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maximum number of tennants in appartment

Hello,
I am living in flatshare for 1.5 years and there is another person these days that officially registered in this address for residence permit. And suddenly we (almost) all received papers requesting us to provide either copy of renting contract with our names or some statement from person who is on this contract. Since this is subletting and we don't have official contract for rent, we cannot look there to see any limits stated there. The apartment has 3 rooms, plus quite big kitchen (not sure if it's 3 bedrooms, maybe 1 was living room before), and there is currently 4 of us. 1 guy might not be registered to this apartment, he also didn't get the letters.
So question is - is there official limit of how many people are allowed to be registered for a given apartment? Like same number as number of bedrooms, or something similar?
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Re: maximum number of tennants in appartment

Even if subletting, you should have something official, like a subletting contract. Someone should have the main rental contract from the owner? However this may or may not have the details you are interested in. If the commune has indications that something is not right, they will likely inquire.
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Old 09.05.2012, 10:30
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Re: maximum number of tennants in appartment

From what i have heard its 1 bedroom for 2 people - people as in even a 1 day old child is counted as a person. Living room/dining/kitchen are not counted. I am saying this because when we moved in and were looking for temp accommodation this is what we were told and could not take a studio flat even for 2 weeks.
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Hello,
I am living in flatshare for 1.5 years and there is another person these days that officially registered in this address for residence permit. And suddenly we (almost) all received papers requesting us to provide either copy of renting contract with our names or some statement from person who is on this contract. Since this is subletting and we don't have official contract for rent, we cannot look there to see any limits stated there. The apartment has 3 rooms, plus quite big kitchen (not sure if it's 3 bedrooms, maybe 1 was living room before), and there is currently 4 of us. 1 guy might not be registered to this apartment, he also didn't get the letters.
So question is - is there official limit of how many people are allowed to be registered for a given apartment? Like same number as number of bedrooms, or something similar?
Thanx for any info
So, only two of you are registered at that address, yet four of you are actually living there and presumably you are all paying rent to the original tenant; who's sub-letting to you without a proper written contract? They need permission from the owners to sub-let and they might not have it.
It sounds like someone has reported that too many people are living in the appartment and the authorities are checking.
Who did the request for paperwork come from?

I'd suggest you speak urgently to the original tenant and contact Asloca.

www.asloca.ch/asloca-vaud-lausanneEn
ASLOCA-LAUSANNE Rue Jean-Jacques Cart 8 case postale 56 1006 Lausanne Téléphone: 0840 17 10 07. Fax: 021 617 11 48. E-mail: asloca.ls@asloca.ch ...

Years ago the Contrôle d'Habitants used to come round just after you'd moved into a place and physically check who was living there!

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Old 09.05.2012, 10:36
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Re: maximum number of tennants in appartment

You just need a letter from whoever has the contract stating that they confirm that you are living there.

I had to do that when my girlfriend (now wife) moved in with me, as she was not (and is not) on the contract.

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You just need a letter from whoever has the contract stating that they confirm that you are living there.

I had to do that when my girlfriend (now wife) moved in with me, as she was not (and is not) on the contract.

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A sublet is different, especially as it seems there isn't an official contract allowing the tenant to sublet the appartment.

You already held the tenancy for your flat and your girlfriend simply moved in with you.
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Re: maximum number of tennants in appartment

The persons subletting does not need permission from the landlord but s/he does need to inform the landlord. The landlord can only object in a few cases on being that the rent has not been increased substantially.

The subletter also needs to give the new tenants a rental contract. Sounds like it's a good time to get that rental contract in order.

As for # of people. Usually for adults it's 1 less than the number of rooms. So if you have a 4.5 piece apartment only 3 adults. 3 piece only two adults. (I don't know if children are allowed to share a room).
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As for # of people. Usually for adults it's 1 less than the number of rooms. So if you have a 4.5 piece apartment only adults. 3 piece only two adults. (I don't know if children are allowed to share a room).
So for a married couple you would need 3 rooms!
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So for a married couple you would need 3 rooms!
Married couples don't need three rooms. They need 2 rooms. Hummm... Did I count wrong? I've now confused myself! lol
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Married couples don't need three rooms. They need 2 rooms. Hummm... Did I count wrong? I've now confused myself! lol
Sometimes married couples need two separate flats. In different countries if possible :P
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