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Old 09.12.2010, 16:19
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Illegal rent increase?

The property management for our apartment is planning to raise our rent in the near future after a minor renovation. I think the rent increase is unreasonably high, and I understand from a neighbor that there are laws that regulate what may or may not be used as justification for a rent increase.

Any guidance here? Can anyone recommend an organization or lawyer I can talk to (in English) about this?

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Old 09.12.2010, 16:21
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The property management for our apartment is planning to raise our rent in the near future after a minor renovation. I think the rent increase is unreasonably high, and I understand from a neighbor that there are laws that regulate what may or may not be used as justification for a rent increase.

Any guidance here? Can anyone recommend an organization or lawyer I can talk to (in English) about this?

Thanks!

- Axel
...just because you think the rent increase is unreasonably high doesn't necessarily mean that it actually is. Can you share with us some more details please...as in how much is your rent now and how much is the increase?

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Old 09.12.2010, 16:28
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Rent now is CHF 2800, rent increase is 250. Remodel included only the bathrooms and some minor stuff (new lights in kitchen, for example). The guest WC (toilet and small sink) was completely remodeled - new everything. The main bathroom has a new toilet, new sink, new shower (though none are much different than before).
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Rent now is CHF 2800, rent increase is 250. Remodel included only the bathrooms and some minor stuff (new lights in kitchen, for example). The guest WC (toilet and small sink) was completely remodeled - new everything. The main bathroom has a new toilet, new sink, new shower (though none are much different than before).

Bargain !
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Rent now is CHF 2800, rent increase is 250. Remodel included only the bathrooms and some minor stuff (new lights in kitchen, for example). The guest WC (toilet and small sink) was completely remodeled - new everything. The main bathroom has a new toilet, new sink, new shower (though none are much different than before).
..that's an almost 9% increase. Alright by my books...but I don't know what Johnny Law has to say about that.
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My rent increases automatically by 100chf per month per year. How long has yours been static for? Because that means that it's decreased in real terms due to inflation.
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My rent increases automatically by 100chf per month per year. How long has yours been static for? Because that means that it's decreased in real terms due to inflation.
Ouch. The last place we rented remained static for the 11 years we were there. The only increase was the NK for fuel when oil prices went crazy couple years back.
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My rent increases automatically by 100chf per month per year. How long has yours been static for? Because that means that it's decreased in real terms due to inflation.
We've only lived here a year.
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..that's an almost 9% increase. Alright by my books...but I don't know what Johnny Law has to say about that.
Yeah, it's not so much the absolute amount. Rather that they've been very difficult to deal with since we've moved in and been generally dishonest in a number of regards.

As it stands I'm not willing to cut them any slack, and so I'm hoping there's a way we can fight this.
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My rent increases automatically by 100chf per month per year. How long has yours been static for? Because that means that it's decreased in real terms due to inflation.
100chf each month? Take the hint and move out already!
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