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Old 19.01.2009, 12:23
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Rental Apartment Issues

I have been living in my ZH apartment for nearly 5 years now and some things are not as "new" as they used to be. When I moved in the walls had NOT been newly painted and the parket floors were scratched already (all this was noted down during the protocol).

Does anyone know when the apartment owners (in my case "Wincasa") are obliged to repaint the walls and sort out the floors? If I move out, will I be liable for this?

Also, if you have had paintings or shelves on the walls, are you supposed to refill the holes before you move out, or will Wincasa do this? (If they don't do it, to whom to I need to contact in order to have this sorted out).

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 19.01.2009, 12:40
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Re: Rental Apartment Issues

Hi, when we shifted into our last flat, they had painted some rooms (living room, hallway and bedroom). When we left the flat 7 years later they charged us 1/8 the price for the painting. We also got hit with a really big bill (around CHF 600) for other work. However since we have household insurance we just have to pay CHF 200 and the insurance will pay the rest.
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Re: Rental Apartment Issues

If you move out you should not have to pay to repaint the walls or sort the floor. If everything is mentioned in the inspection note from when you moved in.

If you would like these things fixed now, then I would suggest asking your landlord. the worst they can do is say no.

You will need to fill the holes left by paintings/shelves yourself. If you dont think you can do it yourself (and I wouldnt do it of you dont know how, as if it ends up a mess you will have to fix that too) then try asking a friend.
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Hi, when we shifted into our last flat, they had painted some rooms (living room, hallway and bedroom). When we left the flat 7 years later they charged us 1/8 the price for the painting. We also got hit with a really big bill (around CHF 600) for other work. However since we have household insurance we just have to pay CHF 200 and the insurance will pay the rest.
100% right, the insurance pays the bill, minus the excess as it is damage to third persons' property.

You pay the insurance premium.....
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Old 19.01.2009, 13:24
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Re: Rental Apartment Issues

If the walls were not perfect nor the floor and those things were noted you are not responsible. But any new damage such as holes are your responsiblity and need to be fixed. I think walls must be painted every ten years. Some companies will try charging for absurd things, even if they do have to repaint or renovate anyway. I'm not sure insurance could pay for everything, it would be a bit of a rip off.
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