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Deposit return.

I've moved out of my last apartment ( no more pesky bugs, cold winters and crazy neighbours, hurrah! ), but I'm wondering for how long the landlord can hold the deposit. I've heard some crazy stories it may take up to a year. Is it true?
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Re: Deposit return.

Apparently its not some crazy stories. Its the law
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Re: Deposit return.

I waited 6 months before I got mine back.
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I've moved out of my last apartment ( no more pesky bugs, cold winters and crazy neighbours, hurrah! ), but I'm wondering for how long the landlord can hold the deposit. I've heard some crazy stories it may take up to a year. Is it true?
See http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/220/a257e.html, however, have you received the final invoice from your former lord? In this case, you can ask your former landlord to release your rental deposit. In any case, your are entitled to the release of your rental deposit directly from the respective bank if your former landlord has not asserted any claims within one year of the return of the rented property.

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Apparently its not some crazy stories. Its the law
Well, if the law says "up to 1 year" it doesn't have to be 1 year.
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See http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/220/a257e.html, however, have you received the final invoice from your former lord? In this case, you can ask your former landlord to release your rental deposit. In any case, your are entitled to the release of your rental deposit directly from the respective bank if your former landlord has not asserted any claims within one year of the return of the rented property.

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Thanks. What's the timer for this final invoice then?
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Thanks. What's the timer for this final invoice then?
It shouldn't take more than a few weeks if there haven't been any problems that couldn't been resolved immediately, i.e. a (legal) dispute with the landlord. Some landlords argue that they do their heating billing only once a year but that's not a serious excuse. Just ask in doubt, it's your money (taxable by the way), not your former landlord's …

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