Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Leaving Switzerland  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 13.06.2018, 10:07
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Forch
Posts: 12
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
ditibirger has no particular reputation at present
cleaning the house when leaving

I have a cleaning lady is it obligatory to use a cleaning company or I can use her instead
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13.06.2018, 10:10
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Misery, but not the SoT one
Posts: 20,008
Groaned at 349 Times in 264 Posts
Thanked 14,564 Times in 8,366 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: cleaning the house when leaving

It's not obligatory to use a specialist company, but they can guarantee that anything the landlord/agency isn't happy with they'll fix - sometimes without extra cost to you if that's part of the contract. The question is, is your normal cleaning lady au fait enough with the cleaning requirements for a handover or not? If not, I'd go with a specialist.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13.06.2018, 10:48
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Forch
Posts: 12
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
ditibirger has no particular reputation at present
Re: cleaning the house when leaving

thanks
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 13.06.2018, 11:30
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Zurich
Posts: 666
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 816 Times in 425 Posts
irish_temptation has a reputation beyond reputeirish_temptation has a reputation beyond reputeirish_temptation has a reputation beyond reputeirish_temptation has a reputation beyond repute
Re: cleaning the house when leaving

it should be possible to use a regular cleaning Lady and I have done so in the past. Check, however, if your contract mentions anything about cleaning. Some do, most don't. So always check the contract first.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 13.06.2018, 12:47
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 25,840
Groaned at 1,611 Times in 1,239 Posts
Thanked 29,963 Times in 14,309 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: cleaning the house when leaving

Quote:
View Post
I have a cleaning lady is it obligatory to use a cleaning company or I can use her instead
You can use her, or you can even clean it yourself.

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 13.06.2018, 17:24
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: CH
Posts: 104
Groaned at 6 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 55 Times in 31 Posts
intheblue has earned some respectintheblue has earned some respect
Re: cleaning the house when leaving

I know people who worked in tandem with their cleaning lady when leaving.

You can give a good rhythm to the work, make suggestions + check everything as you go along + halve the time needed.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 13.06.2018, 19:52
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Forch
Posts: 12
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
ditibirger has no particular reputation at present
Re: cleaning the house when leaving

Thank you
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 20.07.2018, 23:49
yao yao is offline
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Brugg
Posts: 12
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
yao has no particular reputation at present
Re: cleaning the house when leaving

There is such cleaning company that can give you promise that if the apartment company are not satisfied, they will pay, not you.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 21.07.2018, 02:38
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Lucerne
Posts: 230
Groaned at 37 Times in 19 Posts
Thanked 154 Times in 82 Posts
armed_neutrality is considered a nuisancearmed_neutrality is considered a nuisancearmed_neutrality is considered a nuisance
Re: cleaning the house when leaving

Quote:
View Post
There is such cleaning company that can give you promise that if the apartment company are not satisfied, they will pay, not you.
Known as Abnahmegarantie / Abgabegarantie / Übernahmegarantie. Not necessarily much of a guarantee of anything.

For example, in the case of Hammertrans, a bad company claiming to offer this service for ~1300 CHF and specifying such guarantee in contract: renter-outer didn't accept condition of fireplace on handover ("cheminee" was explicitly mentioned in contract with Hammertrans); Hammertrans (bad) quibbled on phone; victim tenant (armed_neutrality) of bad bad scammers (Hammertrans of Emmen) had to travel to a further two appointments at the property. At the first appointment, victim had to kill around 30 minutes while Hammertrans (awful) waved a small hoover at the fireplace. At the final appointment, victim met renter-outers, who were still not happy with fireplace's condition, and was pressured in to signing a document admitting liability for bringing fireplace up to standard (failure to sign on spot would ultimately bring further costs upon unwitting victim of Hammertrans, you see). Having eventually engaged in additional admin (least favourite activity) to handle deduction from deposit and payout with adjustment, victim presented victim's bill to Hammertrans (having explored whether any mechanism existed for the presence of Abnahmegarantie to allow landlord to bill Reinignungsfirma directly, bypassing normal routing of contractual relations - answer: it doesn't, presence of such guarantee does not transfer your liability to the cleaning co, it just gives you a claim on them). Hammertrans (the worst, or one of) proceeded to quibble, saying they did a fine job, they didn't have to pay, eventually saying okay they would pay even though they didn't have to. The total cost to victim of holding Hammertrans to their "Garantie" exceeded, by orders of magnitude, any amounts notionally at stake.

I guess what I'm saying is, Abnahmegaranties are only worth something if from a decent and honest company, and some of them -- ain't.

Last edited by armed_neutrality; 21.07.2018 at 02:46. Reason: highlight key part in bold
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 21.07.2018, 07:45
omtatsat's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Timbuktoo/Zürich
Posts: 7,248
Groaned at 1,282 Times in 693 Posts
Thanked 2,981 Times in 1,937 Posts
omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat
Re: cleaning the house when leaving

I don't have a cleaning lady. But I have a wife
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank omtatsat for this useful post:
This user groans at omtatsat for this post:
  #11  
Old 21.07.2018, 23:27
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ostschweiz
Posts: 7,032
Groaned at 234 Times in 199 Posts
Thanked 8,520 Times in 4,450 Posts
Urs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond repute
Re: cleaning the house when leaving

Quote:
View Post
I don't have a cleaning lady. But I have a wife
Remember to keep her tied to the oven.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Urs Max for this useful post:
  #12  
Old 21.07.2018, 23:36
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: CH
Posts: 2,304
Groaned at 87 Times in 73 Posts
Thanked 2,002 Times in 1,123 Posts
ivank has a reputation beyond reputeivank has a reputation beyond reputeivank has a reputation beyond reputeivank has a reputation beyond repute
Re: cleaning the house when leaving

Quote:
View Post
I don't have a cleaning lady. But I have a wife
Which is way more expensive in the long run
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 22.07.2018, 22:18
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: ZH
Posts: 4,371
Groaned at 30 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 5,996 Times in 2,449 Posts
doropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: cleaning the house when leaving

If you hire a company, they should be there at the hand-over, too, included in their price.
If you get your own cleaner to clean the flat, book and pay her to be at the hand-over with you.

Whether you clean the apartment yourself, have your cleaner do it, or hire a cleaning company, it is always a good idea to have a box of cleaning materials with you on the day you do the final hand-over. That way, if the landlord finds anything to complain about, you (or your cleaners) can fix it immediately, thereby saving costs all round.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank doropfiz for this useful post:
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
Gewinnsteuer when selling house and leaving CH Sarah J Leaving Switzerland 27 25.08.2017 17:37
Looking for a cleaning company before leaving the house.... obayraktar67 Housing in general 2 23.12.2012 21:46
Cleaning bill after leaving the house P92043 Housing in general 15 31.10.2011 09:19
Cleaning apartment when leaving - the good! a.j.b Housing in general 0 07.10.2010 21:54
[Sold house/apartment] Cleaning on leaving? AbFab Housing in general 12 30.04.2008 11:52


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 22:26.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0