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Something about subletting

Do I need a permission from the lardlord (the agency) to sublet my apartment for just several weeks or one month? Nothing about this is written in my rental contract.

I searched by didn't find any relevant post here. Anyone could help?
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Must say the 'word' sub-let makes me shiver everytime I see it. It is a minefield unless you know the person really well from all sorts of legal, financial, etc issues unless it is done with the approval of the owner, and all the legal, financial and insurance issues 100% clear and tied down. Can you imagine how much damage a sub-letter can make? Must say it is a huge risk.
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Re: Something about subletting

Check this information about the legal side of subletting.
No guarantee that it is all you need to know, but it should give you something to go on.
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Re: Something about subletting

Please don't quote me on this it will need further research but I did read about a week ago that sub-letting was perfectly legal in Switzerland, in fact I was quite shocked to read that it was illegal for a landlord to not allow you to sub-let..

I rented a flat last year and only now have I received a bill for cleaning from him after he OK'ed the inventory, I was checking where I stood....

I have searched for the link but I am running out of time today...But from experience I would say BE VERY CAREFUL !!!!!!

Good luck !
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Please don't quote me on this it will need further research but I did read about a week ago that sub-letting was perfectly legal in Switzerland, in fact I was quite shocked to read that it was illegal for a landlord to not allow you to sub-let..

I rented a flat last year and only now have I received a bill for cleaning from him after he OK'ed the inventory, I was checking where I stood....

I have searched for the link but I am running out of time today...But from experience I would say BE VERY CAREFUL !!!!!!

Good luck !
Yes. This is exactly true for Vaud. The OP will have to check if this is also true for Zurich. Check the tenants association. They usually have the common questions answered on the site.

As for your problem, if you have a signed protocol that everything is OK when you left and they sent you a bill more than 3 days after the handover, he's out of luck.
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Must say the 'word' sub-let makes me shiver everytime I see it. It is a minefield unless you know the person really well from all sorts of legal, financial, etc issues unless it is done with the approval of the owner, and all the legal, financial and insurance issues 100% clear and tied down. Can you imagine how much damage a sub-letter can make? Must say it is a huge risk.
thanks, i'm also worried about the risk....would it be useful to ask for a certain amount of money as a deposit?

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Please don't quote me on this it will need further research but I did read about a week ago that sub-letting was perfectly legal in Switzerland, in fact I was quite shocked to read that it was illegal for a landlord to not allow you to sub-let..

I rented a flat last year and only now have I received a bill for cleaning from him after he OK'ed the inventory, I was checking where I stood....

I have searched for the link but I am running out of time today...But from experience I would say BE VERY CAREFUL !!!!!!

Good luck !

Wow,,, you scared me....looks not really a good idea to sublet...

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Re: Something about subletting

Did you read the link in the third post?
Although members' views are interesting and valid, it is never a bad idea to check out what the rules are, and, if possible, to find out how one can avoid having nasty surprises at the end of a let.

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Did you read the link in the third post?
Although members' views are interesting and valid, it is never a bad idea to check out what the rules are, and, if possible, to find out how one can avoid having nasty surprises at the end of a let.
Thanks for the link, i am now studying the rules and ways to avoid bigger problems...

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Re: Something about subletting

So sorry for 'scaring' you - sub-letting is fine providing you do it 'properly'. Not a good idea to say to someone you met in the pub, well I'm off back home for a couple of months, fancy staying in my pad? if you see what I mean.
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