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Guest 20.09.2018 17:21

Mieterverband Zurich (Renters association) special offer for membership
 
Free membership until the end of this year if you take out membership for next year.

bowlie 20.09.2018 18:04

Re: Mieterverband Zurich (Renters association) special offer for membership
 
All renters, including prospective renters should join an association like this.

There is Asloca in romandie.

ORDtoZRH 16.06.2019 16:31

Re: Mieterverband Zurich (Renters association) special offer for membership
 
If you have legal protection insurance (which covers tenancy law), is it still worthwhile to have the Mieterverband? I'm not clear on what the difference is and I couldn't find an answer when searching.

Thanks in advance!

ThomasSSS 16.06.2019 17:04

Re: Mieterverband Zurich (Renters association) special offer for membership
 
The Mieterverband offers legal advice, free for members, discounted for non-members. This is probably more affordable that going through your legal insurance, if it has a meaningful deductible.

More broadly, they offer other housing-specific services to members.

For example, if you are worried that a landlord will try to misrepresent damages during a handover, the Mieterverband will (for a fee) send out an agent to assist. For example, there is a schedule of costs that a landlord is allowed to charge for damage, depending on the type and age of the wall/floor/whatnot. Anybody can download this schedule from the MV website, but the agent would have experience in making sure that it is correctly interpreted.

Urs Max 16.06.2019 17:59

Re: Mieterverband Zurich (Renters association) special offer for membership
 
I'd say yes. The Mieterverband helps you prevent and stave off problems whereas legal insurance isn't much use until after they've arisen. Many people on here (except probably the long-time members) would probably be well advised to have a MV representative present during handover to avoid getting screwed.

freeworld 18.06.2019 21:09

Re: Mieterverband Zurich (Renters association) special offer for membership
 
If one has already a personal liability insurance, is it still make sense to buy the same insurance from the MV? The latter costs 12.- CHF per year.

I tried to figure out the exact extra benefits, but it is difficult to read contracts, as always. I can see that there is no deductible.

mgosia 19.06.2019 05:24

Re: Mieterverband Zurich (Renters association) special offer for membership
 
It covers the deductible

MsWorWoo 20.06.2019 11:39

Re: Mieterverband Zurich (Renters association) special offer for membership
 
I keep my membership up despite being in a pretty good genosenschaft and never having to use them in my previous private rented apartment. I figure the very little I pay a year will go to help someone who will need them. Same with Rega even though I donít ski or spend much time in the mountains or abroad.
Not yet joined Exit though.....

iu1nguoi 20.06.2019 13:23

Re: Mieterverband Zurich (Renters association) special offer for membership
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MsWorWoo (Post 3077057)
I keep my membership up despite being in a pretty good genosenschaft and never having to use them in my previous private rented apartment. I figure the very little I pay a year will go to help someone who will need them. Same with Rega even though I donít ski or spend much time in the mountains or abroad.
Not yet joined Exit though.....

what is the Exit association? :)

Urs Max 21.06.2019 08:43

Re: Mieterverband Zurich (Renters association) special offer for membership
 
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Originally Posted by iu1nguoi (Post 3077080)
what is the Exit association? :)

See here.

ba co n 22.06.2019 00:16

Re: Mieterverband Zurich (Renters association) special offer for membership
 
I would like to clarify that the Mieterverband is an association not a for profit business. Members join to support their cause and as a benefit are allowed legal consultations. In a way all renters benefit from this association whether they are members whose fees support their cause or not. A lot of people donít understand the concept of association here in ch and Iíve even. heard a complaintabout having to pay the 60chf fee after forgetting to cancel membership eventho that person used their legal advise to save 250 an hour for a private attorney.


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