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Old 21.01.2014, 21:52
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Nameplates- who pays?

I searched through the forums and found no consensus. Hence this question:

Who (landlord/tenant) should foot the expense for the nameplate on the mailbox & entry phone in an instance where this charge is not mentioned in the lease?

Answers, experiences, all welcomed!

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Old 21.01.2014, 21:52
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Re: Nameplates- who pays?

Tenant pays
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Old 22.01.2014, 10:41
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Tenant pays
I had to pay for mine in Basel, while renting from a company but in our current house our landlord paid (private rent)
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Old 22.01.2014, 10:54
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Re: Nameplates- who pays?

For consistency across the other apartments, my landlord arranged all the name plates for me and paid.

Then cross-charged me via a pink slip just when I thought I'd got them for free.
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Re: Nameplates- who pays?

I recently received two nameplates - one with incorrect name on it. I send it back and received it again in post yesterday
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Re: Nameplates- who pays?

We just moved into our apartment last month and we had to pay for ours.
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Old 26.01.2014, 15:20
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I recently received two nameplates - one with incorrect name on it. I send it back and received it again in post yesterday
It's not their fault you can't spell "olive".
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Re: Nameplates- who pays?

Hang on, this is Switzerland... I think the landlord might mean "I will pay the supplier and send you a hugely inflated bill"
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Hang on, this is Switzerland... I think the landlord might mean "I will pay the supplier and send you a hugely inflated bill"
Something along these lines, yes...and what do you mean by hugely inflated? That's called the administrative cost for the "service" I've provided...afterall, this is Switzerland, where you get served without even knowing.
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Re: Nameplates- who pays?

seems that it depends from landlord to landlord.

we've lived in two different apartments during our time here and both landlords paid for the name plates on our letter boxes and for our door bell. Although i have noticed that in our current block, not all name plates are uniform suggesting that the tenant has acquired it themselves.
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Re: Nameplates- who pays?

Our landlord paid for ours but I don't think that this is the norm. I believe the tenant normally has to pay.
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Old 21.01.2014, 21:59
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Whatever happened to Dymo guns?
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Re: Nameplates- who pays?

We just stuck a hand written piece of paper in ours!
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We just stuck a hand written piece of paper in ours!


Oh, it's you, living in the dump round the corner...
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Whatever happened to Dymo guns?
They still exist. They're just a bit posher these days.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dymo-Omega-E...&keywords=dymo
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They still exist. They're just a bit posher these days.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dymo-Omega-E...&keywords=dymo
That's not posh; ........ this is posh:
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Re: Nameplates- who pays?

Thanks all- Tenant: Landlord seems to be 2:1 so far. My dilemma is that the landlord has offered to pay, but I really wouldn't want him to if the norm is that the tenant should...
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Re: Nameplates- who pays?

We had to pay for ours too.
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