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Re: 3 year minimum lease period standard for Switzerland?

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I have heard of 3-year-long contracts but i wouldn't take one. I know of a family who moved to Zurich and rented a house on a 3 year contract. They wanted to leave before the year was over but couldn't find anyone to take over the lease. Considering how hard it is to find a place in Zurich and most places will have multiple candidates, it was an obvious sign that their place was overpriced.
I think houses are a niche market. Most temporary foreign nations with money seem to prefer luxury apartments over a house. Most of my colleagues hate the maintenance aspect of a house and would rather rent or buy an apartment.
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Strange contract. In the German part rental contracts are usually open ended with maybe a minimum lease period. Term limited contract are only used if the building is demolished at the end of the contract or the landlord is abroad.
This was for houses. Not apartments. And expensive ones at that.
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Old 02.07.2020, 13:54
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Re: 3 year minimum lease period standard for Switzerland?

We rented a house on a 3 year contract. The location is attractive so we calculated we could always find a "nachmieter" if necessary.

So if you go for a 3-year lease, don't choose a dive.
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Old 02.07.2020, 14:25
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This was for houses. Not apartments. And expensive ones at that.
So people signed up for that with the risk that they will have to move their Vermeers, Bugattis, Bordeaux bottles etc. in a few years if the contract is not renewed? Never speaking about finding a new suitable house? Or do rich people really move so often?

Finding a Nachmieter on an open ended contract is easy. Finding an Nachmieter for a house on a contract which will run out in maybe a year or a few months is quite a challenge.
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Or do rich people really move so often?
Perhaps. But certainly the more money one has to spend on the move itself, the less of an upheaval it is, as one can pay staff not just for the moving, but to fit electrical sockets, sew curtains, re-vamp the new kitchen, etc.
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So people signed up for that with the risk that they will have to move their Vermeers, Bugattis, Bordeaux bottles etc. in a few years if the contract is not renewed? Never speaking about finding a new suitable house? Or do rich people really move so often?

Finding a Nachmieter on an open ended contract is easy. Finding an Nachmieter for a house on a contract which will run out in maybe a year or a few months is quite a challenge.
The 3-year leases are usually open-ended, this is just the mininum you sign up for. This simply assures the landlord of income for those 3 years.
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The 3-year leases are usually open-ended, this is just the mininum you sign up for. This simply assures the landlord of income for those 3 years.
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I was a relocation agent for savers years and leased out my own house. Just about every contract was for 3 years with the first year locked in.
It is a 3 year lease with a one year minimum.
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So people signed up for that with the risk that they will have to move their Vermeers, Bugattis, Bordeaux bottles etc. in a few years if the contract is not renewed? Never speaking about finding a new suitable house? Or do rich people really move so often?

Finding a Nachmieter on an open ended contract is easy. Finding an Nachmieter for a house on a contract which will run out in maybe a year or a few months is quite a challenge.
It’s a complicated market.
One house was rented for 12,000F a month. Not so many people in the market looking for that kind of thing. :|

Sadly that wasn’t my house.
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It is a 3 year lease with a one year minimum.
It was one year locked in. After you could provide a replacement tenant. I don’t think you can actually legally give them no way out. Once you have a new tenant you make a new contract. Unless as you said the owners wanted to go back home. .
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It was one year locked in. After you could provide a replacement tenant. I donít think you can actually legally give them no way out.
Why not? Agree on an end date and the according duration, making that part of the contract, and you're done.
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Why not? Agree on an end date and the according duration, making that part of the contract, and you're done.
Donít know. Maybe you could. Swiss would know better. I canít remember all the details. My point was only that in the French part itís common Practice for houses. So I wouldnít say the agent was lying to the OP. But also the OP can propose changes if heís not comfortable with the lease. Depending on how in demand the house is the owner might accept.
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Title of the post "3 year minimum lease period standard for Switzerland?"
Your answer is thus absolutely useless and does not answer the question.
I second this, I think op is looking to see what is standard. If 3 years is standard in Swiss, OP has less negotiating power and knows this is custom and not getting screwed over.
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