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Renting house in Migro pensionkasse MPK

HI Guys,

I was searching for a room on rent. I found a guy who was subletting a house in MIGROS Pensionkasse buildings (MPK). The guy is asking 1000 CHF annually (under the table) over and above of agreed value as he says that he cant ask for more as Migro administration restricts him to do so.
He has show he the agreement with MPK logo on it. and he says it has to be approved and signed by MPK authorities before he sublet to me.

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1) I have not much info about MIGOS Pensionkasse houses, is it legal to sublet it.
2) What else need to considered while renting house in MPK.
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Old 06.11.2011, 23:50
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Re: Renting house in Migro pensionkasse MPK

that sounds a bit shady... he wants to earn chf 1,000 a year from this?
surely he can make more if the apartment is half desirable..?
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Re: Renting house in Migro pensionkasse MPK

Sublets are perfectly legal in Switzerland as long at the conditions are not abusive and the agreement is submitted to the landlord for approval.

If he submits your rent agreement and it is approved I see no problem with it. Just make sure you have the agreement and the approval.
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Re: Renting house in Migro pensionkasse MPK

A friend of mine was in one of these sorts of 'cooperative housing' situations and there was also a restriction on how long it could be sublet for, and the reasons. In her case, her husband was swiss, she was non-EU and they wanted to take an extended working holiday back in her home country...

I think you should probably get a rental below 'market' price if you only pay 1000chf higher than his base for the year...

When you say 'under the table' do you mean he is not going to declare it on the rent forms ? Otherwise, if it's declared and approved by the landlord, then it's not 'under the table' - there are probably other annual fees, additional costs such as electricity, internet and telephone connection, which are not in the rental amount, but may be included in a sublet arrangement...
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Re: Renting house in Migro pensionkasse MPK

Thank you guys for ur answers... the post is because as new to the forum am unaware of thank feature here....
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A friend of mine was in one of these sorts of 'cooperative housing' situations and there was also a restriction on how long it could be sublet for, and the reasons. In her case, her husband was swiss, she was non-EU and they wanted to take an extended working holiday back in her home country...

I think you should probably get a rental below 'market' price if you only pay 1000chf higher than his base for the year...

When you say 'under the table' do you mean he is not going to declare it on the rent forms ? Otherwise, if it's declared and approved by the landlord, then it's not 'under the table' - there are probably other annual fees, additional costs such as electricity, internet and telephone connection, which are not in the rental amount, but may be included in a sublet arrangement...
No.. its not declared in the rental agreement.. wherease other charges have been subdivided and included in the agreement
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HI Guys,

I was searching for a room on rent. I found a guy who was subletting a house in MIGROS Pensionkasse buildings (MPK). The guy is asking 1000 CHF annually (under the table) over and above of agreed value as he says that he cant ask for more as Migro administration restricts him to do so.
He has show he the agreement with MPK logo on it. and he says it has to be approved and signed by MPK authorities before he sublet to me.

Question:
1) I have not much info about MIGOS Pensionkasse houses, is it legal to sublet it.
2) What else need to considered while renting house in MPK.
MPK will agree whether you can let it or not, so you should be OK on that front. The side payment is dodgier but the LL is taking the risk here, since there's not much he can do if you decide not to pay.
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