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Hi All,

I needed some advice having only been in Zurich for two weeks.

I've managed to find an apartment in Enge - zurich about 20 mins from the city centre. Its a 3 room furnished place and will cost me 3000 chf per month. I know it probably depends upon whats in the contract but for this price what should I really expect to be included ? i.e. should electricity, internet, TV be included etc ? just want to prepare myself for when I sign the contract with the landlord. Is there anything I should really have in the contract? I'm here for a year at least so probably best to get it right in the beginning.

Also is it normal to be rejected a 2/2.5 room place if theres two of you with a child? I found this when approaching a company with new apartments. I can understand if there were three adults, but with a 18 month old baby I thought this really shouldn't a problem.

Thanks in advance for your kind help.
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Old 20.01.2007, 20:35
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Hi All,

I needed some advice having only been in Zurich for two weeks.

I've managed to find an apartment in Enge - zurich about 20 mins from the city centre. Its a 3 room furnished place and will cost me 3000 chf per month. I know it probably depends upon whats in the contract but for this price what should I really expect to be included ? i.e. should electricity, internet, TV be included etc ? just want to prepare myself for when I sign the contract with the landlord. Is there anything I should really have in the contract? I'm here for a year at least so probably best to get it right in the beginning.

Also is it normal to be rejected a 2/2.5 room place if theres two of you with a child? I found this when approaching a company with new apartments. I can understand if there were three adults, but with a 18 month old baby I thought this really shouldn't a problem.

Thanks in advance for your kind help.
There is likely to be next to nothing included unless your monthly rent also includes 'Heiz und Nebenkosten'. In this case, your heating, building maintenance and cable TV (analogue) will be included.

Chances are that this will be a seperate once-a-year charge though and will probably equate to a month's worth of rent.

Gav
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Re: Renting advice

Hi All,

My fiance and I moved to Zürich 2 months ago. We have a temporary home, but we want to move as quickly as possible. My fiance applied for a 3 year PhD at IBM Research, but first he only have a 6 months contract. We applied for many flats, but all were rejected, probably because of this contract.
Our current houselord told us that we should get a letter from his boss, in which the boss says, that he wants my fiance to work for him for the 3 years. Would such a letter really help? Because honestly I don't really think so.
Can anybody give us an advice, what should we try, or do?

Thank you!
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Hi All,

My fiance and I moved to Zürich 2 months ago. We have a temporary home, but we want to move as quickly as possible. My fiance applied for a 3 year PhD at IBM Research, but first he only have a 6 months contract. We applied for many flats, but all were rejected, probably because of this contract.
Our current houselord told us that we should get a letter from his boss, in which the boss says, that he wants my fiance to work for him for the 3 years. Would such a letter really help? Because honestly I don't really think so.
Can anybody give us an advice, what should we try, or do?

Thank you!
It will help because most rental contracts are for at least one year. So you can see why a landlord would be wary of someone who only has a six-months contract....A letter from your boss explaining the situation might alleviate that concern somewhat.
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