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Old 16.01.2020, 15:19
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Re: Deposit return, any rules?

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Again this is not correct.

Landlord is not allowed to keep the whole deposit because of settling some bills. It is only allowed to keep a reasonable.portion and has to be justified. Rest needs to be released as soon as possible.

See post above with explanation.

K
I also put: "The better landlords would keep an estimated part, the others, everything!"

That's what we do. In fact got a tenant leaving end of this month. Have agreed with him we'll hold CHF 300 for the electricity and heating and released the balance just before we left this week even though he's still there for 2 more weeks. Otherwise he'd have to wait till end February (when we return) and as he's been very good tenant I don't want him to have to wait longer than necessary. He's happy and we're happy!