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Rent 2 apartments with 1 Regie: Allowed?

Hey guys,



Long story short: I rent two apartments in Geneva with two different Regies and from what I understood, that's perfectly legal. The Regies have no idea though - should they? I share one with my fam and one my friend.



Thing is, one of the apartment's contract cannot be renewed, therefore I'm looking for another one. I found one apartment that's available but it's with the same Regie as the apartment that I'm still renting. Different person showing the viewing and handling the apartment.



So question is:
1) Do Regies share a person's file between each other?

2) Can Regies rent two apartments to the same person?


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Re: Rent 2 apartments with 1 Regie: Allowed?

Yes and in French speaking parts they are quite used to handling the mistress apartment discreetly. No worries.
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Yes and in French speaking parts they are quite used to handling the mistress apartment discreetly. No worries.
Thank you for your quick response! Found it quite amusing actually!

So the Regie wouldn't have a problem renting two apartments to the same person?
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Re: Rent 2 apartments with 1 Regie: Allowed?

To clarify, I'm in Geneva
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Re: Rent 2 apartments with 1 Regie: Allowed?

As long as you can afford the rent & pay on time they don't get very upset about anything T.I.S.
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Thank you for your quick response! Found it quite amusing actually!

So the Regie wouldn't have a problem renting two apartments to the same person?
Why would they care if you can afford it and pay the rent regularly? It’s not likely you are the first person to do this.
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Old 29.11.2019, 13:37
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Re: Rent 2 apartments with 1 Regie: Allowed?

Having had done it, it was actually an advantage towards getting the second one.

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Re: Rent 2 apartments with 1 Regie: Allowed?

What is a "regie" please?
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What is a "regie" please?
Hausverwaltung with less character(s).
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Hausverwaltung with less character(s).
"Building management company" in English.

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Re: Rent 2 apartments with 1 Regie: Allowed?

I don't really see a problem with the property management. But they are obliged to register you with the community. So if both flats are under your name, you will be registered under two addresses (maybe even at two different towns) that should be fun when it comes to taxes, voting - if you're Swiss - permits - if you're not Swiss - etc. etc.

But I gather you have that sorted out already as you don't seem to be changing private situation but merely one of the flats.
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Re: Rent 2 apartments with 1 Regie: Allowed?

I guess you're wife maybe more pissed off if she finds out
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I love how this immediately turned into an infidelity situation XD

First of all everyone, I'm a young woman who shares the rent with her siblings of one family apartment and also rented another apartment so my friend wouldn't be homeless (for lack of a better word)!

But I do love how all this turned out to be a secret apartment for a mistress - brilliant ;D

My only concern is that when I rented the apartment 1 for my friend, I didn't tell them that I was already renting another apartment 2 (with my siblings). I don't know if I had to or not but that's the only reason why I'm asking so I don't face issues trying to find another apartment with the same regie.

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Having had done it, it was actually an advantage towards getting the second one.

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Hi Tom,

Thanks for your reply!

Did they have any issues with your salary income?

Cause you know how they ask if your salary can cover x3 the monthly rent as a precaution.

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I don't really see a problem with the property management. But they are obliged to register you with the community. So if both flats are under your name, you will be registered under two addresses (maybe even at two different towns) that should be fun when it comes to taxes, voting - if you're Swiss - permits - if you're not Swiss - etc. etc.

But I gather you have that sorted out already as you don't seem to be changing private situation but merely one of the flats.
Yeah no - I have two flats under my name but only registered in one because from what I was told, as long as you're registered in one you're good.

Simply changing flats and not towns, etc.

But thanks for your help !

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Why would they care if you can afford it and pay the rent regularly? It’s not likely you are the first person to do this.
It's not that - it's just the mere fact of wanting to rent a second apartment. I don't know if it's a common practice or if anyone ever experienced issues with it, which is why I'm asking.

And since you brought paying rent, I'm just wondering if anyone experienced difficulties with the regie being "worried" that since you're already renting one, you won't be able to afford the other. Know what I mean?

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As long as you can afford the rent & pay on time they don't get very upset about anything T.I.S.
Thanks for your response!

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It's not that - it's just the mere fact of wanting to rent a second apartment. I don't know if it's a common practice or if anyone ever experienced issues with it, which is why I'm asking.

And since you brought paying rent, I'm just wondering if anyone experienced difficulties with the regie being "worried" that since you're already renting one, you won't be able to afford the other. Know what I mean?

Very common, it's not nice to entertain your mistress in the same appartment as your wife and believe me, the Swiss are no angels when it comes to this
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Oh my goodness XD

I'M NOT CHEATING haha I explained in my previous reply my situation!

Damn guys haha it's hilarious but jumping to conclusions are we?
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Oh my goodness XD

I'M NOT CHEATING haha I explained in my previous reply my situation!

Damn guys haha it's hilarious but jumping to conclusions are we?
Hey. It's Friday, we can have our fun, right?
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Oh my goodness XD

I'M NOT CHEATING haha I explained in my previous reply my situation!

Damn guys haha it's hilarious but jumping to conclusions are we?
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Hey. It's Friday, we can have our fun, right?
Fair enough!
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And since you brought paying rent, I'm just wondering if anyone experienced difficulties with the regie being "worried" that since you're already renting one, you won't be able to afford the other. Know what I mean?
The total of the two rents cannot exceed 1/3 of your salary.
If it doesn't, all good.
If it does, not ganna happen.
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The total of the two rents cannot exceed 1/3 of your salary.
If it doesn't, all good.
If it does, not ganna happen.
It's a rule of thumb, but not a law.

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