Terms & conditions
Subject of the contract
1.1 The apartments may only be used for private purposes. Commercial use is not permitted or requires the express written consent of the landlord.
1.2 The landlord is entitled to terminate the contract immediately if the following cases occur:
• The breach of the alleged maximum number of people on the contract
• Keeping any pets without the landlord's consent
• Smoking in the apartment
1.3 In the event of any bottlenecks, the landlord is entitled to assign the tenant a different property than the booking mentioned on the cover sheet of the rental agreement, but with the same size (number of rooms), the same quality and, if possible, in the same building.
2. Duration of rental contract / payment / cancellation / termination
2.1 The rent is to be paid monthly, in advance on the 1st of each month. The first rent and the deposit are to be paid within 15 days after the conclusion of the rental contract, unless the rental relationship begins before this period expires. If the tenancy begins earlier, the rent and the deposit must be paid before the rental property is handed over.
2.2 A cancellation must always be communicated in writing. (letter or email).
Cancellation up to 30 days before the start of the rental is free of charge.
The tenant can withdraw from the contract up to 10 days before the start of the rental period. In this case, a contractual penalty of 50% of a month's rent is due. If the rental period is less than one month, the contractual penalty is 50% of the agreed rent.
If the tenant withdraws from the contract 10 days before the start of the rental period or later, a contractual penalty in the amount of a full month's rent is owed. If the rental period is less than one month, the contractual penalty is 100% of the agreed rent.
2.3 If the tenant is in arrears with paying the rent or other costs, the landlord is entitled to immediately replace the cylinder and the key for the apartment and to remove the tenant's belongings from the apartment at the tenant's expense.
2.4 Tenant and landlord must give notice in writing by registered letter. The landlord must also use the official termination form. Excluded are fixed-term leases that end at the time agreed by the parties without notice. The renewal of a lease requires a new contract.
2.5 Upon conclusion of the contract, the tenant agrees to the landlord offsetting any arrears of payment, costs or damage to the furniture directly with the rental deposit.
3. Handover / condition / defects
3.1 The handover takes place on the date of the start of the rental at the time agreed by the parties. If the start of the rental period falls on a weekend or public holiday, the handover will be postponed to the following working day or a self-check-in will be taking place. Should the tenant wish to do the handover at a later date, there will be no entitlement to a rent reduction. The apartment and the apartment furnishings are handed over in a usable and cleaned condition. There is no entitlement to the apartment and its furnishings being new.
3.2 A handover protocol on the condition of the apartment and furnishings is issued and signed by both parties. Any deficiencies will be remedied immediately. If defects occur later, they must be reported immediately by the tenant and taken care of by the landlord within a reasonable period of time. The tenant is liable for consequential damage.
4. Return of property
The return takes place on the last day of the agreed rental period, at the time of day agreed by the parties. If this day falls on a weekend or public holiday, the property will be checked on the last business day before by the two parties (tenant and landlord). If the return takes place before the end of the agreed rental period, the tenant is not entitled to a rent refund. After returning the keys, the tenant automatically waives the right to use the apartment. The property (including the facilities and furniture) must be returned completely and properly cleaned, unless final cleaning by the landlord has been contractually agreed. The tenant will be liable for any delays in returning the rental property and the financial consequences. The costs will be charged to the tenant or deducted directly from any deposit paid.
5. Landlord’s right of access
The landlord and his assistants are entitled to enter the apartment for viewings, repairs and maintenance work from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or on Saturday, from 8:00 a.m until 12:00 p.m. In case of emergencies outside of these times, the access is granted as well. The landlord or his assistant has to announce this to the tenant orally or in writing, normally 24 hours in advance. In an emergency, there is no obligation to notify. The tenant agrees that the landlord has a spare key to the rental property. The landlord ensures that the privacy of the tenant is not violated. If access is denied without a valid reason or despite prior notification, compensation can be demanded.
6 final settlement / repayment of the deposit
6.1 The final statement will be made no later than three months after the end of the rental period.
6.2 The deposit is to be paid within the same period, unless the landlord has claimed it for the tenant’s liabilities. Any defects or arrears will be deducted directly from the deposit.
6.3 The tenant agrees to inform the landlord in writing of his address for the delivery of the final statement and his bank details after moving out.
6.4 The deposit will be repaid without interest.
7. Law and Jurisdiction
The rental agreement is governed by Swiss Law. The place of jurisdiction will be Zürich.