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Old 04.03.2019, 17:55
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Light fittings when leaving apartment?

I'm leaving my apartment in a while so will need to leave it empty.. One thing I'm not sure on is the light fittings.. My first place here had all of the lights included, big fancy hanging things.. This place we bought the fittings from the previous tenant..
So I've no experience of what to leave behind. I guess i need to leave a bulb attached to something?

Anybody know what's the done thing in French parts? is it just a flex with a bulb holder, connector blocked to the wires? Or do i actually need to fit a 'ceiling rose'?

I have plenty time, just preparing. .
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Old 04.03.2019, 18:07
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I'm leaving my apartment in a while so will need to leave it empty.. One thing I'm not sure on is the light fittings.. My first place here had all of the lights included, big fancy hanging things.. This place we bought the fittings from the previous tenant..
So I've no experience of what to leave behind. I guess i need to leave a bulb attached to something?

Anybody know what's the done thing in French parts? is it just a flex with a bulb holder, connector blocked to the wires? Or do i actually need to fit a 'ceiling rose'?

I have plenty time, just preparing. .
Just the bulb with a bulb holder.
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Old 04.03.2019, 18:38
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Just the bulb with a bulb holder.
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That's what I thought, so i need some flex and some of these
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Magic .. Thanks ..

That's what I thought, so i need some flex and some of these
I think one does not have to leave anything. Thats how we took over our apartment. There was nothing there. Only this white thing was there.

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Just the bulb with a bulb holder.
Only if they were there at first, if the paper mentions nothing, he can just leave well.. nothing (besides a cap/block to prevent exposed wires)
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Old 04.03.2019, 20:29
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Only if they were there at first, if the paper mentions nothing, he can just leave well.. nothing (besides a cap/block to prevent exposed wires)
He doesn’t know what was there first as he bought the light fittings from the previous tenant.
Admittedly we have only lived in two places here but they both had the dangly bulbs and likewise for friends who moved here.
Maybe it’s the kind of thing that varies between cantons but in any case I think it’s a nice thing to do to leave a few bulbs behind so the new tenants have some light.
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Old 04.03.2019, 20:43
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Re: Light fittings when leaving apartment?

I'm sure I read a rule somewhere that you needed to leave lamps in the hallways and maybe the kitchen so there was at least some light for the new tenants.

I may be mistaken though.
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Old 04.03.2019, 21:26
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He doesn’t know what was there first as he bought the light fittings from the previous tenant.
Admittedly we have only lived in two places here but they both had the dangly bulbs and likewise for friends who moved here.
Maybe it’s the kind of thing that varies between cantons but in any case I think it’s a nice thing to do to leave a few bulbs behind so the new tenants have some light.
Exactly .. Unfortunately I've only lived in two places, both of which had light fittings included


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I'm sure I read a rule somewhere that you needed to leave lamps in the hallways and maybe the kitchen so there was at least some light for the new tenants.

I may be mistaken though.
My contract doesn't say about lights .. but to me, common sense indeed says i'd need to leave some provision for light for the final inspection and for the movers at least .. our hall is pretty dark and one bathroom / shower room would be in complete darkness without something .

I have the regie coming for a pre-check so I'll ask the question .. I'm just really pre-emting the answer of - just leave it as you found it.. Or just stick up something.
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Re: Light fittings when leaving apartment?

I was informed before my recent handover that any missing light fittings (basic holder + bulb) would be charged at 80chf each. They will probably tell you the same at the pre-check.
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Re: Light fittings when leaving apartment?

It should be stated in the etat des lieux, not contract, if lights are included in each room. Had one place where I was given just bare wires on the ceiling and nothing mentioned in the etat des lieux, and another place where each missing light bulb was listed.
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Re: Light fittings when leaving apartment?

John, at the Migros you can buy little ‘night lights’ for about CHF15 including the three aaa batteries and give a suprising amout of light. They work off a motion detector as well.

Sound ideal for your purposes.
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He doesn’t know what was there first as he bought the light fittings from the previous tenant.
Admittedly we have only lived in two places here but they both had the dangly bulbs and likewise for friends who moved here.
Maybe it’s the kind of thing that varies between cantons but in any case I think it’s a nice thing to do to leave a few bulbs behind so the new tenants have some light.
Surely it is polite, and as said the paper should mention lamps. If not then he is not obliged to leave lamps, since he accepted the house without any light from the landlord.

Besides all of that it is wisdom to when taking something over ask what originally was there (if any) and if that has to be put back when the next tenant does not want to take things over. I have a box downstairs with stuff that I replaced in the home.
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John, at the Migros you can buy little ‘night lights’ for about CHF15 including the three aaa batteries and give a suprising amout of light. They work off a motion detector as well.

Sound ideal for your purposes.
Cheaper to buy something like this: https://www.doitgarden.ch/de/p/61203...n-lampenpendel
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