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Replacing fuse, who should pay?

Sorry if something similar has already being posted but couldn't find. Recently had electrician through real estate agent come to the house for 5 minutes to replace fuse as kitchen plug had blown and needed replaced.

I assumed this would be paid for by real estate agency as would come under general wear and tear of apartment but just received invoice for 100 CHF to pay for fuse replacement?

Is this normally the case? If someone can clarify what real estate agencies or owners normally pay for and what they don't (in general) would be appreciated

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Old 17.01.2010, 15:33
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Re: Replacing fuse, who should pay?

It will probably be written in your contract.

I have to pay myself if it is below 5% of a months rent or something like that.

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Old 17.01.2010, 15:34
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Re: Replacing fuse, who should pay?

This is considered a small repair and generally you are obliged for the costs of repair or replacement; 'kleinreparatur' in German. It's a lesson to see if you can replace things yourself before calling them for help. Contracts will refer to this so you'll have to pay up unless in a 100% serviced appartment. CHF100 doesn't seem so steep for Switzerland...
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Re: Replacing fuse, who should pay?

Thanks Doctor and Uncle Max, will check the contract.
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Re: Replacing fuse, who should pay?

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Thanks Doctor and Uncle Max, will check the contract.
Better learn to replace the fuse your self ,its a very very simple task
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Old 17.01.2010, 16:43
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Re: Replacing fuse, who should pay?

Here's a nice bit of German explaining the ruling - what the person renting the flat is responsible for. As usual 'normal in the area' comes into it but it should give examples at least in your Rental Agreement.

You can use this to translate the text into an even more incomprehensible mumbo-jumbo if you like.
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Re: Replacing fuse, who should pay?

prob just paid for the labour of the guy. fuses are dirt cheap.....and super easy to replace....next time use google on how to...


http://www.ehow.com/video_4951884_re...lown-fuse.html
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