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Old 08.06.2020, 20:47
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Rent offer without Mietkaution

I got an offer to rent a house in Kanton Zurich that I plan to accept. I recently received the contract and, to my surprise, there's no Mietkaution (I also clarified with the landlord and this isn't a mistake/typo).

Don't get me wrong, this is great. But I've never heard of such a thing in 5+ years living in Switzerland. How common is this?
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Re: Rent offer without Mietkaution

This does, indeed, sound unusual. Is this a real house that you have viewed, personally, going for a market rate (no internet scam)?

As exception might be landlords that are municipalities, with many properties in desirable areas. As they own many properties, they can negotiate cheaper deals with companies that renovate, and if they may be able to count on getting replacement tenants quickly. Those factors reduce their costs and risks, as a landlord.
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Re: Rent offer without Mietkaution

I've been at the house and met the owner. The house is empty and ready to be rented out. The owner is a private individual who lives relatively close to the property. The rate is fair. Overall it doesn't trigger any of the basic 'scam alerts' to me
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