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Looking for legal counsel in Basel/Basel Land

Dear community,

I am wondering if I have a case here. If you know any legal firm to recommend in Basel or Baselland. (English speaking)

We bought an apartment recently, we asked about the noise level from the tram and the previous owner wrote. "No, you can not hear it" However it is about 60dB. Is this conceal the truth?

Thanks a lot!
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Re: Looking for legal counsel in Basel/Basel Land

Maybe he was hard of hearing?
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Old 13.02.2019, 10:55
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60dB is pretty quiet.

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We bought an apartment recently, we asked about the noise level from the tram and the previous owner wrote. "No, you can not hear it" However it is about 60dB. Is this conceal the truth?
Two things, first it is just his opinion and does not form part of the contract and secondly it is a complete failure on your part to do your homework, you could have easily checked this out for yourself but did not.
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Old 13.02.2019, 11:50
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Re: Looking for legal counsel in Basel/Basel Land

60db is the level of normal conversation, or an air conditioner. So, not exactly "noise". How far away is the tram line (number 2 or 10/17?).

We have a Euroairport flight path going directly over our house. That's a bit more than 60db. You get used to it very quickly.
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Dear community,

I am wondering if I have a case here. If you know any legal firm to recommend in Basel or Baselland. (English speaking)

We bought an apartment recently, we asked about the noise level from the tram and the previous owner wrote. "No, you can not hear it" However it is about 60dB. Is this conceal the truth?

Thanks a lot!
wuming



Forget it, you saw the appartement you were aware the trains were close by as you asked about the noise.



They didn't bother the previous owner but they do you (you will quickly get used to it by the way)



He didn't conceal anything, in his opinion they were not bothersome, unfortunately their is nothing you can do apart from maybe change the windows or sell and move on.


Absolutely no recourse, it's your problem for not doing your own due dillegence.



Personnal responsibility is at a high level in Switzerland.
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Old 13.02.2019, 13:19
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Re: Looking for legal counsel in Basel/Basel Land

If you are interested you can check which noise sensitivity category your apartment is located in:
https://www.geoportal.ch/binningen/m...000&rotation=0
You may need to select the "Lärmempflichkeitsstufenplan".
I'll pm a real estate lawyer in BS.
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If you are interested you can check which noise sensitivity category your apartment is located in:
https://www.geoportal.ch/binningen/m...000&rotation=0
You may need to select the "Lärmempflichkeitsstufenplan".
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Looks like it's either level 2 or level 3 everywhere in Binningen.
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Old 14.02.2019, 14:55
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Re: Looking for legal counsel in Basel/Basel Land

In the City of Zurich you can see the actual noise measurements:
http://maps.zh.ch/?topic=TBAStrassenlaermZH
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Measured with what equipment?

And when was that equipment last calibrated and certified?

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Re: Looking for legal counsel in Basel/Basel Land

I would have said also that I never heard the tram in that house, but I would not mention that I have bad hearing :P

Anyway, this is something you yourself so easily could have checked, and it is your word against theirs, and it is likely that the previous owners like most people just filtered that sound automatically away. Don't waste time or money on this.
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