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Old 17.03.2019, 19:08
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Re: Moving to Zurich

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Has anyone advise on this. Should we arrange some viewings at a weekend before and visit? Is there some kind of short term rentals we can get temporarily while we find something suitable.
Hi John,

You're a little bit limited with having a cat and such a short timescale to work with. Also, I've found that weekend viewings are very rare here. Is there any chance that one of you can get a couple of days off midweek to do a few viewings? If so, price up easyjet flights into Basel along with Swiss, etc, into Zurich.

Please check out a previous post I made about 'befristete' (limited) lets.
With our first apartment application, which was a limited 4mth let, I saw it whilst we were still in the UK, but neither of us could get time off work for a viewing. On our second day in Switzerland, I had a walk around the area and made the initial viewing request on 13th Nov. I viewed it on the 15th, applied on the 16th and we moved in on 1 December. My partner didn't see the inside of the apartment until the day we moved in, and the agent did say that it was the fastest time they'd processed an application in.

https://www.englishforum.ch/housing-...ml#post2630396

Currently, there are two 'befristete' lets available in the same building in Witikon until 31 December, which probably means the building will be demolished or refurbished next year. That being the case, they're far more likely to allow pets, despite the ad not indicating that. You would have to ask them.

The location is on the No.31 bus route, which takes 22mins direct to Zurich HB.

CHF 1,690 https://en.comparis.ch/immobilien/ma.../show/20626877

CHF 1,990 https://en.comparis.ch/immobilien/ma.../show/20626876

There's also another in Wiedikon for CHF 1690, but it's only until the end of September https://en.comparis.ch/immobilien/ma.../show/20657383
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