The landlord can increase your rent at any time from the nearest termination date possible. However, you must follow certain rules (you must notice, as a rule 3 months plus 10 days; you must inquire about a form approved by the township; you must justify the increase). Your landlord must provide you with a clear explanation of the increase in your rent. The justified reasons could be an increase in the reference rate, inflation, increased maintenance costs or an investment that increases the value of the property, such as the installation .B additional kitchen equipment. If you have any doubts about the fairness of the increase, you should contact your canton`s conciliation body, which can advise you and act as a coordinating body if you decide (within 30 days) to challenge the increase. Your landlord cannot terminate your lease if you choose to do so because you are protected by law. However, you must continue to pay your rent or, through the conciliation body, ask the landlord to pay the rent on bail. As a tenant, you can terminate an indeterminate tenancy agreement for a specified date, provided it complies with legal or contractual notice. When you move into your new apartment, you should always make a list of defects with your landlord. The list should be as clear and detailed as possible.
Maybe you`ll notice some problems only after you`ve moved in. Depending on the lease, you can add them to the list of defects up to 10 to 30 days after entry. Problems can also occur during your rental. You should notify your landlord immediately in writing. For aesthetic reasons, the owner is not obliged to carry out renovations: just live with scratches in the parquet and stains on the walls. The lessor is required to correct the defects within a specified time frame. If the landlord does not, the tenant can withhold the rent and ask for a rent reduction. The conciliation body and tenant associations can help. Owners must also follow certain rules if they want to terminate a lease. In principle, smoking is permitted in a rented apartment. This is even the case if the tenant, with his signature in the tenancy agreement, accepts the smoking ban.
However, you must take into account your neighbours, otherwise you may resign. Ornamental fish are allowed as long as the structure of the aquarium does not make any changes to the structure of the building. Dogs and cats are also allowed as long as there are no contrary provisions in the rental agreement. For all other animals, the owner must grant written permission. The landlord rents the rental property for rent to the tenant. The rent is usually due at the beginning of the month. Tenants also pay extra for services such as heating, hot water, etc.