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move out early


I have a 12 month contract on an apartment.

I understood that to leave early I should find new tenants myself and pay an admin fee (approx 150CHF).

Now I understand that I would not actually be ending the contract, just subletting to the new tenants with permission from the agency.

I have to check the contract, but I do think that if this was the case I would have picked up on it.

If I do do this then I have to make my own agreement with the new tenants?!

Thanks, James.
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Re: move out early

If you don't plan to move back into this apartment, then I'd really try to find "Nachmieter" rather than subletting.

If you have to sublet -- yes, you sign a contract with new tenants (agency has to approve) and you'll be responsible for the state of the apartment at the end (make sure that your tenants have insurance). Plus you'll have to declare your income in the tax declaration.
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Old 01.09.2011, 01:25
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Re: move out early

Would recommend against a sublet. Get out of the contract by finding one suitable tenant. Then your legal obligation is generally fulfilled. You can get advice from the mieterverband.ch if you join.
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