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Old 10.04.2021, 21:31
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Re: Scammed by the Hauptmieter

Find out what the MV says, asap.

So you know exactly what it is that you're going to fight for, calculate what the worst case is. Let's say: you lived there for n months in total, and each month and you pay y Francs when you should have paid y-z Francs. So your over-charge or loss is y-z x n, and not more than that.

It can be worth it to stand up for your rights, but not worth destroying your time, energy and soul to do so. Work out what it is worth to you. No matter how angry you are, take only the kind of steps which will bring you closer to what you want. Do nothing merely for vengance' sake.

Everything you want to complain about (and if the MV advises you to do so), put it in writing, in a registered letter to your landlord. (Landlord in this context is the main tenant or Hauptmieter with whom you have the rental contract.) A registered letter is the proper, formal way, in Switzerland. Keep a copy of the letter, a photo of the envelope and a scan the receipt you get from the post office which reflects the date you send the register the letter. This receipt is proof that you sent the letter, but the quality of that print-out is often poor so that it fades with time, hence my advice to scan it.

For a letter to be properly within any notice period, it must arrive by mail on the last day, i.e. if the new period starts on the 15th, your letter must arrive by mail on the 14th, latest, as long as the 14th is a working day. If the new period starts on a weekend or a public holiday, then the letter must arrive by mail on the last working day before that weekend or public holiday.

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From what youíve said, OP it does not sound like an altogether pleasant place to live - do you really want to continue living there if you donít like your co-residents?

Use the MV as suggested to explore any legal routes for getting any of your money back. At the same time start looking for a new place to live.

Cheers,
Nick
This, exactly. Look for a new place, asap.
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