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Temporary accommodation between rentals

Hi all

We're moving out of our current rental property at the end of May, but not moving into our new one until July. In between we'll be in an airbnb in Winterthur.

My first question is, what should we do with our post? Is it worth getting a temporary redirection? Or can we use Poste Restante and collect mail from the post office (I think that's how this works, right?).

Also, do we need to tell the old/new/temporary Gemeinde or is it Ok to just update them once the move is complete. The old house, new house and temporary house are all in different Gemeindes!

All comments, advice and opinions gratefully received!
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Re: Temporary accommodation between rentals

You need the redirection to your new address. You can always modify the address to the new one.

Post Restante/ Post Lagernd is free of charge, BUT the mail has to be addressed to Post Lagernd/Post Restante. Redirecting the mail is charged.
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You need the redirection to your new address. You can always modify the address to the new one.
I assume you mean redirect to the temp address? Unfortunately I can't see the house owner being enthusiastic about giving us a post box or adding a label to hers, but I can ask.

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Post Restante/ Post Lagernd is free of charge, BUT the mail has to be addressed to Post Lagernd/Post Restante. Redirecting the mail is charged.
Ah, Ok. So I could forward our old address to Post Restante for a month while we're in temporary accommodation and then switch the forwarding to the new address once we have the post box labelled etc.
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