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Breaking rental contract when moving abroad

Has anyone experience of moving abroad and so having to break their rental agreement?

I understand that the only thing you can do if you have to leave before the end of your contract is find new tennants to take it over.

But what if you have tried but failed to find a replacement? Do you have to go on paying the rent from another country? Is it really that water tight?

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Re: Breaking rental contract when moving abroad

Have you tried posting a thread on this forum?
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Re: Breaking rental contract when moving abroad

hello there,

This is based on my experience on breaking my rental contract.
Put this thought under consideration.

If you want, breaking your rental contract ASAP , you should already start to look for a new renter ASAP. The best ways is homegate. It's will cost you 100 sf.r for a fees and 25 sf.r for first 10 days of advertisment. Make sure you still keep the PROTOCOL of apartment or house that you rent, start to go through step by step. If something are not in order or damage you better repair ASAP. That will save you aload of money.

The best advice is notice you landlord or the firm that rent you the place. If you could not find the renter then you need still to pay the rent till the last date of the contract as been agreed by both parties.

hope this help.
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Re: Breaking rental contract when moving abroad

Hi,
Just a little more helpful info...

We've just been through the same process and it is true that you have to find new tennants or continue paying until the notice period is up - even if moving to another country.
Top tip - put an advert on www.glocals.com We've found that we always get a far better response than on here for classified ads etc.

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Hi,
Just a little more helpful info...

We've just been through the same process and it is true that you have to find new tennants or continue paying until the notice period is up - even if moving to another country.
Top tip - put an advert on www.glocals.com We've found that we always get a far better response than on here for classified ads etc.

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does that count even if the apartment is likely in Basel?
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Re: Breaking rental contract when moving abroad

Yes, It's a website mainly for people living and working in Geneva/Lausanne area, but quite often you will find people moving from or to other cities in Switzerland, so people use it as a useful resource. I have seen a lot of adverts on it recently relating to areas outside of its usual catchment area.
In addition, if you are having trouble finding someone to take over your lease, anthing is worth a try, and you may be lucky like us and have sucess through www.glocals.com
Good luck - I hope you are sucessul in breaking your contract!
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www.englishforum.ch is a waste of space! And Lob is a dick!
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Why don't you off then?

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Re: Breaking rental contract when moving abroad

erm....someone just got banned.

Please just report the post and don't rise to the bait. The f-off replies are almost as bad as the initial comment.

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erm....someone just got banned.

Please just report the post and don't rise to the bait. The f-off replies are almost as bad as the initial comment.

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Indeed. A more classy response would have been "Tell me who you're friends with and I'll tell you who you are".
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Not sure 'classy' is a word that's often associated with me Plus, I was a little drunk at the time

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Re: Breaking rental contract when moving abroad

How on earth could they chase you back to the UK for example. Surely they could not take legal action in the UK?
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How on earth could they chase you back to the UK for example. Surely they could not take legal action in the UK?
Why not? at least the UK has bankruptcy laws, so you can get out of big debts!
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How on earth could they chase you back to the UK for example. Surely they could not take legal action in the UK?
The alternative is simply not to rent to foreigners - and the chances of getting accomodation are worse today than when this thread was started...
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