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Hi, google translate is not helping me to discover what this bill is for! Can anybody help? and do I need to pay it? Thanks, Mike
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Old 22.06.2014, 20:51
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Re: Unknown Bill!

A magnifying glass would help!
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Hi, google translate is not helping me to discover what this bill is for! Can anybody help? and do I need to pay it? Thanks, Mike
probably the electricity, gas or water bill
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Re: Unknown Bill!

When I google "Werke am Zürichsee" what I get looks like a utility company. The photo is a little too fuzzy to see the rest.
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Old 22.06.2014, 20:57
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Re: Unknown Bill!

Here's the hompage, maybe you can find something there?

http://www.werkezuerichsee.ch/de/
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Re: Unknown Bill!

Thanks guys. I though utilities are included in rental? I will scan document so its easier to read.
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Old 22.06.2014, 20:58
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Re: Unknown Bill!

I think it's a reminder for something but it's impossible to read as the image isn't clear enough.
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Old 22.06.2014, 21:02
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Re: Unknown Bill!

All I could see was "Zahlungserinnerung" which means payment reminder, and I think it says it has to be paid within twelve days.
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Old 22.06.2014, 21:13
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Re: Unknown Bill!

Can't read anything other than "Zahlungserinnerung" = reminder (i.e. you already missed the first payment deadline) and "Werke Zürich" = some utility company.

You only pay an estimate for water, gas, electricity, whatnot with your monthly rent. If you use more of any, you'll get an additional bill. This is it (probably as again, way too small to read)
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Old 22.06.2014, 21:16
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Re: Unknown Bill!

If the word 'Mahnung' isn't obvious, don't worry about it and FIB.
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Old 22.06.2014, 21:19
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Can't read anything other than "Zahlungserinnerung" = reminder (i.e. you already missed the first payment deadline) and "Werke Zürich" = some utility company.

You only pay an estimate for water, gas, electricity, whatnot with your monthly rent. If you use more of any, you'll get an additional bill. This is it (probably as again, way too small to read)
But would the bill come from the company or from the landlord? In our case, the "settle up" bill comes from the landlord...but we're in Bern so maybe it's different.
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But would the bill come from the company or from the landlord? In our case, the "settle up" bill comes from the landlord...but we're in Bern so maybe it's different.
In my case, some come from the landlord and others from the company/-ies directly. Specifically, at least electricity comes from the company (some "Industrielle Werke" or similar) directly. The bill here, based on the name, looks like an electricity bill.
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But would the bill come from the company or from the landlord? In our case, the "settle up" bill comes from the landlord...but we're in Bern so maybe it's different.
I think 150 chf is a bit too much of a round number for it to be a settle up bill and as you say they are usually sent by the landlord.
I think it's more likely to be the annual rubbish collection charge or something similar but without a clearer image it's impossible to say.
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Re: Unknown Bill!

Always read the fine print. There are some bogus bills, which appear to be real, which are sent out. In fine print it states the payment shall serve as a contract acceptance.

It happened to me.

HIM SWISS+internet sends FAKE bills.....
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Re: Unknown Bill!

When I was living in Erlenbach I used to get utility bills from this company (electricity I think, but can't remember), and all were above board and fine.
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