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Old 09.05.2012, 00:19
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Re: Housing in General - How to rent a home in Switzerland for Dummies

My advice would be to put Swiss people on your references list. Any that you know, boss etc etc.

I only say this because we just applied for a flat from outside CH. The flat was available from 1st June, We said we could move 1st July. The landlord recognized the family name and called my FIL - even though we didn't put any family on the references. The landlord said as he knew FIL that we could have the flat, despite there being other applicants who could rent from 1st June.

It worked out really well for us and I am relieved to have somewhere for when we arrive but I just wanted to share what everyone suspects. Swiss would rather rent to another Swiss or at least a friend of a Swiss.... so worth thinking about when you add peoples names to the reference list....
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