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Fire Insurance - For rented accommodation?


We are checking through a rental contract for a property in Vaud and we have come across a requirement for civile responsibility and menage (household) insurance as well as having in place fire insurance for the building (ECA).

Is the ECA normally something which is normally covered by the tenant or should it be covered by the owner?

Thank you for your advise.

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Re: Fire Insurance - For rented accommodation?

i think your contract is referring to what i considered a 'fire tax' more than an insurance! not that i ever objected to paying it. in VD it is a cantonal obligation and you _have_ to pay it. something like 100CHF a year depending on size of apartment and your contents. if you are properly registered with the permit people (new address etc.) you will get a demand in the post. if you are worried contact them:


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