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Rent a room, who determines price?

So, of course, I will need to ask the landlord company if I want to rent a room in my flat. I also know you can't just pick a number out of the air as well, so it can be fair to people. The only piece of furniture in the room will be a wardrobe we can leave. So I can ask a little extra over whatever the standard would be.

How could I calculate the price I could rent the room out for? Its a room with its own separate bathroom/tub.

Or would the landlord company know the price?
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Old 25.01.2019, 11:51
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So, of course, I will need to ask the landlord company if I want to rent a room in my flat. I also know you can't just pick a number out of the air as well, so it can be fair to people. The only piece of furniture in the room will be a wardrobe we can leave. So I can ask a little extra over whatever the standard would be.

How could I calculate the price I could rent the room out for? Its a room with its own separate bathroom/tub.

Or would the landlord company know the price?
Take the total cost of the flat, and divide by number of bedrooms... that will give you a rough estimation.

Remember you cannot make a profit from subleasing
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Take the total cost of the flat, and divide by number of bedrooms... that will give you a rough estimation.

Remember you cannot make a profit from subleasing
Yes, i know you can't make a profit from subleasing. I can ask maybe a little for the wardrobe only, but not much else.
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Yes, i know you can't make a profit from subleasing. I can ask maybe a little for the wardrobe only, but not much else.
So then it's not that complicated.
How much more can you really ask for a wardrobe? 10F?

Set the price as was suggested above, then inform that landlord of the price when you inform them you are renting a room. If they have any objection, they will tell you.
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So then it's not that complicated.
How much more can you really ask for a wardrobe? 10F?

Set the price as was suggested above, then inform that landlord of the price when you inform them you are renting a room. If they have any objection, they will tell you.
Well, some places rent without (shared) a bathroom and some with a private bath.

Makes no diff it seems?
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Re: Rent a room, who determines price?

In the end if there is a dispute the Federal Court.

It is quite simple. You come up with an number. Get landlords approval. Find a subleasee. Subleasee has 30 days after taking over the room to formally object the rent. From there it will go to rental court, up to federal court which will decide if the rent is o.k. or too much.

See Code of Obligations Specially starting at Art. 262 https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classifi...ndex.html#a262 and Art. 269 https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classifi...ndex.html#a269

Be aware: A wardrobe will not make it "furnished". A minimal cancellation period of 3 month will apply.
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Re: Rent a room, who determines price?

Agreed, a wardrobe won't make it furnished... So I'll pretend its got no wardrobe then.. I've asked the landlord company for guidance also. I noticed there are some folks upstairs, two or three ladies who are also renting out a 4.5 unit... So they should have some idea..

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In the end if there is a dispute the Federal Court.

It is quite simple. You come up with an number. Get landlords approval. Find a subleasee. Subleasee has 30 days after taking over the room to formally object the rent. From there it will go to rental court, up to federal court which will decide if the rent is o.k. or too much.

See Code of Obligations Specially starting at Art. 262 https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classifi...ndex.html#a262 and Art. 269 https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classifi...ndex.html#a269

Be aware: A wardrobe will not make it "furnished". A minimal cancellation period of 3 month will apply.
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Take the total cost of the flat, and divide by number of bedrooms... that will give you a rough estimation.

Remember you cannot make a profit from subleasing



But you can also take into account other bills such as electric, water, internet, their is also the question of rent for the communal areas such as kitchen, bathroom, living area, the cost and depreciation of items in these communal areas, etc etc
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Huh, good point... Yeah they would at least need to use the kitchen/fridge/freezer.

Now i'm even more lost..
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Re: Rent a room, who determines price?

(Rent+Costs) / number of bedrooms.

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(Rent+Costs) / number of bedrooms.

Simple.

Tom



Plus a bit for capital expenditure and depreciation.....


Not to mention who caries the risk for the apartment in terms of rental guarantee and who's name is on the contract.
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