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Contract in a flatshare

Hi guys,

So we're trying to set up a flatshare with 2 friends of mine and we're just wondering, what is the standard procedure for signing a rental contract in this case?

If we all sign the rental contract and are fully part of it, that would be the ideal case, but what if one of us decides to leave at some point and the other two want to stay? We will have to write a new contract with the agency/landlord when a new flatmate comes in but does the agency/landlord have the obligation of accepting the flatmate change? Does it cost anything to have a new contract done with an agency?

Also one other possibility is to make just one person sign the contract and then have the other 2 guys just sublet their rooms. Once again, does the agency/landlord have to accept the subletting contract?

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Re: Contract in a flatshare

The second option is the toughest for the first tenant, but probably the cleanest.

There can be a problem if the situation deteriorates and one person doesn't want to pay the rent nor do anything to help the other two sub tenants. It ends up with a bad situation and all 3 being jointly responsible. The landlords prefer this option as they then have 3 possibilities of getting their rental.

If there is one tenant he has the law on his side over the two sub tenants.

So the best for you all would be one rental contract with the landlord, and copies of the two sub contracts given to him.

Don't forget that with "Swiss Caution" you do not need to leave any deposit money, http://www.swisscaution.ch/en/home
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Re: Contract in a flatshare

Thanks for the tips

I might go for the subletting option, it sounds reasonable and more flexible!
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