Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Housing in general  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 19.04.2014, 09:38
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ALDERSHOT
Posts: 37
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
happychick has no particular reputation at present
Apartment Rental: Application Form Completion Help

I am completing an NSV apartment rent application form and I have some questions...

Discovering Natel meant mobile phone took a while! - that is right isn't it?

What does Tel P: and Tel G: mean?

What do they need for Autokennzeichen (falls vorhanden): - just the car make?

Namensschilder * wie folgt beschriften: assuming this is a name tag for outside the door?

Mit Bewerber/in 2 in Ehe / Konkubinat / Wohngemeinschaft: Assuming you tick Ehe if you're married?

Apologies if there is already a thread with this information, I have searched and can't seem to find anything.

Many thanks

Sophie

Last edited by happychick; 19.04.2014 at 11:40. Reason: Spelling mistake in title
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 19.04.2014, 09:50
swisspea's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: From one side of lake Zurich to the other...
Posts: 6,077
Groaned at 36 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 5,955 Times in 2,782 Posts
swisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Apartment Renting Completin Application Form Help

Tel p is private, tel g is work phone number.

Ehe is married...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank swisspea for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 19.04.2014, 09:56
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ALDERSHOT
Posts: 37
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
happychick has no particular reputation at present
Re: Apartment Renting Completin Application Form Help

Quote:
View Post
Tel p is private, tel g is work phone number.

Ehe is married...
Thanks very much, helpful
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19.04.2014, 09:58
Belgianmum's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Neuchâtel
Posts: 12,021
Groaned at 198 Times in 175 Posts
Thanked 19,247 Times in 8,005 Posts
Belgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Apartment Renting Completin Application Form Help

Autokennzeichen is the car number plate number.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Belgianmum for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 19.04.2014, 09:59
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ALDERSHOT
Posts: 37
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
happychick has no particular reputation at present
Re: Apartment Renting Completin Application Form Help

Quote:
View Post
Autokennzeichen is the car number plate number.
Thanks for that, we are planning on getting a new (well not new but different) car soon - should I leave it blank do you think?

Thanks
Sophie
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 19.04.2014, 10:23
Belgianmum's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Neuchâtel
Posts: 12,021
Groaned at 198 Times in 175 Posts
Thanked 19,247 Times in 8,005 Posts
Belgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Apartment Renting Completin Application Form Help

Quote:
View Post
Thanks for that, we are planning on getting a new (well not new but different) car soon - should I leave it blank do you think?

Thanks
Sophie
You can leave it blank if you want but if you change your existing car for a different one you transfer the number plate to the new car so the number will be the same ( assuming you're in the same canton of course)
You can always give them the car number plate details at a later date if you actually get the flat, I don't think it's a necessity to fill it in on the application form.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Belgianmum for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 19.04.2014, 11:34
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ALDERSHOT
Posts: 37
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
happychick has no particular reputation at present
Re: Apartment Renting Completing Application Form Help

Thanks so much.

A couple of other things:

What does Beschäftigungsgrad mean with regard to % employment, is this whether you work part time so if you work full time it would be 100%?

Also when they ask for Netto-Jahreseinkommen in CHF does this mean net income less just tax or also the compulsory social contributions?

Thanks
Sophie
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 19.04.2014, 11:44
Wallabies's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winterthur
Posts: 3,223
Groaned at 311 Times in 176 Posts
Thanked 3,314 Times in 1,577 Posts
Wallabies has a reputation beyond reputeWallabies has a reputation beyond reputeWallabies has a reputation beyond reputeWallabies has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Apartment Rental: Application Form Completion Help

Google translate is your friend for these sort of forms when you dont know german
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 19.04.2014, 11:46
aSwissInTheUS's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Zurich area
Posts: 12,477
Groaned at 98 Times in 87 Posts
Thanked 19,017 Times in 8,452 Posts
aSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Apartment Renting Completing Application Form Help

Full time work is indeed 100%
In Switzwerland net wage is after any social contribution but before tax.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank aSwissInTheUS for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 19.04.2014, 11:47
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ALDERSHOT
Posts: 37
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
happychick has no particular reputation at present
Re: Apartment Rental: Application Form Completion Help

Quote:
View Post
Google translate is your friend for these sort of forms when you dont know german
I have been using Google translate as much as is feasible, in fact I have created an Excel sheet with the German and English translation to help next time.

However it translates Beschäftigungsgrad as 'level of employment' and I am not exactly sure what that means and also Netto-Jahreseinkommen is net-annual income but as I asked does this include social contributions?

I am asking for translation which Google doesn't do for me.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank happychick for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 19.04.2014, 11:49
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ALDERSHOT
Posts: 37
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
happychick has no particular reputation at present
Re: Apartment Renting Completing Application Form Help

Quote:
View Post
Full time work is indeed 100%
In Switzwerland net wage is after any social contribution but before tax.
That is very helpful thank you so 'level of employment' is a term used for the % of the week you work.

