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Old 14.03.2019, 17:40
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Re: HELP! Perfect flat but hideous contract in Au

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No, don't work at G, just live near it
I hate moving and wanted to leave the country like 2 years ago and yet here I am still and enjoying every day of it and travelling so much because the location and $$ allow that lifestyle. However was feeling sorry for myself that I haven't lived a properly "Swiss" lifestyle of a fancy lakeside, lakeview place while I'm here. So even if I were to move in the next year I would have lived in a lovely place for some time. Not sure how long - hence the horrible dilemma (also in view of potentially 2x moving/cleaning costs etc. )

(Though having said that all my Swiss friends live in like Winterthur, Schlieren and Glattpark....Not that anything is wrong with these places. Just coming from London I think a view must be so fantastic to have!)


And yes, even while articulating this stuff I am deeply aware how first world our problems are here in CH....
Well, after going through all the "true-to-life" checks on the possibilities of a decision I ask my tummy.
Sounds like it's time to ask your's. (Your's, not our's )

By the way, I twice moved into flats which I considered interim solutions "until I know what I actually wanna do". Stayed 16 years in the first and 11 years in the second. Only two places I actually stayed long. The other decisions for flats ended up being interim.
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Re: HELP! Perfect flat but hideous contract in Au

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Guys,
I found my perfect flat in Au by the lake with a massive terrace overlooking the lake, 2 bedrooms, modern, basically perfect. 2800pm. 100m2 ish.

The current tenant is leaving and I didn't have much time to think and I have applied after he proposed my name to the agency. Having had a look at the contract though I find some odd things:

- fixed until Sep 2020
- only 2 termination dates allowed March and Sept (rather than 3)

I currently am happy with my beautiful place in Enge (Google) but wanted something larger and this place fit the bill.

Do you think it is risky to take over this restrictive contract? Does the price seem reasonable to you - asking because if my circumstances change I may have to return to London. Would I struggle to find someone for this price?

Should I take it?

Also - the current tenant seems to be in a rush and wants me to take over from April 15 (I had suggested May 1 so I have time to get rid of my place too). Should I push back?

Any advice would be hugely appreciated!!!
Ok I will be the one with a different answer to everyone else. 2800 IS expensive, especially for Au. So it might not be easy to get rid of it. If you were the only one interested now that does tell you something. Also that he is "desperate" as you put it. So now. I wouldn't take it.
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Ok I will be the one with a different answer to everyone else. 2800 IS expensive, especially for Au. So it might not be easy to get rid of it. If you were the only one interested now that does tell you something. Also that he is "desperate" as you put it. So now. I wouldn't take it.
She's paying more than others in Au for the massive terrace, the fact that it is top floor, pretty new, spacious, and of course, for the view.

If the OP likes it for those reasons, then, when she comes to pass it on, others will too.
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Re: HELP! Perfect flat but hideous contract in Au

UKGirl, you can find the house with the new apartment here and check the previous prices, as well as the prices of similar apartments nearby to understand the situation:
https://en.comparis.ch/immobilien/mashup/show
Sometimes you can find very interesting information there.
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