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Renting Vs Buying Furniture

Ill be moving over to Switzerland in a few months for a year or two and I'm looking to fully furnish a 2 bed apt.

Just wondering does anyone have any experience of the prices of renting furniture for a full 2 bed?
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Old 10.10.2018, 14:23
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Ill be moving over to Switzerland in a few months for a year or two and I'm looking to fully furnish a 2 bed apt.

Just wondering does anyone have any experience of the prices of renting furniture for a full 2 bed?
Renting furniture?

Rent a furnished apartment or check here for lots of stuff being offered, on Ricardo, Ebay, Tutti etc
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Old 10.10.2018, 14:38
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Re: Renting Vs Buying Furniture

There is also the local second hand shop or check out what people toss out on collection day.
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Re: Renting Vs Buying Furniture

Renting furniture is often really expensive for very mediocre furniture.
Better is if you want convenience, order from the Ikea website, have it delivered or picked up and assembled at your home.



Afterwards you can then sell it here in the B&S section.
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Re: Renting Vs Buying Furniture

Go to IKEA, or buy a truckload of IKEA stuff from sites like FB, Tutti, Ricardo, and sell everything again when you leave.

Or just rent furnished.
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Ill be moving over to Switzerland in a few months for a year or two and I'm looking to fully furnish a 2 bed apt.

Just wondering does anyone have any experience of the prices of renting furniture for a full 2 bed?
When people rent houses with furniture, it's not uncommon for them to add 10-20% to the rental cost.

Keep in mind that it is not legal to force a tenant to rent furniture... you are in your rights to get the apartment and cancel the furniture rental agreement if this was "forced" on you as a condition of getting the apartment.
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When people rent houses with furniture, it's not uncommon for them to add 10-20% to the rental cost.

Keep in mind that it is not legal to force a tenant to rent furniture... you are in your rights to get the apartment and cancel the furniture rental agreement if this was "forced" on you as a condition of getting the apartment.
How can one cancel the furniture if the place was rented as a furnished apartment in the first place?

I'd love to see rulings for such statement.

(I think you are mistaken with that taking over of furniture legally cannot be forced, but that has nothing to do with furnished rentals)
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Re: Renting Vs Buying Furniture

I would say try to find some good 2nd hand furniture. Here in Switzerland it tends to go very cheap (which goes against you if you were to buy brand new and sell later).
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How can one cancel the furniture if the place was rented as a furnished apartment in the first place?

I'd love to see rulings for such statement.

(I think you are mistaken with that taking over of furniture legally cannot be forced, but that has nothing to do with furnished rentals)
I#m probably wrong - it was something I read a while ago stating that if you bound the rental of the flat to the renter also renting the furniture, the renter can sign the contract for the flat, and the contract for the furniture, and then ask that the furniture one be declared null and void as it wasn't legal to bind it to the flat.

That said, I can't find it anymore... think it was on blick... so as I can't find it I assume I'm wrong.
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I#m probably wrong - it was something I read a while ago stating that if you bound the rental of the flat to the renter also renting the furniture, the renter can sign the contract for the flat, and the contract for the furniture, and then ask that the furniture one be declared null and void as it wasn't legal to bind it to the flat.

That said, I can't find it anymore... think it was on blick... so as I can't find it I assume I'm wrong.
It is legally forbidden to connect the buying/overtaking of furniture to granting a rental contract. As for renting out furnished apartments this is luckily perfectly legal and simply a take or leave situation.

Just imagine you'd be going for business a year to America and rent out your furnished place for the price you pay on rent and 10% extra to compensate on all your furniture wearing of, and after a month you get a letter that you are demanded to remove your furniture and lower the rent accordingly. I am happy this is not the case.

Maybe next time don't say what is legal or illegal based on "something I read a while ago"
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Re: Renting Vs Buying Furniture

You don't really rend furnished and you never rent furniture here. Most apartments are unfurnished, and thank God for that. Read up on "final cleaning" on this forum. Basically you'll need to return everything in the exact condition you received it. It is expensive and a big hassle for furniture. Just buy it. Ikea to buy cheap, Ricardo to buy used, Galaxus to have it delivered for free.
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Ill be moving over to Switzerland in a few months for a year or two and I'm looking to fully furnish a 2 bed apt.

Just wondering does anyone have any experience of the prices of renting furniture for a full 2 bed?
Rent a container and ship your furniture here.

https://www.carucontainers.com/en-nl/containers
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