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Re: my flatmate left what should I do?

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Are you a shareholder of the "mieterverband"?
This is the most used answer on any topic in connection with flats and so on.

Contacting "Mieterverband" would be the last step for me only when I get nowwhere an appropriate answer.

"Mieterverband" is not to mistake for "the helping hand" or Caritas.
I believe that you have no idea of what you are talking about.
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Re: my flatmate left what should I do?

no need for mieterverband at all at this point.

- there is a joint liability of tenants if all flatmates signed the contract.
- it is not the fault of the landlord if one leaves. he can (and surely will) demand the full rent.
- the other tenant(s) have to pay their part(s) and the part from the one who left.

advice:
- inform the landlord of the situation. talk to him and explain the situation (often better than running first to mieterverband).
- search for a new flatmate.
- if unsure, demand a deposit from the "new" one.
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- try to find the one who left and sue him (if he does not react/pay).

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no need for mieterverband. at all at this point.

- there is a joint liability of tenants if all flatmates signed the contract.
- it is not the fault of the landlord if one leaves. he can (and surely will) demand the full rent.
- the other tenant(s) have to pay their part(s) and the part from the one who left.

advice:
- inform the landlord of the situation.
- search for a new flatmate.
- if unsure, demand a deposit from the "new" one.
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- try to find the one who left and sue him.
Read me again, I point out the Mieterverband when I didn't picked up the fact that his flatmate left the country, which I realised after and said so.

To denigrate the use of their service is a proof that he has no idea what this organisation is for. To implied that it is profitable for me is just plain stupid. And beside, the guy is a big boy, he can defend himself without you groaning here and there for no reason.
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Re: my flatmate left what should I do?

advertise the room at the Uni and Franklin College.
and in parallel contact your landlord as advised above.

your situation is not the end of the world so don't worry about it as long as you act correctly.
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Read me again, I point out the Mieterverband when I didn't picked up the fact that his flatmate left the country, which I realised after and said so.
ok.


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[...] To denigrate the use of their service [...]
where did you read this?
there is a big difference between "denigrate the use of their service" and the standard answer in here "go to mieterverband", just because it is so easy to write and click submit.


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[...] is a proof that he has no idea what this organisation is for. [...]
do you know "him"? do you know where "he" was born, how long "he" is already tenant in switzerland? how many contracts "he" has signed as a tenant in "his" life? if "he" was or is member of mieterverband?
no? thought so.


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[...] implied that it is profitable for me is just plain stupid. [...]
ever heard of irony, sarcasm or humor?
oh, sorry..... smiley was missing!


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[...] And beside, the guy is a big boy, he can defend himself without you groaning here and there for no reason [...]
i do not thank or groan just because of sympathy.


.... and beside, having a fancy avatar and many posts, does not help from getting groaned at without real knowledge of your counterparts background.

have a nice day
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.... and beside, having a fancy avatar and many posts, does not help from getting groaned at without real knowledge of your counterparts background.

have a nice day
The guy can defend himself if needed. You jump at my throat for not much, you can take it easy. He was sarcastic? Good, I wasn't.

Look at my Thanks and Groans. Do you believe that at this point it matters?

Insults are not making someone look smarter.

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Old 23.02.2011, 15:27
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Judges votes are in. Scores are 110-110, 111-109, 109-111 - we have a draw.

Come on, move on. It's the hardest option but you can do it.
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The guy can defend himself if needed. You jump at my throat for not much, you can take it easy. He was sarcastic? Good, I wasn't.

Look at my Thanks and Groans. Do you believe that at this point it matters?

Insults are not making someone look smarter.


"Insults are not making someone look smarter."
correctly.

can we please go back to topic? this is getting really boring.
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Re: my flatmate left what should I do?

to find a new flatmate, this could also be useful: http://www.students.ch

after registering, you can advertise your room for free "WG-zimmer ausschreiben".

or try http://www.gratis-inserate.ch

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Re: my flatmate left what should I do?

My second name is "Agent provocateur" and it looks like i did my job well.

I don't mind about groans!
I can live with people with no sense of humor and sarcasm.

Back to the topic:
Go to the landlord and ask him to change the rental agreement on your own name only.
Explain the situation to him.
If you are not able to pay the rent allone please follow Chuchichäschtli's instructions.
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Old 23.02.2011, 16:39
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Re: my flatmate left what should I do?

By the way, every single service at Mieterverband is liable to pay costs if you are not a member and their webpage is only in german as far as i am informed correctly.

I think the one who has posted this thread here has enough financial problems right now to be solved first......................
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Old 23.02.2011, 16:41
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By the way, every single service at Mieterverband is liable to pay costs if you are not a member and their webpage is only in german as far as i am informed correctly.
http://www.asloca.ch/

Just noticed the OP is in Lugano, so http://www.asi-infoalloggio.ch/
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By the way, every single service at Mieterverband is liable to pay costs if you are not a member and their webpage is only in german as far as i am informed correctly.

I think the one who has posted this thread here has enough financial problems right now to be solved first......................
Becoming a member gives you access to lawyers advices right away, and the membership fee is very low and is good for one year. It did save our butt very well. But apparently, it won't help him if the guy left the country. So better to find a new flatmate or move into a new appartment.
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By the way, every single service at Mieterverband is liable to pay costs if you are not a member and their webpage is only in german as far as i am informed correctly.

I think the one who has posted this thread here has enough financial problems right now to be solved first......................
The Mieterverband not only provide advice regarding the relationship between renter and landlord but also situations like the OP is in.

Also the Mieterverband has a handy Q&A Database for recurring questions http://www.mieterverband.ch/fragen/index.php (albeit in German).

And believe me the OP will be in lot more financial problems, if he does not get the whole issue with his absentee co-signee sorted out.
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Becoming a member gives you access to lawyers advices right away, [...]
You get access to legal advice, but (at least if your located in Zurich) you have to wait three months before being covered by the legal insurance...
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You get access to legal advice, but (at least if your located in Zurich) you have to wait three months before being covered by the legal insurance...
If I am not mistaking it, those who gives you advices in the tenant group are lawyers.
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If I am not mistaking it, those who gives you advices in the tenant group are lawyers.
Yes, the can give you advice. But if you need them to sue someone, go to court or write angry official letters then you need to have been a member for a certain amount of time first.
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As a little mind exercise, ask yourself how you would expect this situation to be resolved, if you were the landlord...



Rocket Science, it ain't.
The OP asked a question which is affecting him, there is no need at all for this childish and pathetic comment.
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The OP asked a question which is affecting him, there is no need at all for this childish and pathetic comment.
Hello Mr Black, I am a pot, you must be the kettle ?
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Hello Mr Black, I am a pot, you must be the kettle ?
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