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Re: Estate Agents Jargon

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Also, living space is listed in m2 and I'm not really sure if this means the entire apartment or just the sitting room, dining room, kitchen?? Difficult to get an idea online... Would be grateful for feedback. Many thanks
Living space: There is no one clear single definition.

You have to ask according which norm it was measured. Depending on that it could mean: any surface on which you can put something on and has a ceiling height of at least 1.5 meters (Surface Nette Habitable according USPI) OR all covered space which is inside, the definition of inside is such that it also means literally inside the outer walls! (Surface Brutte Habitable according USPI) or just everything which is enclosed by the outer wall (Surface habitable according USPI).

See the USPI area definitions which is used in FR, GE, JU, VD, VS:
https://www.immo-consultant.ch/infor...l-des-surfaces

I do not know if there is a similar recommendation in other cantons. I think there is not one.

A good agency would give you a floor plan where the area is marked like this, and would reference it to the SIA 416 Norm. http://www.themetropolitans.ch/theme...on-SIA-416.pdf
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