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Old 08.02.2011, 12:18
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Fixing damage to a door/frame?

Does anyone have any experience getting a door repaired after the police have had to kick it in? Are there any regulations to be followed (informing the Regie, etc) or do I just get a carpenter and ask him to sort it out?
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Re: Fixing damage to a door/frame?

Your regie should have someone they use for this kind of thing, happens quite often, check with regie or concierge. If theft or similar happened, be sure to call your insurance company, they need to be informed and if regie does not pay, then your insurance should.
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Old 08.02.2011, 14:25
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Your regie should have someone they use for this kind of thing, happens quite often, check with regie or concierge. If theft or similar happened, be sure to call your insurance company, they need to be informed and if regie does not pay, then your insurance should.

Thanks, I'll get on to the Regie in the morning.
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Re: Fixing damage to a door/frame?

It all depends on why the Police kicked the door in. The Regie are as such not involved payment wise. Either it was a direct fault of yours that required the police to kick the door in and in this case the Regie can indeed insist on appointing their choice of carpenter and you will have to pay.

If the Police needed to kick the door in for something that was not your fault, then the insurance company pays.

If the Regie asked the police to kick the door in, then they will pay.

If you have to pay, then find a carpenter and pay him to do it, don't tell the Regie, no need to as this will work out FAR cheaper than using the carpenter appointed by the Regie. It's simple, if yopu don't pay his bill, it will be deducted from your rental guarantee and you'll find the contract is not renewed at the first opportunity. They are withing their right to do this here.
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It all depends on why the Police kicked the door in. The Regie are as such not involved payment wise. Either it was a direct fault of yours that required the police to kick the door in and in this case the Regie can indeed insist on appointing their choice of carpenter and you will have to pay.

If the Police needed to kick the door in for something that was not your fault, then the insurance company pays.

If the Regie asked the police to kick the door in, then they will pay.

If you have to pay, then find a carpenter and pay him to do it, don't tell the Regie, no need to as this will work out FAR cheaper than using the carpenter appointed by the Regie. It's simple, if yopu don't pay his bill, it will be deducted from your rental guarantee and you'll find the contract is not renewed at the first opportunity. They are withing their right to do this here.
I suppose technically, it would fall under the "my Fault" category there. A friend had a medical emergency while in my apartment. I was away on business and they were the only person there.
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Re: Fixing damage to a door/frame?

Would the health insurance pay?
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I suppose technically, it would fall under the "my Fault" category there. A friend had a medical emergency while in my apartment. I was away on business and they were the only person there.
Insurance will pay, contact them and advise the Regie, altthough they will ask the question, why couldn't the person inside let the police in normaly.
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Old 09.02.2011, 09:55
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Would the health insurance pay?
I doubt the European Health Insurance would cover that sort of cost.

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Insurance will pay, contact them and advise the Regie, altthough they will ask the question, why couldn't the person inside let the police in normaly.
And they may well ask. But a documented medical emergency should be a perfectly valid answer for them. The Police arrived, along with paramedics, and left with a patient.

Can anyone recommend a decent carpenter around Lausanne? Preferably English speaking?

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Re: Fixing damage to a door/frame?

If you don't know anyone do contract the regie for a recommendation. They will know someone.

I'm sorry for your friend.
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