Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Housing in general  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 29.05.2007, 23:24
justsally's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 112
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
justsally has no particular reputation at present
is it possible to test for a day an apartment to buy?

after a long long search it seems that we have finally found the apartment we like and we are considering to buy it

the apartment is pretty new (2001). it is well done, has beautiful wooden floor, nice kitchen and bathrooms. everything look nice, but the question is do things really work ? for sure yes, but how can i really know it? I mean we went through the apartmnet with the owner and we were never left alone (well that is still her place). so i dont know whether the shower is working well, the buth tube is not stuck, the heating or the washing machine makes noise and so on.

is it possible to try the apartment for half a day or so before finally signing the contract

thanks for the feedback
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 30.05.2007, 07:11
Polorise's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: about there
Posts: 2,738
Groaned at 25 Times in 25 Posts
Thanked 2,325 Times in 1,259 Posts
Polorise has a reputation beyond reputePolorise has a reputation beyond reputePolorise has a reputation beyond reputePolorise has a reputation beyond reputePolorise has a reputation beyond repute
Re: is it possible to test for a day an apartment to buy?

Quote:
View Post
is it possible to try the apartment for half a day or so before finally signing the contractthanks for the feedback
as your looking to make a considerable investment, just ask.... would think thats reasonable.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 30.05.2007, 07:13
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: is it possible to test for a day an apartment to buy?

I think your real question is : Will I be driven from the premises with a sharp stick by the current lady that owns it when she is insulted by what you are implying ? Probably. But insist upon it anyway.

dave



Quote:
View Post
after a long long search it seems that we have finally found the apartment we like and we are considering to buy it

the apartment is pretty new (2001). it is well done, has beautiful wooden floor, nice kitchen and bathrooms. everything look nice, but the question is do things really work ? for sure yes, but how can i really know it? I mean we went through the apartmnet with the owner and we were never left alone (well that is still her place). so i dont know whether the shower is working well, the buth tube is not stuck, the heating or the washing machine makes noise and so on.

is it possible to try the apartment for half a day or so before finally signing the contract

thanks for the feedback
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 30.05.2007, 07:21
AbFab's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Zürich
Posts: 8,167
Groaned at 343 Times in 233 Posts
Thanked 11,829 Times in 4,070 Posts
AbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond repute
Re: is it possible to test for a day an apartment to buy?

Switzerland may be a sellers' market, but it is not unreasonable to expect the flush the toilet and run the shower to see if it has enough pressure and so on. I suggest making an appointment to 'measure up' to see if you furniture will fit and tell the owner it will couple of hours and really get the feel of the place.

I would also recommend hanging about outside at various times of day to see if kids play football under the windows, commuter traffic can be heard and that it's not on the southern approach to the airport...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank AbFab for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 30.05.2007, 07:30
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: is it possible to test for a day an apartment to buy?

As well as to check the light incident at several times of day.
Here are some other points to consider and here's even more. And in case you are not really bored and stressed by now, here are yet more. They are not switzerland specific, but if dif about a bit you may find some more specific info.

dave


Quote:
View Post
Switzerland may be a sellers' market, but it is not unreasonable to expect the flush the toilet and run the shower to see if it has enough pressure and so on. I suggest making an appointment to 'measure up' to see if you furniture will fit and tell the owner it will couple of hours and really get the feel of the place.

I would also recommend hanging about outside at various times of day to see if kids play football under the windows, commuter traffic can be heard and that it's not on the southern approach to the airport...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 30.05.2007, 08:10
justsally's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 112
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
justsally has no particular reputation at present
Re: is it possible to test for a day an apartment to buy?

thanks all. it is for sure a huge investement for us. it's a modern big flat, in town, with the view of the river.
the lady offered us to come and see the apartment in the eveining or at other time of the day. this is nice, but if she is around all the time we end up sitting on her couch and discussing about other things
i will check your link dave

Last edited by justsally; 30.05.2007 at 08:22.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why should I buy a Swiss apartment? mmd457 Housing in general 6 28.06.2010 08:51
Test is different than job description?!? kutyafal Employment 12 23.05.2007 15:01
test [playing around with a test event] mark Social events 3 11.03.2007 17:13
Pregnancy Test [where to buy in Switzerland] jsvee Family matters/health 3 06.03.2007 11:39


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:36.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0