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House / Flat deposit?

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What is the normal amount for a flat / house deposit to rent? Also, I saw that there is an alternative in order to pay less with a Rental guarantee, did someone tried that?

Since moving cost would rise waaay too much if its always 3 months rent deposit...



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Re: House / Flat deposit?

Take a look at these threads for some tips:

https://www.englishforum.ch/housing-...d-dummies.html

https://www.englishforum.ch/housing-...m-warning.html

They're part of this sticky:
https://www.englishforum.ch/housing-...re-asking.html

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Re: House / Flat deposit?

Three months rent.

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Re: House / Flat deposit?

Thanks guys! Funny thing, on the flats that I ask about one of the things that they require is the B Permit, and on the other side, in order to get the B Permit, you need a flat...

Thats why I was thinking as option B, to rent a Temporary Apartment, if this makes sence
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Re: House / Flat deposit?

Another question, since the cost of 3 months renting seem quite high to me to afford at the begining, how does the Rental Guarantee works exactly?

You pay per month a fee and thats it?
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Re: House / Flat deposit?

First flat we rented was 1 month and the second was 2 months. Neither accepted the "swiss caution" type of arrangement.
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Re: House / Flat deposit?

For me (as of 3 moves now), it has always been 2 months.


However it can vary between different agencies but I think minimum is 2 months.
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Another question, since the cost of 3 months renting seem quite high to me to afford at the begining, how does the Rental Guarantee works exactly?
Like a loan for the deposit. You pay them a premium which is a lot like interest for borrowing that money, except not tax deductible. If there are claims from the landlord, they'd pay the damages to him, but you have to repay them fully and with some big fat admin fees slapped on top. There's some more minor gotchas if you read the terms
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Like a loan for the deposit. You pay them a premium which is a lot like interest for borrowing that money, except not tax deductible. If there are claims from the landlord, they'd pay the damages to him, but you have to repay them fully and with some big fat admin fees slapped on top. There's some more minor gotchas if you read the terms
Wow, souns scary... but I guess is that, a cheap flat with max 2 months rent deposit, or the Temporary Apartments... Are these recommended? Would be enough for the B Permit?


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For me (as of 3 moves now), it has always been 2 months.


However it can vary between different agencies but I think minimum is 2 months.
What a stupid statement; there is no minimum, or zero if you prefer, their is a legal maximum of 3 months.

I have 2 tennants with no deposit and 5 with 3 months
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What a stupid statement; there is no minimum, or zero if you prefer, their is a legal maximum of 3 months.

I have 2 tennants with no deposit and 5 with 3 months
Do you have more flats to rent close to Basel?
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Wow, souns scary... but I guess is that, a cheap flat with max 2 months rent deposit, or the Temporary Apartments... Are these recommended? Would be enough for the B Permit?
If you want a permit, the first thing you need is a job. You can come here on a short-term basis to job-hunt (and rent a short-term place), but that's not going to get you a B-residence permit. An L job-seeker permit at best.
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...one of the things that they require is the B Permit, and on the other side, in order to get the B Permit, you need an address...
FTFY

AFAIK you could live under a bridge just as long as you provide an address the authorities can use to correspond with you.
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Re: House / Flat deposit?

Depends on the city where the flat is and the company who owns it.

I rented 2 flats in zurich, payed 2 monthly rents as a deposit (different companys)
i rented 1 flat in basel, payed 3 monthly rents as a deposit
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If you want a permit, the first thing you need is a job. You can come here on a short-term basis to job-hunt (and rent a short-term place), but that's not going to get you a B-residence permit. An L job-seeker permit at best.
I already got a job, signed the contract and so on, but they also need me to have a flat as well... and the flat ask me for the permit....
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FTFY

AFAIK you could live under a bridge just as long as you provide an address the authorities can use to correspond with you.

Depends on your permit and on the size of the flat.

It will not be reasonable , that a family of four will fit in 1 room flat (size 15spm). If the others of your family depend on your incone, you won't support
a family of four with an income of 3500 sfr gross per month, so a dependend permit will be unlikely.
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FTFY

AFAIK you could live under a bridge just as long as you provide an address the authorities can use to correspond with you.
And TAX me as well I bet... hahahahahha
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I already got a job, signed the contract and so on, but they also need me to have a flat as well... and the flat ask me for the permit....
If you got an unlimited contract, an EU Passport and a certain amount of money
from your job, your permit B will be in your hands in no time at all.
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If you got an unlimited contract, an EU Passport and a certain amount of money
from your job, your permit B will be in your hands in no time at all.
Yup, but still they told me they need an address... it looks like an infinite loop
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Re: House / Flat deposit?

How does the Rental guarantee exactly works? Since I couldnt find much info about it

Do you pay a fixed price every month? Can you cancel it and move to put a deposit instead whenever you want?
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