Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Housing in general  
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 19.01.2013, 09:00
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Luzern
Posts: 140
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 25 Times in 20 Posts
gmu500 has no particular reputation at present
Boiler maintenance and small repair

Hi all

I have a query about my boiler located in the kitchen - does the rental agency automatically organise a de-kalk and maintenance for the boiler or should I call them to inform them that it is overdue? Is this included in the Nebenkosten?

Also, I have a built-in fridge with small freezer compartment and the door had a flip handle which has broken - I can still close the door but I can see there is ice build up and really it should be changed. How should I go about this? Just change it or should I inform the rental agency and they will sort it out? I assume I will be billed for this, right?

Thank you for your advice.
Reply With Quote
Old 19.01.2013, 09:31
me.anon's Avatar
Forum Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: thun
Posts: 2,175
Groaned at 49 Times in 33 Posts
Thanked 2,878 Times in 1,396 Posts
me.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Boiler maintenance and small repair

As far as paying for any necessary descaling the boiler or the repairs to the fridge door, it is almost certain that you are responsible. Here is one of the standard rental contracts which you can paste into google translate: http://www.meierpartner.com/Allgemei...gungen-HEV.pdf Paragraph 5b says it all. There may, however, be a ceiling on how much you have to pay for these so-called small repairs. It depends on what exactly is in your contract.

As for the duty to organise the maintenance of the boiler, it is not so clear. My boiler at home should be descaled at 6 yearly intervals. You could ask the rental agency about the maintenance schedule.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank me.anon for this useful post:

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY Car Maintenance and Repair MoabMan Daily life 45 18.04.2020 16:46
Bicycle repair and general maintenance question Guest Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness 14 06.03.2008 08:54

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 00:49.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0