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Re: Housing in General - How to rent a home in Switzerland for Dummies

Looked around but haven't found good advice on my issue yet.



I am applying to flats in Zurich, but my current accommodation is a sublet, and I am not on a contract with a regie. For a new application form, what should I put in for "current landlord"? The person I sublet from? Will they actually contact them?
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Re: Housing in General - How to rent a home in Switzerland for Dummies

Hey, just put the name of your you subletter.
Best if you include other people as reference, like your boss or a neighbor if you don't find anyone.
Also in Zürich i alwasy attached my CV and a short presentation of myself (my wife).
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OK, thanks. I suppose they would just call and ask if I am nice and pay the rent on time, right? Otherwise, I have a good reference letter from my old boss, and contact reference for my new boss. I'll include my CV and an intro letter as well.
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Re: Housing in General - How to rent a home in Switzerland for Dummies

So what comprises a 1 or 1.5 room apartment. Does the 1 room have no kitchen.
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Re: Housing in General - How to rent a home in Switzerland for Dummies

Excellent sticky, I am just about to move for the nth time but still learnt somethings. One possible correction. In all the flats that I have moved into, light fittings were not included other than those built into the ceiling or walls.
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So what comprises a 1 or 1.5 room apartment. Does the 1 room have no kitchen.
There is no official or legal definition of what constitutes a 1.5, 2.5 or 3.5 apartment.

An apartment will always have a kitchen and a bathroom. The kitchen may or may not be included in the 1.5, 2.5 etc definition (see below). A studio, for example, has one room, where the kitchen - usually a galley kitchen - is a part of the room. The bathroom is separate. So, a studio is a one room apartment.

The .5 can be a corner of a living room, for example an L-shape where the dining area makes up the .5.

This definition from the State
«Natürlich belichtete und belüftete Flächen von mindestens 5 Quadratmetern, die nicht als Zimmer angerechnet werden können, gelten als zusätzliche Flächenangebote oder halbe Zimmer».

"Areas with natural light and ventilation of at least 5 square meters, which cannot be counted as rooms, count as additional space or half rooms."
  • eine mindestens 12 Quadratmeter grosse Wohnküche
  • ein mindestens 6 Quadratmeter grosser Essbereich in der Küche
  • ein mindestens 6 Quadratmeter grosser Vorraum oder Gang, häufig mit Garderobe
  1. a kitchen area of ​​at least 12 square meters
  2. a dining area of ​​at least 6 square meters in the kitchen
  3. an anteroom or corridor of at least 6 square meters, often with cloakroom

Als ganze Zimmer zählen Wohn-, Schlaf-, Kinder- und Arbeitszimmer. Nicht als Zimmer zählen die Küche (Ausnahme Wohnküche) und das Badzimmer. Eine 2-Zimmer- beziehungsweise 2,5-Zimmer-Wohnung hat (in der Regel) ein Wohnzimmer, ein Schlafzimmer, eine Küche oder Wohnküche und ein Badzimmer.

Living room, bedroom, children's rooms and a study count as "whole" rooms. The kitchen (except kitchen/dining/living room) and the bathroom do not count as rooms. A 2-room or 2.5-room apartment has (usually) a living room, a bedroom, a kitchen or eat-in kitchen and a bathroom.

But to be sure, you really need to see a floorplan and/or photos.
It's also useful to know how many square metres the apartment has. A studio has around 20sqm

https://www.hausinfo.ch/de/home/meta...es-zimmer.html
in German or French only. But contact me if you need further info
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