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Renting out room only for "work but not for living there" legal?

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I've seen some people renting out rooms only for "work but not for sleeping / living there". Usually those are single rooms with shared bathroom / kitchen on the floor.

Can they even ask for this from a legal perspective?

I've bumped into landlords that are rather incompetent in regards what they can ask for. Once I met a landlord who was sure he can forbid his tenants to sub-rent rooms to others, but actually he can not, as far as I know.
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Re: Renting out room only for "work but not for living there" legal?

Haven't heard of letting out only for work, but a landlord has to be informed if you plan to sub-let. If you don't tell him/her/them they have the right to terminate the main lessor's contract which would of course terminate the sub-letter's too.
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Re: Renting out room only for "work but not for living there" legal?

Maybe for "massage" purposes?!!
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Hi,

I've seen some people renting out rooms only for "work but not for sleeping / living there". Usually those are single rooms with shared bathroom / kitchen on the floor.

Can they even ask for this from a legal perspective?

I've bumped into landlords that are rather incompetent in regards what they can ask for. Once I met a landlord who was sure he can forbid his tenants to sub-rent rooms to others, but actually he can not, as far as I know.
if it is your dream to be a pimp, then this would be a good first step.
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If you don't tell him/her/them they have the right to terminate the main lessor's contract which would of course terminate the sub-letter's too.
I don't know about that but I am quite sure that if you sublet and tell the landlord, he can not throw you out based on that. In general, it is quite difficult to throw people out in Switzerland.
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Hi,

I've seen some people renting out rooms only for "work but not for sleeping / living there". Usually those are single rooms with shared bathroom / kitchen on the floor.

Can they even ask for this from a legal perspective?
Yes, they can, I have such a lease.

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I don't know about that but I am quite sure that if you sublet and tell the landlord, he can not throw you out based on that. In general, it is quite difficult to throw people out in Switzerland.
I didn't say he could. I said if you DON'T tell him then he has the right to terminate the main lessor's contract. He can't stop you subletting providing the sub-let regulations are met, but he must be informed first and has to give his consent. That's why not telling him puts both lessor and sub-lessor at risk. There's several very informative posts on the subject here:

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Re: Renting out room only for "work but not for living there" legal?

Further context for what OP wants to do. He wants to be the renter that is never present, not the landlord.

http://www.englishforum.ch/property-...ml#post2287167

http://www.englishforum.ch/property-...en-needed.html
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