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BTW, she is a fat 70 (ish) yr old spinster.

My strategy will be as follows.

- I will gradually move things out to my friend's place where I am staying for a few days.

- I will leave a couple of days ahead of the official handover,leaving keys behind.

- I will email her that I had to leave on urgent business and request full details of how to return what's left of my deposit and requesting a breakdown of what she is keeping.

- I will also tell her I have contacted the Mietverband regarding her behaviour.
I'm over 70 and I'll come and sort her out for you.
Rip her limb from limb I would.
Miserable ruddy ratbag.
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Old 17.08.2011, 18:01
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I'm over 70 and I'll come and sort her out for you.
Rip her limb from limb I would.
Miserable ruddy ratbag.
And I don't think you will get a better offer than that!!!
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And I don't think you will get a better offer than that!!!
I'm practising my Karate chops at this very minute
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I'm over 70 and I'll come and sort her out for you.
Rip her limb from limb I would.
Miserable ruddy ratbag.
Please don't as I can't see 20 Minuten being very kind to the EF if you do nor the SVP, come to think of it!
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Please don't as I can't see 20 Minuten being very kind to the EF if you do nor the SVP, come to think of it!
Don't give a toss about the 20 Minuten and Murdoch will love it
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Don't give a toss about the 20 Minuten and Murdoch will love it
Just don't use your mobile then!!
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You are right of course and I do feel bad about her doing this with other tenants, however I've had a tough few months generally and I'm just sick of this whole thing.
So don't give up at the last minute!!!

She is mental or nasty, you have the power to make it stop or defend yourself decently.

Running away will not solve everything and seems really selfish, especially when you can do something about it.

The suggestion to do the handover with an official representative is very appropriate and can be actually fun: she will be confronted with a third party and will not "play" as usual.

And you might have someone to support you with the whole thing.

I'm so fed up with those passive people who like to groan about something but don't act on it- And leave other people in possible troubles, and give power to those nutters: it's a clear message to them: I do whatever, I never have problems, the tenant's rights? I feck them 3 times a day, so what?
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Old 17.08.2011, 18:15
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Re: Problems with Landlady over Apartment Cleanliness

i think it is just a difference in cleanliness standards. the standards demanded by the swiss are insane. for my leaving protocol, i had to dismantle several things to clean them including: the oven, hob extractor fan and lights, tap filters, sink/drain assembly, ventilation filter, fridge door, dishwasher door, light fittings etc.

inspection this friday - i'm sure they still find something to complain about
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i think it is just a difference in cleanliness standards. the standards demanded by the swiss are insane. for my leaving protocol, i had to dismantle several things to clean them including: the oven, hob extractor fan and lights, tap filters, sink/drain assembly, ventilation filter, fridge door, dishwasher door, light fittings etc.

inspection this friday - i'm sure they still find something to complain about
No smears on windows and be careful when they do the walk-through that they don't blame you for their footprints!

Coming back to the OP- maybe the landlady has a crush on him? Is she stalking/peeping?
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I'm over 70 and I'll come and sort her out for you.
Rip her limb from limb I would.
Miserable ruddy ratbag.
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I'm practising my Karate chops at this very minute

This needs an official EF Social Event !!!!



Where do I sign up?

(My money is on ceppych...... then laugh at the other lady when she cleans up her own pool of blood and try to charge ceppych for it...... oops, that was a bit dark )

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Old 17.08.2011, 18:24
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I'm practising my Karate chops at this very minute
I prefer lamb chops, actually. With some mint sauce please.
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Old 17.08.2011, 18:28
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I prefer lamb chops, actually. With some mint sauce please.
They'll be for the celebration party after the naked mud-wrestling
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Old 17.08.2011, 19:39
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This is exactly the case in many countries when the first time renter, in need of an apartment quickly falls into this trap.
I was very much appreciated of MusicChic comments, was niave enough not not to realise there could be such people as this one and others in Switzerland, as there are so many good & kind people. Had problems with last accommodation, did not loose anywhere near the money you are talking about 1650. Hope you take the advise given and get it sorted more in your favour. Just one comment about our last place 4 washes ended up costing us 40 chf. The Frau stood over us each time to comment how much we could put in the machine. It was a credit card type thing & with the last wash, she said we had broken the chip. She used her card to open the machine, then took the card off us. Did not argue, but to say to you guys we have used an ATM Machine for years without breaking the chip. It did not look broken to us & believe she did something so it appeared not to work. Lucky we had not paid deposit, but left within 3 weeks and did not bother to ask for remainder of month's rent back. My partner said do not look back.
Looking forward to September and hopefully good news from you.
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BTW, she is a fat 70 (ish) yr old spinster.
Completely inappropriate. While I feel for your situation, her marital status, age and physical appearance are of no consequence - and no one's business but her own.

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My strategy will be as follows.

- I will gradually move things out to my friend's place where I am staying for a few days.

- I will leave a couple of days ahead of the official handover,leaving keys behind.

- I will email her that I had to leave on urgent business and request full details of how to return what's left of my deposit and requesting a breakdown of what she is keeping.

- I will also tell her I have contacted the Mietverband regarding her behaviour.
Moving your things out to a friends isn't a bad idea but leaving / leaving keys behind and failing to show for the handover are terrible ideas.

You should indeed contact the Mietverband, not only tell her that you did as hopefully it will help in case things turn bad for you to have details to them before it is too late (as in, post handover, post her denying you any deposit ostensibly to cover repairs).
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I prefer lamb chops, actually. With some mint sauce please.
it surely will be mutton, not lamb and I cannot comment whether she dresses as one. OP please confirm.

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This needs an official EF Social Event !!!!

Where do I sign up?
ok.. get in line, ticket will be on sale in a moment.
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What are you doing with a red blobby admorgan?

Has she got on the EF to hound you on-line, is no where safe?
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Completely inappropriate. While I feel for your situation, her marital status, age and physical appearance are of no consequence - and no one's business but her own.



Moving your things out to a friends isn't a bad idea but leaving / leaving keys behind and failing to show for the handover are terrible ideas.

You should indeed contact the Mietverband, not only tell her that you did as hopefully it will help in case things turn bad for you to have details to them before it is too late (as in, post handover, post her denying you any deposit ostensibly to cover repairs).
OK I only mentioned her appearance because some other posters seemed to be interested in that. You're right though.

I will do my best to talk to the MV, but I was really busy last couple of days and am out of the country from tomorrow until Tues which makes it quite tight.
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I'm over 70
You don't do your age.

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You don't do your age.

I see being able to quote your age as a sign of confidence.

I wear a badge my inner child is a juvenile delinquent it would be funny if it wasn't true, which is why no-one laughs. Well Done ceppych!
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Photograph every room and everything before leaving and returning keys; just in case there are disputes/false claims later.
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