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signing contract in english

Is it possible to sign rental contract in English and not German (I read too many threads with everything that can go wrong) - does anyone know how this works? I assume it is possible to have the contract translated to English so that there is no German fineprint to worry about
Old 28.10.2009, 05:13
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Re: signing contract in english

If you were a Swiss German person in London and asked to sign a rental contract in German, what do you think the reply would be ?

You would need to agree with the landlord, the translation would need to be official (read expensive) and which language would be ruling. There always has to be one language which over rides in case of translation errors and in view you are in Switzerland under Swiss law, guess which language is going to be ruling. Why should the landlord accept English ?

Remember, it's not difficult to rent an apartment in Switzerland, the landlord can easily find somebody who is ready to sign in German. In Swiss French part, we have a standard form printed for rental, i guess same exists in German part, use this maybe.

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