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Tenancy agreement - what happens if i get fired?

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I recently signed a tenancy agreement, but I might lose my job. As i donít have a year in Lausanne, Iím not going to receive wellfare. Is there a law that could help me to resolve the lease problem?
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Old 09.01.2021, 19:05
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Re: Tenancy agreement - what happens if i get fired?

No.

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Hi,

I recently signed a tenancy agreement, but I might lose my job. As i donít have a year in Lausanne, Iím not going to receive wellfare. Is there a law that could help me to resolve the lease problem?
Whatís your problem? You want out of the agreement? You donít want to be kicked out?
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Old 09.01.2021, 19:36
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Re: Tenancy agreement - what happens if i get fired?

Legally you're obligated to pay the lease until the end of the term unless you find someone else to take over the lease. Even death doesn't get you/your heirs out of paying the rent.

If you lose your job, the best thing to do is give notice as required and work hard to find a replacement tenant. In German that's called a nachmieter. I don't know the term in French or Italian. A replacement tenant is someone who agrees to take over the existing lease including length of lease and costs.
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Even death doesn't get you/your heirs out of paying the rent.
Unless they refuse the inheritance.

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Old 09.01.2021, 19:45
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Unless they refuse the inheritance.

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Ok, thank you everyone for your help

Is it usually hard to find someone to tale over a lease in Lausanne?

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Re: Tenancy agreement - what happens if i get fired?

Depends how desirable a property is, but given the shortage it shouldn't be too difficult.
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Re: Tenancy agreement - what happens if i get fired?

You might even find someone from here on EF? As Medea says 'just depends'. A lote more available at the moment at the cheaper en, as many students have gone back home due to Covid.
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Is it usually hard to find someone to tale over a lease in Lausanne?
How much is the rent?
How many rooms

One 2-room apartment plus separate kitchen, 15 min from station for 1100 was flooded for application

Some applications were sent like they were work application with recommendation for the pope

Some applicants just wanted to know the agency name, without visiting the apartment (I made very exhaustive and good photos )

In 1 hours from appearing online there were more than 50 requests

After 5 hours we had 100+ visiting requests


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Re: Tenancy agreement - what happens if i get fired?

Also, is there a certain procedure I would need to follow? I mean can I come to an agreement with the landlord to pay a part of the sum is that legal?
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Re: Tenancy agreement - what happens if i get fired?

Hopefully you will not lose your job- fingers crossed.

But no, no reduced rent possible in 99.9999 of cases, unless you have a very good personal relationship with owner. You need to find another tenant who can afford the rent.
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Re: Tenancy agreement - what happens if i get fired?

If you came to an agreement that it would be a legal agreement
but why would the landlord be willing to loose money?


However I've heard that when you definitely departure from Switzerland you can cancel everything on the spot disobeying the contractual terms, just showing the confirmation from the commune. *I don't know if that's true, just heard it a few times


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Re: Tenancy agreement - what happens if i get fired?

I donít know, i do want to leave Switzerland definitely, this is why Iím asking
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Re: Tenancy agreement - what happens if i get fired?

Rav - to sublet your appartment should be a breeze, I understand your unfortunate situation, covid creates many lay-offs and bankrupcies. You should better inform your landlord if in fact that situation is coming. Maybe they have family/friends that need to take over. But it sounds like then you wouldn't have where to live at all? Would you leave immediately? Good luck with all.
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Re: Tenancy agreement - what happens if i get fired?

From what I understand of the rules, you only need to provide one solvent tenant, i.e. someone who can afford the apartment. You don't have to do a search far and wide for 50 people and find the next great renter. If the landlord rejects that person for any reason other than not being able to pay, I think you're off the hook.

It's unlikely you'll have trouble finding someone in Lausanne to take over your lease terms. Just make sure that the candidates you put forward can cover it financially and have a valid permit.

Someone else probably has links to the relevant statutes that can back up the "only one solvent candidate" language.

@Gravity - No, deregistering and departing Switzerland doesn't relieve you of any and all financial obligatons including rent. You can use deregistration to get out of phone contracts and gym memberships often with cancellation penalties, but it doesn't get you out of a lease.
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Ok, thank you for the info. Much appreciated
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Rav - to sublet your appartment should be a breeze, I understand your unfortunate situation, covid creates many lay-offs and bankrupcies. You should better inform your landlord if in fact that situation is coming. Maybe they have family/friends that need to take over. But it sounds like then you wouldn't have where to live at all? Would you leave immediately? Good luck with all.
Yes, I might be fired this Tuesday, I presume and the landlord has already been informed. Only that is hard to find a replacement. If this happens, I'm going back to my home country. Hopefully, I can come to an agreement with the landlord to pay 1 or 2 months of rent, maybe 3 and let me go. Otherwise, I'm going to jail...
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Yes, I might be fired this Tuesday, I presume and the landlord has already been informed.
Who informed the landlord?

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Re: Tenancy agreement - what happens if i get fired?

I told the landlord that I have a hunch that I might lose my job
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