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Renting for less than a year

My family and I will be in the Lausanne area for about 7 months starting spring 2011. We found an apartment we liked, but the landlord said he would not rent for less than a year.

Is his response common? Will we be able to find any landlords who will sign a lease for 7 or 8 months? Or could we sign a lease for a year and then look for a sub-letter to take over the last few months?
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Yes. .
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Old 16.02.2011, 20:08
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Re: Renting for less than a year

Why don't you rent a furnished apartment.
Then you can have a contract for seven months (usually renewal is in a monthly basis).
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Re: Renting for less than a year

We'd love to rent a furnished apartment (it would make the move SO much easier!), but there are so few available, compared with the number of unfurnished apartments. If we want to be picky at all about location--and finding a place suitable for our three children--it may be impossible to only look at furnished places.

Or, maybe we're being too picky?
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Re: Renting for less than a year

I think you are being too honest by saying you would stay 7 months. All the previous tenants for the apartments that I rented,had to move out in less than a year. Surprisingly that's ok with the agencies. But they get paranoid if you mention this in advance.
but it can be a tedious job to furnish the apartment just for 7 months
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Re: Renting for less than a year

Probably best to look for a sublet for such a short period.
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Re: Renting for less than a year

we will be moving out of our place having stayed less than a year, and all we needed to do was find someone to take over the place. (this is all assuming we find a new place to live...have already been looking for nearly 2 months).
they will have their own contract of course, not a sublet, but with the things the way they are in Lausanne it won't be hard to find someone to take over an apartment on any short term notice.
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Re: Renting for less than a year

Thank you for the great advice. I think we'll just try to get a 12-month lease.

If we decide to get a sublet, any advice on finding one?
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Re: Renting for less than a year

Be careful! Often your rental contract will have a minimum duration on it, e.g. you can cancel the agreement in any month, on three months' notice, except during the first 12 months.
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