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Old 23.12.2012, 07:07
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Re: Rules of the balcony

I guess swiss people are more concerned about those things than anywhere else.......talk to your "Hauswart" about the rules...it saves you a lot of trouble.
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I guess swiss people are more concerned about those things than anywhere else.......talk to your "Hauswart" about the rules...it saves you a lot of trouble.
We did and he had a word with them and agreed not to do it anymore, just been covered again as I was admiring the view of the mountains. This time not just dog crap but also bits of food. Now they have been asked three times, one polite letter and one further meeting in person. No one can accuse us of not trying to resolve this directly and amicably, which I believe is the best way.

Checked the signed agreement for the apartments and there it is Article 64: No shaky, shaky your crap from the balcony (that is my French to English summation).

Writing to the Reggie who we pay a monthly fee for cleaning and general upkeep as they are supposed to deal with general issues.

Next step I guess is a letter from a lawyer if that fails.

I hate the thought of next summer when we decide to eat lunch on the balcony to have it covered in crap. I know there have been some jokes but this is seriously unpleasant.
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Re: Rules of the balcony

This is not a Swiss thing folks. It's simply not correct to shake your shit out of your balcony.
If you don't want your shit in the house, much less your neighbor does!
If there is no one living around, fine. otherwise it is not correct to do it.
Boils down to common sense and basic manners. Being considerate to other people and not behaving like trash.
Same goes to smoking in the balcony and making grills without checking if its affecting your neighbors.
And remember, just because some do it, does not mean it is OK to do it. Now, repeat after me..
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Re: Rules of the balcony

In the UK we are on the top floor, second floor with a balcony on one side and juliette balcony on other- must say I am very careful to respect neighbours below. Any stuff shaken from there would end up on the flower bed or the patio by shared fob access entrance, and the separate entrance to one of the flats, or on the other side, on the lovely wooden bench at the back of the elderly couple on ground floor.- out of order I'd say (and not just in Switzerland). Basic respect, here, there or anywhere- nothing to do with 'rules'.

We have taken dog blankets out with us in the car to shake in the countryside.
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This is not a Swiss thing folks. It's simply not correct to shake your shit out of your balcony.
If you don't want your shit in the house, much less your neighbor does!
If there is no one living around, fine. otherwise it is not correct to do it.
Boils down to common sense and basic manners. Being considerate to other people and not behaving like trash.
Same goes to smoking in the balcony and making grills without checking if its affecting your neighbors.
And remember, just because some do it, does not mean it is OK to do it. Now, repeat after me..
You're not going to be able to sell anything by just resurrecting old posts and writing meaningless replies.

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This is no Brainier ,at least not for a swiss wearing big clumsy clog booths ,sandals or what ever .Who in all the world wants to be showered with condoms,pubic hairs,breadcrumbs and other other undesirable crap.
A great thread resurrection, this was a gem post.

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Old 30.01.2021, 14:36
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Re: Rules of the balcony

We throw christmas trees and dead plants off the balcony.

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We throw christmas trees and dead plants off the balcony.

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I saw that in Mexico. With other trash, too.

How large is your compost? Do you have a competition of who aims better?
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Old 30.01.2021, 14:47
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I saw that in Mexico. With other trash, too.

How large is your compost? Do you have a competition of who aims better?
We then bring it to our rustico, unlimited compost.

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Old 30.01.2021, 15:03
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We throw christmas trees and dead plants off the balcony.

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You watch too much Swedish advertising on Swiss telly, mate.


It's actually a better system than covering the entire stairwell in fir needles.
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Old 30.01.2021, 15:20
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It's actually a better system than covering the entire stairwell in fir needles.
Or the elevator.

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You're soft down south. Up here, it's understood that the lower you live, the lower you are. Compost, dirty nappies,
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Re: Rules of the balcony

Another ancient thread risen from the dead.
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You're not going to be able to sell something by just resurrecting old posts and writing meaningless replies.
I think he/she searched "balcony" and is responding to all those threads...
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You're soft down south. Up here, it's understood that the lower you live, the lower you are. Compost, dirty nappies,
We're at the top floor.

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I think he/she searched "balcony" and is responding to all those threads...
Aren't you surprised how many results they got?? We never find anything with the search function here.
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Re: Rules of the balcony

This is really quite hilarious, why, thank you everyone, especially fortesp, you must be a real gem and somewhat oddly preoccupied with balconies! I can see you have all been holding your breath to get an update to this for 9 years

So, we have moved about 7 times since I asked this question and yes, I still don't think it's SUCH a huge sin to shake a small table cloth that is practically clean off a balcony BUT because we love to be loved, we don't even shake a napkin off the balcony anymore and life has been soooo much better

Thank you EF!

Oh and we live on the top floor now, so no nasty foreigner can move in upstairs and do it to us :-)!

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I think he/she searched "balcony" and is responding to all those threads...
"Gardener wanted for balcony" thread didn't get his attention yet.
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