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Re: Dream flat found BUT

Iíve always valued the balcony until I came to work in a different canton and rented an apartment with balcony, however, new neighbors (lower floors) moved and spend all day long smoking weed...

Itís very uncomfortable and very decadent ... Iíve invited my colleagues for a opening house and we had to face it...

I agree with someone who said: stay away from it...

Unfortunately drugs arenít being combat as it should be.
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Old 08.12.2020, 16:28
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Iíve always valued the balcony until I came to work in a different canton and rented an apartment with balcony, however, new neighbors (lower floors) moved and spend all day long smoking weed...

Itís very uncomfortable and very decadent ... Iíve invited my colleagues for a opening house and we had to face it...

I agree with someone who said: stay away from it...

Unfortunately drugs arenít being combat as it should be.

TBF, it could also have been CDB.

AFAIK, you cannot really say unless a test is done.

I don't know if the police will actually bother to show up is you call and say you think your neighbors are smoking weed.

In either case, it would probably ruin the relationship forever and they'd in turn report you to the landlord for the slightest violation of the house-rules.
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Old 08.12.2020, 16:29
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Drugs should NOT be combatted.

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Re: Dream flat found BUT

i'm confused. you found a flat you don't like and post on this forum to ask what you can do to make yourself like it???
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Iíve always valued the balcony until I came to work in a different canton and rented an apartment with balcony, however, new neighbors (lower floors) moved and spend all day long smoking weed...

Itís very uncomfortable and very decadent ... Iíve invited my colleagues for a opening house and we had to face it...

I agree with someone who said: stay away from it...

Unfortunately drugs arenít being combat as it should be.
is that english? secondary smoke?
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i'm confused. you found a flat you don't like and post on this forum to ask what you can do to make yourself like it???
The OP asked for advice.

I suppose the response could have been that they wouldn't find anything better so they ought to go for it.

There is some truth in the suggestion that as long as a new property ticks enough boxes, you should go for it even if a couple of requirements aren't met.
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Old 08.12.2020, 20:51
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Re: Dream flat found BUT

Privacy comes from people, not from the walls. It works when everyone is respecting each other, not from you hiding or covering.
There is less privacy in villages, towns or closed suburbia, than in any working parts of city. It is similar as is with safety, that doesn't come from surveillance, but from a working neighbourhood.
So, my professional opinion is, that a neighbourhood where people keep visible contact of each and where they are still able to live "private parts of their life privately"* is the safest, nicest place in urban world.
*of course this part depends a lot on personal preferences. If you are able to sit on your balcony in your pyjama without feeling that something is wrong, you are good to live in that house. And we people, we usually adapt and get used to new circumstances.
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Re: Dream flat found BUT

I would hate that. I won't even live in a ground floor flat because of people watching me. Definite no no.
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Re: Dream flat found BUT

If I were you I would take it. You will never find a perfect flat and you can always go to the lake for outdoor activities, as you say it's close by. You can improvise some nice privacy blinds or wierd bamboo sticks thst I keep on seeing around Zurich.

Then again, I'm one of those damned smokers that enjoy a fag on the balcony every now and then

Enge is very nice!

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Re: Dream flat found BUT

Thanks all for taking the time to reply. It really helped look at all sides of the argument and take my own feels out of the equation. We decided to take it as the pros (new build, noise control, lake, location, etc) outweighed the cons. Hopefully we wonít have neighbours from hell and we will definitely put up reeds and stuff.
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