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Old 04.07.2020, 17:39
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Re: Tenancy expiring but haven't found a new home

One way to increase your chances of finding an apartment is to look for limited duration rentals. In German, these are called "befristet". Some of these are sub-lets by individuals who want to go travelling, others are by owners who already know that they will be emptying the building to do major renovations, or tearing it down completely.

Some of the sub-lets are furnished, others are not. You could probably take your furniture into a sub-let, and live fairly cramped if the person subletting has left his/her furniture in the flat. With a company as landlord, the flat is likely to be rented out unfurnished.

Here is a website that specialises in furnished sub-lets. https://www.ums.ch/welcome/

You are unlikely to be permitted to take your furniture into an AirBnB or into a serviced apartment hotel.

There are official storage companies, but you might be able to rent a single lock-up garage to store your furniture, as long as it is dry.
https://www.myplace.ch/en

https://guenstigerlagerraum.ch/zueri...erraum-privat/
This one says that new customers who rent for at least 2 months will pay only CHF 1 for the first month.

https://w-lagerbox.ch/en/home/

https://mybox.ch/en/zurich/

To increase your chances of finding something that you can actually stay in, longterm, it can be worth having a family conference, to rank the factors you each consider important, and then trying to compromise on the lower few points.

Tell everyone, really everyone that you know that you are looking for an apartment.

Good luck with your search!
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