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Moving house when poor

Hi everyone,

How are we all? Avoiding this horrible illness I sure hope I send my love and regards to you all and your families stay safe!

I came to Switzerland in order to start a new fresh life.

I started off on the street crazy I know I eventually got an apartment itís been quite an adventure! I pay a lot of money for what I have itís not a bad place but I see better in central basel for a few hundred CHF cheaper.

I donít have the money to pay deposits or a few months rent in advance to my current landlord. I feel like I am now trapped here because of my financial situation.

The best solution would be to change to a cheaper apartment but I canít change without paying all this fees.
Whatís the best thing I can do? Does anyone know any good housing apps or sites for looking at houses across the border apparently itís cheaper so Iíve been told.

Have a great weekend everyone stay safe
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Old 28.03.2020, 22:26
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Re: Moving house when poor

2 companies spring to mind, namely Swisscaution and Firstcaution. If you have all the paperwork in order, they should be viable to cover your part of the deposit and you end up paying a small yearly fee for the service. There are also plenty of websites, where you're able to rent a room. Immoscout, WG Zimmer.
Good luck.

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Re: Moving house when poor

Hi,

I canít rent a room thatís not a option considering my mental illness.
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I canít rent a room thatís not a option considering my mental illness.
But what landlord would let you rent an apartment given your current income?
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Re: Moving house when poor

Justin, you really do need to stop trolling this forum. Your other recent post said you are back in London looking after a relative who has coronavirus, yet you said you'd never be able to go back to London. You also claimed to wear suits every day for work which suggested you were in a job with a good salary and prospects, but then you claimed to have very little income and you were renting a practically slum standard flat in Birsfelden (which is a very nice place). Nothing adds up
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Re: Moving house when poor

Hi Justin, As I wrote to you before, I can understand why people could feel that you're trolling this forum. On the other hand, if the blow you sustained to your head, when attacked, caused you lasting neurological or psychological damage, then I could understand why you seem to be somehow slipping gear, round and round with questions which don't seem to add up. Only people close to you, and perhaps you yourself, or not, will know.

Anyway, with regard to your question about accommodation, I refer you to your previous, similar thread, with a link to an advice centre which could help you to organise things like this.
https://www.englishforum.ch/housing-...apartment.html
Although their physical offices are closed due to Corona, it may be that they will respond to a mail. It's worth your trying.
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Old 29.03.2020, 19:42
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Re: Moving house when poor

Your previous threads have been used by many users on this forum, who have posted lots of suggestions for you, on how to make parts of your life better. In fact, they now contain quite a lot of information on many different sorts of life situations, and links to many different advice and help centres in Basel.

It occurred to me that it is at least possible that you don't know how to look through your previous threads. You will find them all here:
https://www.englishforum.ch/search.p...rchid=20083135

I geninely wish you well.
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Your previous threads have been used by many users on this forum, who have posted lots of suggestions for you, on how to make parts of your life better. In fact, they now contain quite a lot of information on many different sorts of life situations, and links to many different advice and help centres in Basel.

It occurred to me that it is at least possible that you don't know how to look through your previous threads. You will find them all here:
https://www.englishforum.ch/search.p...rchid=20083135

I geninely wish you well.
Except he won't because search results disappear after a short time. Click on your link and you'll see nothing.
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Re: Moving house when poor

Oh? When I click on the link it shows me a list of all threads started by justintheexpat. But thank you for pointing it out, that the link doesn't work for everyone.

Oh, well, Justin, here's another way to get the list of all your threads, in case you want or need to read through them, to find all the tips and links there.

Go to the top right-hand corner of the page, to the "Search" function.
Type in justintheexpat.
There click on "view threads".
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Oh? When I click on the link it shows me a list of all threads started by justintheexpat. But thank you for pointing it out, that the link doesn't work for everyone.

Oh, well, Justin, here's another way to get the list of all your threads, in case you want or need to read through them, to find all the tips and links there.

Go to the top right-hand corner of the page, to the "Search" function.
Type in justintheexpat.
There click on "view threads".
Easier still is just to left click on his username and then choose "Find all posts by justintheexpat".
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Oh? When I click on the link it shows me a list of all threads started by justintheexpat. But thank you for pointing it out, that the link doesn't work for everyone.
You'll have it cached locally, we don't
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