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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

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Well, if the OP is this Amanda Portman,
https://www.fnac.com/ia4140536/Amanda-Portman
then maybe her walls are covered in erotica and I can understand why she doesn't want anyone in there taking photos. Especially if the manuscript pages are illustrated.

That then begs the question of why she would use her real name on EF.
Yeah, but then you cover the walls, hire a security person (ideally recommended and vetted by the insurance/employer/editor/whatnot) whose job is to stand there to check that there are no snafus with the landlord and the workers doing their repair job, and end of the story.

Assuming the thread is legit, I think both the OP and the landlord are being equally unreasonable: the landlord for not accepting one of the alternative dates that the OP provided, and the OP for not being willing to find reasonable solutions that ultimately allow the workers to come into the apartment when the OP is not there, which might be necessary at this point.
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Old 01.11.2017, 18:05
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That then begs the question of why she would use her real name on EF.
Well it is sparking off a lot of interest in her work without contravening Market Place Rules.
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Old 01.11.2017, 18:24
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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

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Swiss Law is very clear about the right of landlord and his/her representatives, in this case workers- for essential repairs. Art. 257e of the Code.
However it's not an essential repair, so irrelevant.
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Old 01.11.2017, 18:28
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Why can't see just lock the stuff in a metal filing cabinet?
Because the loss factor cited was time in removing/replacing. That's what makes me think its a papered wall for planning of some sort.
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Old 01.11.2017, 18:38
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Well, if the OP is this Amanda Portman,
https://www.fnac.com/ia4140536/Amanda-Portman
then maybe her walls are covered in erotica and I can understand why she doesn't want anyone in there taking photos. Especially if the manuscript pages are illustrated.

That then begs the question of why she would use her real name on EF.
Wow, this thread just picked up some internet currency. All I got when googled was a hairdresser, spent some time mulling over top secret hairstyles.

Ok, I think I got the quest for visibility now.

Or, it is a prank on her name and the thread gets even weirder.

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Old 01.11.2017, 18:53
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Well, if the OP is this Amanda Portman,
https://www.fnac.com/ia4140536/Amanda-Portman
then maybe her walls are covered in erotica and I can understand why she doesn't want anyone in there taking photos. Especially if the manuscript pages are illustrated.

That then begs the question of why she would use her real name on EF.
A troll might well choose an erotic writer has a handle.

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Well it is sparking off a lot of interest in her work without contravening Market Place Rules.
If you look at amazon, you can read some of the snippets. Deathless prose it ain't. 18 page e-books, self-published.
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Old 01.11.2017, 19:01
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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

Doesn't need to be if it sells.
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Old 01.11.2017, 19:25
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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

If it helps, it's obvious that the OP is not a native speaker of English.

How does the prose in the books compare?
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Old 01.11.2017, 19:39
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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

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the more the OP being paranoid about it, the more the landlord and the workers will get curious.

OP; how do you even go out with that attitude? Do you ever go to shopping,restaurants,drinks,etc?

I know so many cases of a break-in by actual thieves in Switzerland.How do you ensure that doesnt happen to you? How do you even sleep at night.
She apparently doesn't really. Is home all day 350 days a year. The 15 days she goes out are probably so exactly randomly (what do you mean that's a contradiction ) picked that nobody notices it's the chance to go have a look.

I also think it's a troll and suspecting.... but at least it's an entertaining one.
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Old 01.11.2017, 19:41
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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

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If it helps, it's obvious that the OP is not a native speaker of English.

How does the prose in the books compare?
porn ghost writers: no imagination, but a great set of grammar...
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Really? She's anticipated exactly the reaction she would get - get a friend in, leave the key with the landlord etc. - and tried to head off unworkable options from the outset, trying to give enough information to have that accepted at face value whilst not being too revealing - and look how she has been lambasted. She's damned if she does and damned if she doesn't.
If OP is in a situation as exemplified above, suggestions on an anonymous 'net forum are of no value, she'll talk to a lawyer regardless of the actual feedback.

So why come here in the first place?
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Old 01.11.2017, 19:45
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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

I think that OP is actually male, in some sense of the word.

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If OP is in a situation as exemplified above, suggestions on an anonymous 'net forum are of no value, she'll talk to a lawyer regardless of the actual feedback.

So why come here in the first place?
Why? Getting a whole lot of suggestions from a forum, especially if they contradict one another and there are strong arguments for or against certain perspectives, can be very valuable. It can sharpen one's focus to understand what the essential issues are - or could possibly be - in this situation, in this country. Also, one can learn the appropriate vocabularly this way, sometimes in the local language, and in some threads someone supplies a link to the relevant law.

Doing this kind of homework in advance, plus other online research, enables someone in OP's position to approach a lawyer (if she still thinks that is needed) better informed, and that can save one quite a bit on lawyer's fees.
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Old 01.11.2017, 20:42
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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

I am tempted to buy an 18 page e-book. To work on my appropriate vocabulary, I swear.
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Old 01.11.2017, 23:04
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I am tempted to buy an 18 page e-book. To work on my appropriate vocabulary, I swear.
Let me know if it is worth the 2 euro 49.
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Old 02.11.2017, 08:25
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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

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If it helps, it's obvious that the OP is not a native speaker of English.

How does the prose in the books compare?
Reading the snippets, I'd guess not the same person.
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Old 02.11.2017, 11:03
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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

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If it helps, it's obvious that the OP is not a native speaker of English.
. . .
I agree. Starting the fist sentence in the OP:
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There was an accident at my neighbor’s heating system.
But, on the other hand, this appears to be very English:
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. . . Let me underline I have about ten reasons to not let anyone ever come to my flat when I’m [not at] home. When I say anyone, I mean anyone, including friends. . .
It is a manifestation of the well known English concept of "My home is my castle".

And this sounds much more like an experience with the English National Health System than something in say Switzerland:
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I’m going to the hospital for a surgery I’ve been waiting for a year.
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Old 02.11.2017, 11:12
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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

Or she's growing pot and her writing was affected by its medicinal power.
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And this sounds much more like an experience with the English National Health System than something in say Switzerland:

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I’m going to the hospital for a surgery I’ve been waiting for a year.
That doesn't sound at all English to me; no English person would talk about "a surgery", and there's a preposition missing in the second half of the sentence (even if it would be very clumsy: "... (an operation) I've been waiting for for a year").
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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

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That doesn't sound at all English to me; no English person would talk about "a surgery", and there's a preposition missing in the second half of the sentence (even if it would be very clumsy: "... (an operation) I've been waiting for for a year").
Waiting a year for an operation could be attributed to the NHS and its waiting times but, yes, I agree that we Brits don't refer to "a surgery". You'd call it either simply "surgery" or "an operation".
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