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Old 12.07.2021, 03:11
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Re: Who pays for a Schlichtungsverfahren

Specifically with regard to tenants: too many do not know that they should get themselves a membership of the Mieterverband or ASLOCA. Having that would save so many people so much trouble, as members have free access to legal advice with regard to their tenancy. It helps to get one's facts straight, and certainly helped us not to have unreasonable expectations of our perceived rights, and to know when it would be better to insist, and when better concede some parts, even when we were in the right.

Getting into difficulties with one's landlord can happen to even the most law-abiding, reasonable people. But especially if a person's behaviour, temperament, background or disabilities could predispose them to getting into conflicts, this service really can bring great relief, and prevent trouble.

Membership costs Fr. 95 a year, which is very cheap for the amount of services they provide. Even so, that can be quite a lot for someone who is living on unemployment benefits from a low salary, needs to be on social security, or who has a low pension. In such cases, the membership might be a kind gift. I wonder whether an organisation could be found, to donate or subsidise membership in such cases.
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