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Hello All!!

Have looked at the passed threads on rent negotiations but wanted to ask with the current economy cycle are landlords negotiating? I know there is a lot of demand and supply low but at the high end of the market, can tenants offer a lower rent? Also is it ok to see a flat in Jan and say we would like to move in March? We have just moved to Zurich this week and see our 1st property next week.

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Re: Negotiate

In the 10,000+ per month bracket there is probably negotiating room.

In the 5-10,000 range: Maybe.

In other brackets - you can always try. Just be prepared for a 'No. Next, please'.
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Old 30.12.2011, 20:43
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10.000+ per month

As usual in any negotiation, supply and demand and proportions of.
But also local character- I know many here who'd rather let a flat or house empty rather than negotiate, and they can afford it.
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A week or two ago there was an article either in NZZ or Tages Anzeiger about increased number of available 5k+ apartments in Zurich city - something like 50% more ads than year ago. As a side note the article mentioned that 80% of these apartments are rented to foreigners.
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A week or two ago there was an article either in NZZ or Tages Anzeiger about increased number of available 5k+ apartments in Zurich city - something like 50% more ads than year ago. As a side note the article mentioned that 80% of these apartments are rented to foreigners.
indeed, cf http://www.tagesschau.sf.tv/Nachrich...en-stehen-leer
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Have you ever heard of a Swiss who negotiated rent down? In the price range real local people with nothing-special jobs, there is nothing to negotiate. Maybe in Biel/Bienne. That would be the only Swiss city I know of, where the market is on renters' side.
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Have you ever heard of a Swiss who negotiated rent down? In the price range real local people with nothing-special jobs, there is nothing to negotiate. Maybe in Biel/Bienne. That would be the only Swiss city I know of, where the market is on renters' side.
I have. In central Zürich as well. But it was a commercial property. With residential its much more difficult.
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Many thanks for the inputs....i am looking at price range of circa 6500
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