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Rent Increase, Sous Location taking over the contract

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I have searched for my problem to no avail, my apologies if I missed it!
We arrived in Lausanne in January, and took a sous location contract in 1006. Now the original tenants want to hand the flat to us, as they want something larger when they return to Switzerland. They handed in the reprise du bail last week, and today the Regie came to check the flat condition. Now they have called and said that the new rental price is 2190, the contract the tenant has, and what we are currently paying is 1590 for 2.5 pieces. A near 40% increase. With this, they will do a little painting they said. Now this is clearly quite ridiculous, but I wonder what are our rights? And chances? Shall we accept this contract, and then contest is within the 30 days? Or perhaps now with this 40% our dossier may not be sufficient! I am sadly a PhD student still studying in the UK, whilst my girlfriend is a post doc at EPFL! Thankyou in advance for your help and/or opinions!
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Old 04.08.2020, 18:29
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Re: Rent Increase, Sous Location taking over the contract

What do you want to contest? If the current tenants pay that amount, you can take over the lease for that amount. Nothing illegal as they do not ask for an ncrease of the rent.

Whatever was agreed between you and the current tenant has nothing to do with the original lease.
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Re: Rent Increase, Sous Location taking over the contract

You should check out the rentersí association ASLOCA.
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Old 04.08.2020, 18:56
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What do you want to contest? If the current tenants pay that amount, you can take over the lease for that amount. Nothing illegal as they do not ask for an ncrease of the rent.
Umm, re-read the OP, 2190 is an increase of CHF 600!

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Umm, re-read the OP, 2190 is an increase of CHF 600!

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Yes, but he wrote that that is the amount the current tenants (from whom they rent) pay so no increase for the flat itself. Probably the current tenants rented it out at a lower price?
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Yes, but he wrote that that is the amount the current tenants (from whom they rent) pay so no increase for the flat itself. Probably the current tenants rented it out at a lower price?
No, he wrote "the contract the tenant has, and what we are currently paying is 1590".

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No, he wrote "the contract the tenant has, and what we are currently paying is 1590".

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OK, then I misunderstood that.
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Yes, but he wrote that that is the amount the current tenants (from whom they rent) pay so no increase for the flat itself. Probably the current tenants rented it out at a lower price?
Sorry if a wasn't clear. Current tenants charge what they pay, 1590. Regie have offered it to us for 2190. 600chf increase. And thanks I will check out ASLOCA
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