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How does moving out-moving in works in switzerland?

Hi,
We are moving to a different apartment on 1st july in the same building, same floor.
Out contract ends by 30th june for this apartment. so, we are suppose to vacate by 30th, we need 1-day to vacate , 1-day to clean before handing over the keys.

The tenant living in the apartment in which we will be moving out on 1st july also have same terms and conditions.i.e. june 30th.

Wondering how the whole thing will work out i.e. they moving out, cleaning etc.then we moving in their apartment.

We had called our real-estate company for clarification, did not get a clear answer.
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Re: How does moving out-moving in works in switzerland?

you do need a clear answer from them. Otherwise you're looking at having your stuff in the hallways etc - not good, I'm sure.

You might be able to work something with the cellar space etc....
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Re: How does moving out-moving in works in switzerland?

Date passed from original poster but I had to do this back in March.

Simple answer is expect a VERY long day!

At minimum you move out early, cleaners move in. Mean while where you are moving should be doing the same thing.

Exchange about noon (ish) and then you move in hoping you don't have the seemingly typical Swiss niggle about how something was or was not cleaned..

I went from one side of Zurich to other and was advised in advance by bods in office, pack everything in days before so minimum needed done on day. Get removal (I wanted to hire a man and a van but ended up hiring an Avis van and got two helpers from work instead in my case) to turn up really early. Whatever you do get the cleaning company (no Swiss seems to accept anyone especially not some bloke from UK can clean anything) to arrive early and get the landlord or agent to be there as well to confirm what needs done. If some thing obviously needs done do them before hand. Do floors last obviously just after kitchen/bathroom. I had to paint one small patch of wall due to something leaking from a bag and it stained wall, I did that w/e before.

For me moving out of a 2 room apartment and into a 1 1/2 room huge open plan studio. I moved no furnature though but 2 bikes, TV, PC, 3 bags so not a one man carry.

The very first time was a lot less gear and from a serviced apartment and I never had to worry about cleaning etc, either.

Whatever you do plan it. As I was advised and found out as cost more remember everyone else tends to move same day so all the removals and van hires get booked weeks in advance.

Seems some places will let you move some stuff early or late.

Dom
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Re: How does moving out-moving in works in switzerland?

When you think about it, its a really stupid way to do things, especially if you are a cleaner or van hire company, with a super spike in demand every three months. Congestion stress and panic results from trying to do everything on one day...

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Date passed from original poster but I had to do this back in March.

Simple answer is expect a VERY long day!

At minimum you move out early, cleaners move in. Mean while where you are moving should be doing the same thing.

Exchange about noon (ish) and then you move in hoping you don't have the seemingly typical Swiss niggle about how something was or was not cleaned..

I went from one side of Zurich to other and was advised in advance by bods in office, pack everything in days before so minimum needed done on day. Get removal (I wanted to hire a man and a van but ended up hiring an Avis van and got two helpers from work instead in my case) to turn up really early. Whatever you do get the cleaning company (no Swiss seems to accept anyone especially not some bloke from UK can clean anything) to arrive early and get the landlord or agent to be there as well to confirm what needs done. If some thing obviously needs done do them before hand. Do floors last obviously just after kitchen/bathroom. I had to paint one small patch of wall due to something leaking from a bag and it stained wall, I did that w/e before.

For me moving out of a 2 room apartment and into a 1 1/2 room huge open plan studio. I moved no furnature though but 2 bikes, TV, PC, 3 bags so not a one man carry.

The very first time was a lot less gear and from a serviced apartment and I never had to worry about cleaning etc, either.

Whatever you do plan it. As I was advised and found out as cost more remember everyone else tends to move same day so all the removals and van hires get booked weeks in advance.

Seems some places will let you move some stuff early or late.

Dom
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