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Old 06.07.2011, 12:23
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Re: Apartment handover - big bill for repairing cost

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Threads like this always put me on the verge of a heart attack. My kids have left mini pot-holes in the wooden flooring all over the place.

I've taken out household insurance and personal liability insurance which I hope will cover any costs when we move out, but something doesn't make sense. I'm only paying a few hundred CHF per year in insurance, but the costs to the landlord could easily hit the thousands. It might take a decade's worth of paying insurance bills before it would hit even. So how does the insurer make a profit? Or am I missing out on an insurance / paying the wrong sort of insurance?
My poor kids cant even relax when they play for me constantly screeching ' dont bash the floor' when they drop something they instantly have their face to the floor looking for a dent. It drives me nuts, the worst is around the table where the kids drop their forks.....then the big dents in the kitchen, hall, lounge.......oh God
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Old 06.07.2011, 12:40
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Re: Apartment handover - big bill for repairing cost

I am soooo glad my 3 months rental last year was easy-peasy, through a private person, no other money than rent changed hands and we got together on my visit to Basel at Fasnacht and drank coffee! (Which she had also supplied me with for the Nespresso machine when I was renting).

Reading all this stuff I dread ever having to rent in CH.
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Re: Apartment handover - big bill for repairing cost

Guess I was lucky with my former landlord. I actually got a thank you letter for leaving the apartment (obviously unexpectedly) clean behind.

Furthermore, looking at such stories, and the experiences I hear about from friends, this seems to happen much more when renting through an agent (e.g. Livit) than through a private landlord.
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