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Tenant selection criteria

I applied for an apartment providing all necessary info, does anyone know what criteria the agencies follow to decide that you are could be a good tenant?
I assume salary for sure, but what others? (single/couple/family) citizenship...
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Old 11.09.2020, 09:44
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Re: Tenant selection criteria

That but also what the landlord wants. Ours specifically wanted a mix of old and young people, Swiss and non Swiss. But in the end, luck also plays a part, especially if you are searching for cheaper apartments (a lot will not appear on the market )
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Re: Tenant selection criteria

always different, like a good play of roulette.

The basics are the same, able to pay rent, normally no pets, not music instruments, non smoker, etc.
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I applied for an apartment providing all necessary info, does anyone know what criteria the agencies follow to decide that you are could be a good tenant?
I assume salary for sure, but what others? (single/couple/family) citizenship...
else?
The only set thing is proof you can afford the rent and don’t have any debt. Anything else varies between landlord/agency/genossenschaft. Good luck.
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Re: Tenant selection criteria

From what I understand they go basically at random with non-scientific methods, biases and no clear benefits in their selection criteria but they make their clients pay for it.
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Re: Tenant selection criteria

Depending whether you meet the agent or landlord, how you look and act; what you do, what you might do in the apartment; how much you earn (it could be too much, too little or just right); if you come across as you might be hard work during the rental period.....

If you apply after a mass public viewing; pot luck.
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Depending whether you meet the agent or landlord, how you look and act; what you do, what you might do in the apartment; how much you earn (it could be too much, too little or just right); if you come across as you might be hard work during the rental period.....

If you apply after a mass public viewing; pot luck.
Looked at a one and a half room apartment two weeks ago, 750 Euros kalt in an area where the Mietspiegel says not more than 550 warm and over 300 applicants.
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Looked at a one and a half room apartment two weeks ago, 750 Euros kalt in an area where the Mietspiegel says not more than 550 warm and over 300 applicants.
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I applied for an apartment providing all necessary info, does anyone know what criteria the agencies follow to decide that you are could be a good tenant?
I assume salary for sure, but what others? (single/couple/family) citizenship...
else?

A landlord does not want a risk. Your application should make clear that you are not a risk.
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