Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Housing in general  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07.01.2008, 12:28
ejml's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 21
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
ejml has no particular reputation at present
Dishwasher repair in rental: who pays?

Hi all,
We are having a little trouble with the dishwasher, so I called the hauswart about it. I was told to call Electrolux* directly, which I did.

Trouble is, I was speaking with the hauswart in my very elementary German, and I picked up just the highlights of that conversation. The part I didn't quite catch was, who typically pays for this? I did catch the part that I must pay for the service appointment, but I wasn't able to gather whether or not I will be reimbursed for this cost by the owners of my apartment building.

Perhaps every lease contract is different, but is it typical in Switzerland that the renter pays for the repairs and then submits the receipt for reimbursement by the apartment owner? Or is appliance repair a cost borne by the renter? The dishwasher needs repair either way, but it would be a little less painful to pay for that appointment, knowing I'll be reimbursed!

Thanks for the help!

*For those of you with Electrolux appliances: the customer service line is great - they went out of their way to find me someone who could help me in English, then tried to help me fix the dishwasher by phone, to avoid sending a technician.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07.01.2008, 12:35
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Dishwasher repair in rental: who pays?

When a part on our dishwasher needed replacing we informed the landlord who contacted an engineer who came, made the repair then billed the landlord.

I just had to sign the chit to say the work had been done.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07.01.2008, 13:34
Uncle Max's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Züri
Posts: 7,582
Groaned at 171 Times in 111 Posts
Thanked 8,424 Times in 3,486 Posts
Uncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dishwasher repair in rental: who pays?

As ever, check your contract, as sometimes some repairs etc. may come under the nebulous term 'Kleinreparatur' (tr. small repairs), where the landlord may insist you pay for wear and tear replacements.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07.01.2008, 14:50
ejml's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 21
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
ejml has no particular reputation at present
Re: Dishwasher repair in rental: who pays?

Great, thanks for the replies. I'll have another look at our contract. If all else fails, I will submit the bill for reimbursement and see what happens!

Thanks again -
ejml
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07.01.2008, 15:18
ddejay's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 145
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 24 Times in 18 Posts
ddejay has slipped a little
Re: Dishwasher repair in rental: who pays?

our contract (which I'm told is quite standard) defines 'small repairs' as those costing up to 1% of the total annual rent.

This means most small repairs are *OUR* responsibility to pay for.,.... which sucks as we have a 'friday' model dishwasher which is ALWAYS going wrong....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dishwasher, household repairs




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
It pays to improve your wordpower - an give rice to the hungry Zug bound General off-topic 19 28.03.2008 22:43
Rental flat: Replacing dishwasher with laundry machine? ersatz Housing in general 11 07.01.2008 14:56
Buying dishwasher with installation cyrus Other/general 4 03.12.2007 16:51
Dishwasher Installation jayvanamoju Other/general 1 07.04.2007 13:40


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 00:01.


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