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Gross vs Net Rent?

Will be moving Switzerland in January and expect to live in Vaud and work in Geneva.

Can someone clarify how rental agencies work in Switzerland. Commission is paid by the tenant or landlord? I also noticed that rents are described as Gross and Net - the what is the difference. Finally in the below post mentiones that if "you sign up with them" you get a better deal. What does this mean.

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Re: Gross vs Net Rent?

As far as I am aware, commission is paid by the landlord. The "gross" vs "net" likely means base rental cost with and without "nebenkosten" (not sure what the word is in French). Nebenkosten are the shared or communal costs like cleaning the common area, maintenance on lift, water, etc. that all tenants divide up and pay. What happens is that you will pay a fixed amount of your rent each month towards these costs as an estimate and then once a year there will be a true-up to the actual costs - this can be positive or negative. A word of caution - it is worth it to ask the question what the actual nebenkosten were for the prior year for the particular flat and see if this is reasonably close to what they are quoting as part of the rent - without getting in to a long story, in our case, the landlord significantly underestimated the nebenkosten in marketing the flat and then when it came to true-up to the actual costs we owed 150% more than the amount that had been collected already through the monthly rent.
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