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Hi All,

just wondering if anyone know what the situation is regarding when the shared washing machine breaks down?

its been out of action for almost a week now and everyone is really peed off with the way the owing company is dealing with the situation as they dont seem to be doing anything about it.

as its the only machine in the building we have no access to another machine except to go to the laundry shop so I've no idea what exactly they expect us to do in the mean time as we all dont have the luxary or time to trip off and sit in the laundrette for hours to do a weeks worth of washing. some bits we can do by hand but thats not really the point

i'm thinking of taking a load to the dry cleaners and send them the bill if its not sorted within the next 24 hours.

anyone know if there's a type of SLA that the management company should adhere to for this sort of thing?

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Re: no washing machine !

Well, this won't help you get your laundry done but you do have the right to a reduction in your rent from the time that the management was informed of the problem until it is taken care of. According to the Mieterverband it is around 10% for not being able to use the washing machine.

To put pressure on the management to take care of the problem quickly, you could send them a registered letter giving them a reasonable amount of time to take care of the problem and threatening to withhold rent and/or take care of the problem yourself at the landlord's expense if the problem hasn't been taken care of by the deadline. Withholding rent means putting it into a special account, not simply not paying. This is only to be done as a last resort, but the letter itself might have the effect you want, particularly if it is signed by other renters in the building.

I suggest getting together with the others (it doesn't have to be all of them) and drafting a letter mentioning the rent reduction claim plus the other points and sending it registered asap.

On a side note, I have never even seen a laundromat in Switzerland. Do they even have them??
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Old 15.06.2010, 08:02
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On a side note, I have never even seen a laundromat in Switzerland. Do they even have them??
Yes, but they're far and few in between.


see the following link: Laundromats in canton Zurich?
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Re: no washing machine !

In addition to the link above, there seems to be this one:


Wash & Go Selbstbedienungswäscherei AG
Badenerstrasse 655
8048 Zürich

It was mentioned on the city of Zürich website with the opening hours along with two others.
http://www.zuerich.com/en/page.cfm/i...ion/laundromat

Easy-Waschservice
Limmattalstrasse 236
8049 Zürich
Tel. 044 342 45 65
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-noon / 1.30pm-6.30pm Sat noon-4pm

Express-Wäscherei
Winterthurerstrasse 62
8006 Zürich
Opening hours: daily 7am-10pm

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thanks all. the plan of attack is in progress.
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