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Old 10.05.2006, 22:24
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Renter's rights....

I'm thinking of leaving my apartment soon but like many contracts there are only 2 times in the year that I can quit (end March, end Sept) and unlike many, I've got to give 4 months notice instead of 3.

Since I've been in my apartment over six years now, does anyone know if you gain some sort of additional rights after a long period of residence or are you forever limited to your original restrictive contract?

Having to give notice this month to leave at the end of September with the prospect of being responsible for paying the rent (or finding a new tennant myself) until the end of March next year if I don't, is a bit much, in my opinion.


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Old 10.05.2006, 22:59
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Re: Renter's rights....

Hi Gav,

I think you are screwed, and that's the way they intended it

If you want to get advice on your rights you have to be a member of the Mietschutzverbund, which you have to pay a small fee for. It's only in German, and if you aren't a member you don't get any advice. As far as I am aware there is no government organisation which gives information to tenants like this. At least, that was the case last time I knew someone who was in trouble.

When I took my apartment I complained about the 2 dates thing and they said they would add a date at the end of June. I asked why not make it 4 dates, but for some reason Dec 31 was considered a very inappropriate date, so I was left with 3 dates.

Having 4 months instead of 3 months with respect to the notice period is a bit rough though!

I suggest your only hope is to find someone else to rent it. In my case I'd have someone for my place in 10 minutes, but you live out of Zurich if I recall.
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Old 10.05.2006, 23:47
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Re: Renter's rights....

Gav, you should find that, if you can present 3 suitable renters, you are admonished of this responsibility. Advertise in the right places and your place should be gone in 1-2 weeks in Zurich....naturally pass on the details to me as I have some good contacts for people on the gravy train into this place
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Re: Renter's rights....

Make sure wherever you advertise is listed by Comparis.ch. Lots of people look there. Secondly, advertise on student websites like www.students.ch and www.wgzimmer.ch, this is free and they get good responses apparently. I have also heard about this rule of presenting three people and then it is up to your landlord.
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Re: Renter's rights....

From what I know, you only need to find one suitable "Nachmieter". By suitable it must be someone who is legally residing here (I would suggest minimum B permit holder) and has the means by which to pay the rent. Some landlords will want references, ie people they can ring to confirm good character. A landlord must have good grounds to refuse any nachmieter you offer him/her. If you can find 3 then all the better.

Often landlords or their agents have a form they want prospective renters to fill out. Maybe you can ask them for a couple of these forms so you can help them help you so to speak.
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Re: Renter's rights....

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Gav, you should find that, if you can present 3 suitable renters, you are admonished of this responsibility. Advertise in the right places and your place should be gone in 1-2 weeks in Zurich....naturally pass on the details to me as I have some good contacts for people on the gravy train into this place
Unfortunately I'm right at the edge of Zuerich - just 500m from the Argau border. It's not the greatest of ZH locales either and the empty apartment downstairs has just been filled after 1 1/2 months (meaning the landlords must have had 5 1/2 months to advertise it).

Therefore, looks like I'm going to just have to bite the bullet and give my notice in and hope that my situation doesn't change regarding leaving CH in the next 4 months....... I just _hate_ having to decide these things months in advance.


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Old 12.05.2006, 23:10
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Re: Renter's rights....

As already mention before, you have to provide one suitable renter (which means no recovery of claims registered) and if you find two, you are defo sorted. I wouldn't worry so much ... if you do, make an advertisment and see how much response you get
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