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I have rented a house for over 7 years and am getting ready to downsize. Obviously I am aware that I was responsible for gardening maintenance but does this extend to painting a garden shed and cleaning paving stones?
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Was this not clear in your contract? Check.

If it wasn't, it should have been. If I was renting my home, I would make it clear in contract that both should be part of normal maintenance. Patio twice a year, shed every 5 years.
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Was this not clear in your contract? Check.

If it wasn't, it should have been. If I was renting my home, I would make it clear in contract that both should be part of normal maintenance. Patio twice a year, shed every 5 years.
I think you will find it's stated in law in CH
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I think you will find it's stated in law in CH
It is quite unspecific and refers back to the contract:

Art. 267 Abs. 1 Code of Obligations https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classifi...ndex.html#a267
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At the end of the lease, the tenant or lessee must return the object in a condition that accords with its contractually designated use
For house rentals it is not unusual that all or most maintenance costs are on the renter.
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Was this not clear in your contract? Check.

If it wasn't, it should have been. If I was renting my home, I would make it clear in contract that both should be part of normal maintenance. Patio twice a year, shed every 5 years.
Not specified in contract.

Also they are claiming that the irrigation system which failed two years ago was not included in contract but it wasn’t specifically excluded.
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Re: Maintenance responsibilities

Are you an ASLOCA member? If not you should join.

Many landlords will simply fold if they learn that ASLOCA are on the case.
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Are you an ASLOCA member? If not you should join.

Many landlords will simply fold if they learn that ASLOCA are on the case.
Yes I joined last week. And let landlord know.
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Hope it helps - but perhaps a timely reminder that anyone who rents in Switzerland should join Asloca or Mietverband right from the start.
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I have rented a house for over 7 years and am getting ready to downsize. Obviously I am aware that I was responsible for gardening maintenance but does this extend to painting a garden shed and cleaning paving stones?
So I bought a pressure washer and cleaned all the paving stones and clarified with Regie that shed painting was not my responsibility.

I now have a broken water heater that flooded on Friday and have had no hot water since!
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