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I am actually a semi-retired British businessman (I use the name Lady Mondegreen for historical reasons) and have been living in Lausanne for the past 25 years. I have only just become aware of your forum.

I was born, grew up and attended University in London but lived in Canada and the Netherlands before coming to Switzerland to set up a manufacturing business. I sold the business at a loss several years later and in 1999 got involved in property development in the Alps.
For the past few years I have been doing voluntary work for an international NGO at the UN in Geneva, and I am on the board of a small charitable foundation based in Lausanne.

If I can help be of help to anyone in their dealings with Swiss bureaucracy - or worse, the Swiss legal system - I would be happy to try.
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I am actually a semi-retired British businessman (I use the name Lady Mondegreen for historical reasons) and have been living in Lausanne for the past 25 years. I have only just become aware of your forum.
That's it. From here on out, I will forever think of you as:



Welcome to the forum, in any case!
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Mmmm .... a cross between an habitual guest at society's pleasure, and an all female musical group ..... could be interesting.

Welcome, anyway.
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Re: Old lag in Lausanne

Hi.

I am new here as well. Since you offered to help out with Swiss legal system I was wondering if you could help out with tenancy law. I want to terminate the agreement for my apartment in Pully and since I want to leave before the end of the notice period, my landlord told me that this would be fine as long as I could find someone to take over the agreement. However he did say that he wanted to raise the rent (but only CHF 100).

My question is therefore what do I tell potential tenants regarding the rent. Am I sticking to what is laid out in my agreement, since that is the agreement that the new tenant will take over or am I to present the new rent, since the landlord will always need to agree on a new tenant?

Hope you can help me out here.

Hildur.
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Re: Old lag in Lausanne

Hi Hildur

I had a similar problem when I left our apartment in Epalinges several years ago and bought a house. I missed the notice period by one day because 1 June that year was a bank holiday and they only received my letter on 2nd. I had to find a tenant but the agent put all kinds of obstacles in my way. Their rent for the entire year was secure so why should they move a finger to help me?
In the end I had to pay 6 month's rent before I found someone acceptable to them.
Yes, they have the right to demand more but you can appeal to the tenant's rights organisation. Sorry, I can't remember their name. (I did appeal to them but I did not get much help).

I think your best bet is to tell whoever you find that the rent will be CHF 100 higher.

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Hi.

I am new here as well. Since you offered to help out with Swiss legal system I was wondering if you could help out with tenancy law. I want to terminate the agreement for my apartment in Pully and since I want to leave before the end of the notice period, my landlord told me that this would be fine as long as I could find someone to take over the agreement. However he did say that he wanted to raise the rent (but only CHF 100).

My question is therefore what do I tell potential tenants regarding the rent. Am I sticking to what is laid out in my agreement, since that is the agreement that the new tenant will take over or am I to present the new rent, since the landlord will always need to agree on a new tenant?

Hope you can help me out here.

Hildur.

Hildur,

This question has been covered many times in the Forum (you can do a search for more details). In short, you are responsible to provide the agency/owner ONE soluble candidate at the current terms of your contract. Now on the practical side of things, you should provide them with THREE files (to make sure they can not say no).

The other learning from the other threads is that you need to do EVERYTHING in writing. Including, letting them know that you will provide a candidate at the same rent you are paying. If they want to look themselves at a higher rent, they can, but you will then consider yourself free to leave at X date.

Make sure you have copies of the applications that are given to the person. That way you have the contact and other details of the people if you need proof that they applied and that they were refused.

If you do not think you can handle things on your own, you should join ALSOCA (the renter's association). They are in Lausanne. They will be able to help.
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Re: Old lag in Lausanne

Welcome to the forum "Lady" Mondegreen.

I don't know who that is so many you can give us a summary.
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Re: Old lag in Lausanne

I was curious so googled and found this..

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mondegreen

You learn something new every day!

Welcome to EF Milady!
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Welcome Lady M. It is refreshing to know that someone's first post on the forum is not to ask for help, but to offer it. That really is the spirit of EF.
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Re: Old lag in Lausanne

Dear Sir, Lady Mondegreen

welcome to the forum


you are a gentleman, amazing your introduction, someone asks and you give advice

all good wishes
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Re: Old lag in Lausanne

Thanks a lot both LM and Verbier for the info.
This gives me something to go ahead with.
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