I didn't realise that net wage deducts social contributions from the gross not tax. That does seem strange, is that because the social contributions are federal and the tax is determined by the Canton?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 19.04.2014, 12:00
stephen_NE's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Luzern
Posts: 1,337
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1,370 Times in 658 Posts
stephen_NE has a reputation beyond reputestephen_NE has a reputation beyond reputestephen_NE has a reputation beyond reputestephen_NE has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Apartment Renting Completing Application Form Help

Quote:
View Post
I didn't realise that net wage deducts social contributions from the gross not tax. That does seem strange, is that because the social contributions are federal and the tax is determined by the Canton?
The logic is probably that your net income includes everything that goes into your bank account at the end of the month, i.e. your gross salary minus social contributions. For the vast majority of the population here, tax is not deducted directly from their salary, so the money that will later be used to pay the tax bill is indeed part of the "net monthly income".

Natel is mobile phone, yes (originally a brand name of Swisscom, has now passed into general usage), although in the German-speaking part of the country you will more often hear mobile phones referred to by the term "Handy".
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank stephen_NE for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 19.04.2014, 12:15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ALDERSHOT
Posts: 37
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
happychick has no particular reputation at present
Re: Apartment Renting Completing Application Form Help

Quote:
View Post
The logic is probably that your net income includes everything that goes into your bank account at the end of the month, i.e. your gross salary minus social contributions. For the vast majority of the population here, tax is not deducted directly from their salary, so the money that will later be used to pay the tax bill is indeed part of the "net monthly income".

Natel is mobile phone, yes (originally a brand name of Swisscom, has now passed into general usage), although in the German-speaking part of the country you will more often hear mobile phones referred to by the term "Handy".
Thank you for this helpful answer, so many new things to learn...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 19.04.2014, 12:39
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ALDERSHOT
Posts: 37
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
happychick has no particular reputation at present
Re: Apartment Rental: Application Form Completion Help

One more thing (I hope):

On reading previous threads there seems to be some confusion as to what 'Wurde die bisherige Wohnung vom Vermieter gekündigt? Ja... Grund... / Nein...' means.

I interpreted it using google translate to mean 'Did your landlord terminate your notice? If so why?' Someone else says it means 'Have you handed in your notice to your landlord?'

Which is correct?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 19.04.2014, 12:44
MathNut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kt. Glarus
Posts: 4,432
Groaned at 35 Times in 33 Posts
Thanked 10,888 Times in 3,249 Posts
MathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Apartment Rental: Application Form Completion Help

Quote:
View Post
One more thing (I hope):

On reading previous threads there seems to be some confusion as to what 'Wurde die bisherige Wohnung vom Vermieter gekündigt? Ja... Grund... / Nein...' means.

I interpreted it using google translate to mean 'Did your landlord terminate your notice? If so why?' Someone else says it means 'Have you handed in your notice to your landlord?'

Which is correct?

Thanks
"Was it your landlord (i.e. as opposed to you) who terminated your previous rental agreement? If so, why?"
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank MathNut for this useful post:
  #16  
Old 19.04.2014, 12:47
stephen_NE's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Luzern
Posts: 1,337
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1,370 Times in 658 Posts
stephen_NE has a reputation beyond reputestephen_NE has a reputation beyond reputestephen_NE has a reputation beyond reputestephen_NE has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Apartment Rental: Application Form Completion Help

Quote:
View Post
'Wurde die bisherige Wohnung vom Vermieter gekündigt? Ja... Grund... / Nein...'
I understand this as meaning "Has the lease on your current flat been terminated by the landlord, yes or no. If yes, for what reason".

Or, to put it more bluntly: "Are you looking for a new flat because you have been chucked out of the one you're living in at the moment?" Rental agencies don't want tenants with a "history".

Edit: duplicate post with MathNut.
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank stephen_NE for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 19.04.2014, 12:48
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ALDERSHOT
Posts: 37
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
happychick has no particular reputation at present
Re: Apartment Rental: Application Form Completion Help

I thought this was the case, thank you both.

Therefore this thread is incorrect? Help me - To fill the application form

Last edited by happychick; 19.04.2014 at 12:54. Reason: Addition/spelling
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 19.04.2014, 13:06
MathNut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kt. Glarus
Posts: 4,432
Groaned at 35 Times in 33 Posts
Thanked 10,888 Times in 3,249 Posts
MathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Apartment Rental: Application Form Completion Help

Quote:
View Post
I thought this was the case, thank you both.

Therefore this thread is incorrect? Help me - To fill the application form
The difference is in the wording. Your form asks specifically if the previous rental was terminated by the landlord, the wording on the other thread just asks if it has been terminated. (They're probably both fishing for the same information, mind you, as Stephen_NE said...)
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank MathNut for this useful post:
  #19  
Old 19.04.2014, 13:36
aSwissInTheUS's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Zurich area
Posts: 12,477
Groaned at 98 Times in 87 Posts
Thanked 19,017 Times in 8,452 Posts
aSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Apartment Rental: Application Form Completion Help

Quote:
View Post
I thought this was the case, thank you both.

Therefore this thread is incorrect? Help me - To fill the application form
Added a better answer to other thread. There something else they may looking for: Will you have two flats? Which means increased financial burden.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
apartment, application forms, housing, rent




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
Help me - To fill the application form Myth Housing in general 3 19.04.2014 13:33
ITIN application form question cas General off-topic 10 01.12.2011 15:21
Filling in Application Form Guest Housing in general 0 06.11.2008 13:40
Application for employment form brunus Employment 6 31.03.2007 23:39


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:14.


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