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Problems using a c/o address?

Hi, I'm looking to sub-let an apartment in Stadt Zurich. This will be done properly with the permission of the landlord, all contracts in place. I'm a C-permit holder.

However, the landlord won't put my name on the letterbox and so I will need to use "c/o" the head tenant's name. I know that I can still register with the Gemeinde, and my bank says it is ok (I just need to show them lots documentation).

However, what about everything else, does anyone have experience to share?
e.g. when goods ordering online, is it always possible to insert the "c/o" name and get deliveries?
Importantly, if I apply for a new job, would I need to put "c/o" on my CV? I'd be concerned that this looks odd to an employer.

Thanks in advance
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Old 18.06.2021, 10:15
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Hi, I'm looking to sub-let an apartment in Stadt Zurich. This will be done properly with the permission of the landlord, all contracts in place. I'm a C-permit holder.

However, the landlord won't put my name on the letterbox and so I will need to use "c/o" the head tenant's name. I know that I can still register with the Gemeinde, and my bank says it is ok (I just need to show them lots documentation).

However, what about everything else, does anyone have experience to share?
e.g. when goods ordering online, is it always possible to insert the "c/o" name and get deliveries?
Importantly, if I apply for a new job, would I need to put "c/o" on my CV? I'd be concerned that this looks odd to an employer.

Thanks in advance
Typically online address forms have a second address line where you can insert the c/o.

I don't think a c/o has a negative impact on your CV. I've hired a few people myself over the years and been supported by HR in that, and I think the address is the one thing we never ever looked at. OK, maybe the city, as that might affect their ability to commute or the need to relocate. But otherwise no.

When I applied for my first job I was still a student and had a c/o address in somebody's attic. I don't think anybody cared.
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Re: Problems using a c/o address?

Change the name plate yourself? To include both names.
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Hi, I'm looking to sub-let an apartment in Stadt Zurich. This will be done properly with the permission of the landlord, all contracts in place. I'm a C-permit holder.

However, the landlord won't put my name on the letterbox and so I will need to use "c/o" the head tenant's name. I know that I can still register with the Gemeinde, and my bank says it is ok (I just need to show them lots documentation).

However, what about everything else, does anyone have experience to share?
e.g. when goods ordering online, is it always possible to insert the "c/o" name and get deliveries?
Importantly, if I apply for a new job, would I need to put "c/o" on my CV? I'd be concerned that this looks odd to an employer.

Thanks in advance
If they won't put your name on the letterbox, it's because they probably haven't informed the regie and are doing an illegal sublet. This is likely because they are scamming you (e.g. charging illegal or excessive rent.) We fell into this trap when we first came to Switzerland. The regies in Switzerland legally have to allow sublets if presented with a reasonable contract (finite duration, not excessive rent.) so if the person says they won't allow it it's a scam. On our part the tenants were charging us double what they were paying for the sublet and living off our rent money.

The bank for us wouldn't set up accounts to a c/o address.
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