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Old 07.09.2016, 11:00
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3 months notice fulfilled, what are my responsibilities?

Hi all!

I'm leaving my apartment in 3 months, I have done the 3 months notice but the agency insist that I have to show the place until they find a new tenant, even they want to put my name as contact on the Internet ad and coordinate the visits directly with the new possible tenants, etc.; as if it is my responsibility to find a new one; my contract, of course, does not say anything about it.

Having completed the 3 months notice, what I'm actually required? Is it an 'unofficial' rule that I have to help them to find someone?

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Re: 3 months notice fulfilled, what are my responsibilities?

In your place, I would decline to be the primary contact if you are not contractually obliged.

We recently moved and gave the agency three 3-hour periods (of our choosing) over two weeks in which we would show the apartment and hand out application forms to viewers; two evenings and one Saturday mid-morning. We would have been prepared to repeat the process later, if necessary, but the apartment went to one of the viewers from those days.

If that's not convenient for you either, I'd contact the agency and see if there's something that works for you both. You might not *have* to show the apartment, but it's better to help them out if you can. If you get arsey with them, they might get arsey with you when it comes to inspection and deposit return.
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Re: 3 months notice fulfilled, what are my responsibilities?

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I'm leaving my apartment in 3 months...
Hello Ana, if you are leaving in 3 months, does this mean that you are leaving the apartment outside the "normal" periods? As far as I know, in Luzern you can break the contract only end of March, end of June and end of September (of course while giving notice three months in advance).
If indeed you are leaving your apartment early, then you absolutely need to be cooperative, because it is your job and responsibility to find a successor tenant.

Check out this webpage of Mieterverband:

[By the way, I am in the same boat as you are: We are leaving our apartment early, end of November, and I am having a hard time finding a "Nachmieter". I was not expecting this, to be honest, I had thought with only one Sunday dedicated to showing people around I would be "off-the-hook".]
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