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Police Officer Seeks Apartment

Folks,

I am going to be working in Lausanne for three months on behalf of the Metropolitan Police, and I need an apartment.

I was offered a room in the CHUV (I think that is the hospital) but I need a bigger place.

Everywhere I have checked is either already rented or not willing to let for three months.

I have tried every website, pdf list and whatever else is going, so now this is a last ditch attempt in case any of you know of anything by word of mouth.

I have a budget of around 1000 to 1500 CHF per month.

Anyone got anything?
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Re: Police Officer Seeks Apartment

Your problem is really your budget. You need to be looking at sublets or shared apartments. I don't remember where they advertise the sublets. Someone will be here shortly to tell us.

Sooooo... what are you going to be doing in Lausanne....?
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Sooooo... what are you going to be doing in Lausanne....?
I have just seen a headline that says "Switzerland to crack down on money laundering."
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Your problem is really your budget. You need to be looking at sublets or shared apartments. I don't remember where they advertise the sublets. Someone will be here shortly to tell us.

Sooooo... what are you going to be doing in Lausanne....?
Going to be shadowing the Swiss Police for 3 months to find out how they do things, and if all is well, introduce the ideas to the Met Police!

As for the rent issue, thanks for the answer, I am desperate to find somewhere, so hopefully someone will come along with the answer
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Re: Police Officer Seeks Apartment

Boring....

Have you tried AirBnB? Also the tourism office has a list of places.

http://www.lausanne-tourisme.ch/view...358&language=E
If the link doesn't work it's under "accommodation".
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Maybe it would help to state your age group, a bit about yourself - in case someone has a spare room that they would be prepared to rent out short-term - for the right person. Shame we are just too far away.

At the Met? Do you know my old friend Gethan? lol.
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Boring....

Have you tried AirBnB? Also the tourism office has a list of places.

http://www.lausanne-tourisme.ch/view...358&language=E
If the link doesn't work it's under "accommodation".
Not so boring! I get to try out all the fun stuff too!! Firearms, Helicopter, Undecover Operations etc!!

I have checked that list you sent the link to. I'am afraid things are already taken before I even get chance to ask! (Although one funny woman made me go through the whole thing, when I would arrive etc only to say all the apartments were taken weeks ago)!
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Maybe it would help to state your age group, a bit about yourself - in case someone has a spare room that they would be prepared to rent out short-term - for the right person. Shame we are just too far away.

At the Met? Do you know my old friend Gethan? lol.
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I have just seen a headline that says "Switzerland to crack down on money laundering."
It's easy to catch those criminals; just look at their rota.
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Which team do you support, lol? Could make all the difference
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That'll be the Red side of Manchester!
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Re: Police Officer Seeks Apartment

to be honest you're better in a share, it's very short and housing is in short supply. Furnished would cost a bomb and unfurnished is going to see you lose in the apartment lotto.

Shared use of a pad is the best option you will find, I reckon.

And no surprise that you're not from Melchester but support ManUre
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Re: Police Officer Seeks Apartment

Oh, so you'll be learning to knock on people's doors at 6 in the morning to hand over a speeding ticket, being called out to deal with unruly foreigners who forgot to buy their bus ticket, racially profile for random stop and searches, that kind of thing?

Edit: and welcome to Switzerland by the way (even if you are a scummer fan)
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to be honest you're better in a share, it's very short and housing is in short supply. Furnished would cost a bomb and unfurnished is going to see you lose in the apartment lotto.

Shared use of a pad is the best option you will find, I reckon.

And no surprise that you're not from Melchester but support ManUre
House sharing maybe an option, but I was hoping on bringing my family with me.
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Oh, so you'll be learning to knock on people's doors at 6 in the morning to hand over a speeding ticket, being called out to deal with unruly foreigners who forgot to buy their bus ticket, racially profile for random stop and searches, that kind of thing?

Edit: and welcome to Switzerland by the way (even if you are a scummer fan)
That's a bit hefty. I am sure the Swiss, (as well as the Met) have policies in place that control and condemn racial profiling! I know I certainly would be offended to be put in such a category!

Anyway, this thread is about finding me a house, not the politics of policing!
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That's a bit hefty. I am sure the Swiss, (as well as the Met) have policies in place that control and condemn racial profiling! I know I certainly would be offended to be put in such a category!

Anyway, this thread is about finding me a house, not the politics of policing!
Political correctness does not really exist in CH, women & foreigners get paid less, that sort of thing.
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Re: Police Officer Seeks Apartment

make sure to check surrounding places . for example Montreux and the area around there is only a good 20 min by train. just to broaden your search a bit more.
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Bringing the family won't be easy for such a short period. How old is your little one? You probably will have to look outside Lausanne, towards Cossonay, Yverdon. Lausanne is notoriously difficult to find accommodation, let alone short-term. Can you ask the Swiss Police to help out - put a notice at the plod's place to see if anyone knows of anything free short-term, etc.

Maybe stating which months you are coming will help too. Will you be bringing your car to help with commuting if necessary?

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That's a bit hefty. I am sure the Swiss, (as well as the Met) have policies in place that control and condemn racial profiling
Wait and see... or read through the archives

That said, why not just rent a place with a three month termination notice, then terminate as soon as the ink is dry?

All above board-ish, no pesky refusals to let (well, less...) and you get your temporary flat.

(I'm only slightly joking about that. Finding housing in CH sucks)
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Wait and see... or read through the archives

That said, why not just rent a place with a three month termination notice, then terminate as soon as the ink is dry?

All above board-ish, no pesky refusals to let (well, less...) and you get your temporary flat.

(I'm only slightly joking about that. Finding housing in CH sucks)
Actually, not a bad idea re the termination notice thing! As for the other comments, I would look at moving slightly outside of Lausanne, however, having never travelled to Switzerland, I am not sure what areas are safe etc. As mentioned, I have a family, daughter is 1 year old, and they don't speak French, so need something suitable for them as well really.
 

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