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Old 19.02.2011, 14:47
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Moving from a Studio (ZH) to WG.

After 1.5 years in a Studio in town here, I'm thinking about moving to a WG outside of town.

Primary reasons are:
a)more company- to meet more people.
b) to start saving some money.
c) to have a 20min commute to work rather than a 45min.

Three questions:
Is finding a WG easier than getting finding a Studio? ( I was lucky to find this place within 5 weeks of moving to the country)

I am viewing a place tomorrow, should I bring permit/references?



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Old 19.02.2011, 14:52
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Re: Moving from a Studio (ZH) to WG.

I think you should bring all possible documents with a view to complete the forms on the spot. An example of what the forms require is in this thread:

Apartment rental forms: what is "Konf"?

Betreibungsauskunft letter ( dated no more than 3 months ago )
Permit
References - ex / current landlord, employer etc.
And not forgetting going over with a great smile and being dressed well
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Re: Moving from a Studio (ZH) to WG.

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I think you should bring all possible documents with a view to complete the forms on the spot. An example of what the forms require is in this thread:

Apartment rental forms: what is "Konf"?

Betreibungsauskunft letter ( dated no more than 3 months ago )
Permit
References - ex / current landlord, employer etc.
And not forgetting going over with a great smile and being dressed well
Thanks, appreciate the advice, basically you are saying to approach it as I would viewing an ordinary 1-bed. I have the idea, that WG rooms are easier to come by, more casual and a temporary form of accommodation.

Betreibungsauskunft is dated 2009, hopefully this will not be a problem.
Refs are in English, hope this is ok too.

There may be an overlap between moving out and moving in to new place, hope Schaeppi are lenient in allowing to find a tenant to move in earlier than the 3 mnths notice period.
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Old 19.02.2011, 16:16
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Re: Moving from a Studio (ZH) to WG.

Good luck with the search. Hope it goes well today.

Just out of interest what is WG?
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Re: Moving from a Studio (ZH) to WG.

WG = Wohngemeinschaft, i.e. flatshare.

Depending on how well located and reasonably priced the WG room is, there will be a lot of interest. The rooms we rent out always have at least 50 people replying within two days, after which time we take the ad down again. A lot of places have rules like students only or 25 years of age maximum, but that's mostly the case for the under 700 francs range of room, if you can afford a little more, then you can get something nice with a reasonable number of bathrooms per person.

What you have to ask yourself is - how well does other people trying to impose their standards or lack thereof with regard to cleanliness, noise and acceptable numbers of impromptu visitors sit with you? Do you think moving into a shared flat means less work for you? Do you want a "Zweck-WG" or more of a family setup where you have fixed evening of cooking together? Also bear in mind that if a place is looking for something specific like "tidy, quiet and left-wing" or "likes parties and knows how to roll a joint", then don't apply unless you really get this "yeah, great" feeling. Our flat has had problems with people just lying to us about things that we said mattered and all that came of it was that they moved out soon after because we asked them to.
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Re: Moving from a Studio (ZH) to WG.

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I doubt this will be acceptable but your mileage may vary. Search the forum for Betreibungsauskunft and you'll see that it has to be current ie no longer than 3 months ago.

WG is a German abbreviation for "shared flat" [Wohngemeinschaft]

Other abbreviations are found here.
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Re: Moving from a Studio (ZH) to WG.

The room is still available from May, and is still available now.
I've already sent an email in German introducing myself ( though forgot to put my age, so hope it's ok)

Here is a good article, sums up German WG's.

My flatshare in Dublin was definately a Wohlfuehl WG.

http://blog.young-germany.de/2010/05...he-perfect-wg/

Thanks to all for help!
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I think you should bring all possible documents with a view to complete the forms on the spot. An example of what the forms require is in this thread:

Apartment rental forms: what is "Konf"?

Betreibungsauskunft letter ( dated no more than 3 months ago )
Permit
References - ex / current landlord, employer etc.
And not forgetting going over with a great smile and being dressed well
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Re: Moving from a Studio (ZH) to WG.

Does that mean you secured a WG ?
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Re: Moving from a Studio (ZH) to WG.

This is probably off topic but I would like to ask since I'm completely terrified after reading about all these stories on other forums..

I'm just now moving to Switzerland/Zurich (Tuesday) and am looking for a studio flat to rent by myself (an architect with a working contract for 12 months). Was it extremely difficult to find the studio flat to rent?
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Re: Moving from a Studio (ZH) to WG.

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This is probably off topic but I would like to ask since I'm completely terrified after reading about all these stories on other forums..

I'm just now moving to Switzerland/Zurich (Tuesday) and am looking for a studio flat to rent by myself (an architect with a working contract for 12 months). Was it extremely difficult to find the studio flat to rent?
It's not off topic, but you have butted in with your own query in my thread. I'm being nice about it though!
I was lucky as I said above, took me 5 weeks when I moved over, but allow 2-3 months and go in to view a place expecting not to get it!
That's my advice anyway.
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Re: Moving from a Studio (ZH) to WG.

thank you so much for the response/advice and my apologies for butting in!
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