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Can't take it any longer - need a new flat!

Hi,
Hopefully someone here can give me some guidance...

I moved to Lucerne a few months ago and found o room in a flat that I'm sharing with two swiss guys.

But the last weeks I starting to realize that this doesn't work for me. The other in the flat is partying all the time and usually let 4-5 people sleep over here after they gets back from a night out...

I started to look for a new apartment that I can have for my own, but the few that I can afford have such close move-in date and I have a three months notice here for my room and there is no way I can afford double rent for several months!

It doesn't sound to smart to end this room contract and further on try to find a flat. The risk seems to be to high that I will be without a home after the three months has passed...

(Now my room "mate" left the apartment and I'm alone with four people I don't know at all in the flat...)

I really really hope someone can help me!
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Old 21.08.2011, 13:28
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Hi,
Hopefully someone here can give me some guidance...

I moved to Lucerne a few months ago and found o room in a flat that I'm sharing with two swiss guys.

But the last weeks I starting to realize that this doesn't work for me. The other in the flat is partying all the time and usually let 4-5 people sleep over here after they gets back from a night out...

I started to look for a new apartment that I can have for my own, but the few that I can afford have such close move-in date and I have a three months notice here for my room and there is no way I can afford double rent for several months!

It doesn't sound to smart to end this room contract and further on try to find a flat. The risk seems to be to high that I will be without a home after the three months has passed...

(Now my room "mate" left the apartment and I'm alone with four people I don't know at all in the flat...)

I really really hope someone can help me!
It doesn't sound at all reasonable for your flat-mates to invite 4 or 5 other people to spend the night without discussing it with you.
It's one thing if you were away at the time, but quite another when you are there.
Have you discussed this with them and told them how you feel?
Could it be a simple misunderstanding?
It seems a bit drastic simply to move out if the flat suits you in every other way.
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Old 21.08.2011, 13:32
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Re: Can't take it any longer - need a new flat!

You rent 1/3 of the appartment. You have the right to speak up and but some boundaries of what is acceptable or not and what you are ready to accept or not.
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Re: Can't take it any longer - need a new flat!

have you complained to the landlord?

If you have a contract for a room in a flat with 3 people and there are 8 people then the contract is not valid.

Either the landlord sorts it out or you should be able to leave without giving 3 months notice.
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It doesn't sound at all reasonable for your flat-mates to invite 4 or 5 other people to spend the night without discussing it with you.
It's one thing if you were away at the time, but quite another when you are there.
Have you discussed this with them and told them how you feel?
Could it be a simple misunderstanding?
It seems a bit drastic simply to move out if the flat suits you in every other way.
Yeah, I will take a discussion with them tonight, but now I really don't feel like I want to stay...

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You rent 1/3 of the appartment. You have the right to speak up and but some boundaries of what is acceptable or not and what you are ready to accept or not.
A discussion will be taken to night... But it doesnt feel good at all. I wonder how he thinks when he invite 4 people to stay over night and then just take off and leave them with me...

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have you complained to the landlord?

If you have a contract for a room in a flat with 3 people and there are 8 people then the contract is not valid.

Either the landlord sorts it out or you should be able to leave without giving 3 months notice.
They dont stay here all the time, it happends every second weekend or so.. My room mates friends lives outside Luzern so its much easier for them to sleep here than go home...
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Re: Can't take it any longer - need a new flat!

Well if it's a sub-lease that you're on then you will just need to discuss with the holder of the main tenancy contract and say that you want to move. I'm sure you can get out and just need to find someone to take over the room.
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(Now my room "mate" left the apartment and I'm alone with four people I don't know at all in the flat...)
Haha, this is really funny
Sorry, I don't mean to make light of your situation at all it's just that the above statement reads like a scene from Friends

I hope you can find someone to replace you soon. I understand how much it must suck to have room mates who don't really give any thoughts to how you may feel
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Well if it's a sub-lease that you're on then you will just need to discuss with the holder of the main tenancy contract and say that you want to move. I'm sure you can get out and just need to find someone to take over the room.
But then we have a catch 22 again. If I find a new person for the room then what happens if I give it to him/her and I don't find a new flat? And if I find a new flat before I find a new person for the room then I'm stucked woth two rents I cant afford..
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But then we have a catch 22 again. If I find a new person for the room then what happens if I give it to him/her and I don't find a new flat? And if I find a new flat before I find a new person for the room then I'm stucked woth two rents I cant afford..
If the situation is really impossible, you'll take the risk... Otherwise it must not be that bad.
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Old 21.08.2011, 15:32
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Re: Can't take it any longer - need a new flat!

find a new flat with a specified start date. if this is more than 3 months ahead, then problem solved.

if not, then find a new tenant for your current flat with the same start date. problem solved.

if you feel you are incapable of the above and have friends, then give up flat, hunt for new one and stay on friend's sofa if you fail to find a new flat in time.

if you don't have friends. then you're SOL.
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