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Fridge drink holder broke. Who's responsibility the landlor or me? -Zurisee

Hello everyone, just a quick question. The drink holder inside my fridge broke and it needs to be replaced. Who's responsible the landlor or me?

If it is me, does anyone knows this maker "Pentan"? I can't find it online.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: Fridge drink holder broke. Who's responsibility the landlor or me? -Zurisee

You break it, you buy it

Anyway, in most rental contracts it is stated that small repairs are on you, while big repairs are on the landlord. You could still ask the landlord, where to source the part; who knows, maybe he is in a good mood; spring in the air and all that.

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Re: Fridge drink holder broke. Who's responsibility the landlor or me? -Zurisee

I highly doubt any landlord is going to accept responsibility for that type of damage. As stated above, cheaper repairs are generally regarded to be for the tenant, regardless of cause. When in doubt, refer to the contract which should address the responsibility allocation and thresholds.
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Re: Fridge drink holder broke. Who's responsibility the landlor or me? -Zurisee

I had a similar experience where my landlord asked me to pay for any expenses less than CHF 200. It must be same for all rental house where the small expenses taken care by the tenant.
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Re: Fridge drink holder broke. Who's responsibility the landlor or me? -Zurisee

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If it is me, does anyone knows this maker "Pentan"? I can't find it online.
Pentane is the type of chemical refrigerant used. I don't think it's the make of the fridge.

There's normally a label inside the door with the maker's name.
Did you get an instruction manual for it?

It's often cheaper to buy fridge parts abroad and pay the postage.
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Re: Fridge drink holder broke. Who's responsibility the landlor or me? -Zurisee

In Switzerland, anything below 100 CHF is considered "small" and thus you buy it yourself.
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Re: Fridge drink holder broke. Who's responsibility the landlor or me? -Zurisee

We had the same article break on our V Zug fridge. We paid it, as we didn't assume this would be the landlord's responsibility. The cost was really reasonable at CHF19!
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Re: Fridge drink holder broke. Who's responsibility the landlor or me? -Zurisee

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In Switzerland, anything below 100 CHF is considered "small" and thus you buy it yourself.
If I remember correctly from school, in Zürich the usually accepted threshhold is CHF 400.
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Re: Fridge drink holder broke. Who's responsibility the landlor or me? -Zurisee

Be careful though, if you ask your landlord to fix it, there is a good chance they will happily do it. They will send a repair man with a replacement, then a few weeks later you could get a small bill for the replacement part, and a large bill for the repairman's time!


Of course this is necessary if the repair requires specialized tools, but if it's just a simple physical replacement, you will be billed quite a bit for the time spent.
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Re: Fridge drink holder broke. Who's responsibility the landlor or me? -Zurisee

It all depends on what it is. If the faucet aerator needs replacing it's on the tenant, if the water faucet does it's the landlord, for example.
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