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Re: Rent increase with dishwasher installation

My landlord setup a website where you can report issues to the Hauswart.
As it's called a "portal", it came with a rent-increase of 5 CHF/month.
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I don't have a dishwasher, either, BTW.
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Old 14.11.2015, 19:53
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Re: Rent increase with dishwasher installation

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instead of watching TV, you can better read a good book!
I'd agree with that too. I see here it is actually beneficial to read a book. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/heal...ce-stress.html
I'm not saying I don't enjoy a series or a film though; it's just easier to have a series for example on DVD and watch it whenever I want to. There's also plenty of content online to watch nowadays. Paid TV package subscriptions are really unnecessary. Why pay for something that was previously free?!
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Re: Rent increase with dishwasher installation

FWIW I plumbed my dishwasher to the hot water supply.

I think an increase in rent is not necessarily out of order, provided that the dishwasher is not being forced upon you.
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Re: Rent increase with dishwasher installation

Always thought a dishwasher is a standard in this country...
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Always thought a dishwasher is a standard in this country...
No it isn't at all. In many smaller flats, designed for 1 to 2 occupants, and often occupied by only one, there is more often than not no dishwasher. I lived in 2 different rented flats and never had one. Had there have been one I wouldn't have used it in any case, as for one person it's hardly worth it, nor ecological. In the space for where a dishwasher could go in my flat here, I installed a washing machine, rather than a dishwasher!
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No it isn't at all. In many smaller flats, designed for 1 to 2 occupants, and often occupied by only one, there is more often than not no dishwasher. I lived in 2 different rented flats and never had one. Had there have been one I wouldn't have used it in any case, as for one person it's hardly worth it, nor ecological. In the space for where a dishwasher could go in my flat here, I installed a washing machine, rather than a dishwasher!
Surprised to hear that! I just recall when I was looking for flat, all the flats(for 1-2 occupants ) I visited have dishwasher but not washing machine, which is completely opposite to the country I come from where you find washing machine in every apartment but dishwasher no where!
PS: I hate washing dishes myself
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Surprised to hear that! I just recall when I was looking for flat, all the flats(for 1-2 occupants ) I visited have dishwasher but not washing machine, which is completely opposite to the country I come from where you find washing machine in every apartment but dishwasher no where!
PS: I hate washing dishes myself
Yes Switzerland is a bit different in that respect. I obviously don't 'love' washing dishes per se, but I don't mind it. If I had the choice of the two in my kitchen I'd opt for a washing machine every time I think!
The more people there are in a household, the more economical/convenient a dishwasher becomes.
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