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Finding a new tenant

I have given the required 6 months notice in writing on my attic apartment and the landlord has put an ad on Homegate but after 3 weeks there has been only 1 person wanting to view and they are not interested.

The deal I have with the landlord is that if they find someone else then I will vacate immediately as I am pretty desperate to leave. In the ad it says available immediately. Having seen the ad, he has increased the rent substantially and I don't think he has a hope of achieving that rent as there has been no work done to the house or gardens in many years. His ex-wife lives in the main house and he never visits.

If I can find a tenant for him then my problem is solved but only if I am legally allowed to and it does not affect my termination notice. It is already on Homegate and I have suggested to him Flatfox and FB marketplace. Are there any other sites/other places that I could advertise on. I still think the exorbitant rent will be a sticking point though. Any suggestions would be appreciated as I really do not want to stay here any longer than necessary nor do I want to have to pay rent for this place as well as a new one until my notice period is up

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Old 02.10.2019, 12:45
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Re: Finding a new tenant

You can always find a replacement tenant yourself and advertise the apartment in a more appealing way using better photos, floor plan, and description.

A real, true replacement tenant has the right to take over the contract with the very same conditions as you have. In the words of the actual law, Art. 264 Swiss Code of Obligations

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Early return of the object

1 Where the tenant or lessee returns the object without observing the notice period or the deadline for termination, he is released from his obligations towards the landlord or lessor only if he proposes a new tenant or lessee who is acceptable to the landlord or lessor, solvent and willing to take on the lease or rental agreement under the same terms and conditions.

2 Otherwise, the tenant or lessee must continue to pay the rent until such time as the lease ends or may be terminated under the contract or by law.

3 Against the rent owing to him, the landlord or lessor must permit account to be taken of:
a. any expenses he has saved, and
b. any earnings which he has obtained, or intentionally failed to obtain, from putting the object to some other use.
There is just one small but important problem. Legally your contract has been terminated, thus the replacement can only take over the contract to the last date you intended to leave.

I know hindsight is 20/20. But it would have been wise to discuss this problem here on EF before you sent the termination.

Now, it is as it is and luckily there are two school of thoughts regarding this dilemma. The one above, and the one who says, that you can still present a suitable and financially solvent replacement tenant willing to take over your contract (same conditions as yours, non canceled). If landlord denies your proposed replacement based on unjust grounds you can leave early.
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Re: Finding a new tenant

These are several places where an apartment could be advertised:

https://www.tutti.ch/de/immobilien

https://www.anibis.ch/de/immobilien-...dvertlist.aspx

http://www.anzeiger-luzern.ch/

Also, consider placing a notice on the local Migros bulletin board. There should be cards available for posting next to the board or from customer service.
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Re: Finding a new tenant

Another solution would be to find a short term renter for the remaining months for the same price as you or even some below it, and sublet it yourself. (Do the paperwork correctly to avoid a disaster)
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