
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Are you living on the German side of Rheinfelden at the momenf?
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Re: advice required when renting in basel

You really need to have a job here. You have to apply for a visa if you are non EU. If EU you need to apply for an Aufenthaltsbewilligung.

Here the rent is high and the tax is lower. In Germany the rent is lower and the tax is higher.

If you move here you pay higher rent, and high tax when you work in Germany.
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Re: advice required when renting in basel

Hi and thank you - yes we are living on the german side and we both work for a german theatre company but next year we really want to move over to basel although we realise it will be more expensive. However, we were concerned if it meant we would have to produce swiss employment contracts to our landlord as changing jobs wouldn't really be an option.
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Re: advice required when renting in basel

Your landlord here will check that your income is 3 times the size of the rent.
It isn't going to work out for you. How about living in France?
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Your landlord here will check that your income is 3 times the size of the rent.
It isn't going to work out for you. How about living in France?
I don't think they want to move just for the sake of moving. And how do you know how much their income is? Geez.
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Re: advice required when renting in basel

Thanks everyone - but still bit confused as to whether our german employment contracts will be accepted when renting in switzerland !!
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Thanks everyone - but still bit confused as to whether our german employment contracts will be accepted when renting in switzerland !!
I guess you will have to look into it by calling the local Gemeinde, of where you end up finding an apartment or house in or around Basel. I mean, a lot of people are renting in France and Germany, and use Swiss work contracts to get more affordable housing, and I don't see why you can't do it in a more expensive reverse.

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