You didn't manage to get your dream flat? Don't worry, ask Ron. I'm sure these tips will help you to secure a flat of your dreams.
1. How to deal with the agency
Most flats are rented out through an agency. Some are very nice and some not so much. Well, i cannot change that but what do they want? I talked to one of the large agencies to find out. Here you'll find the interview and all the answers.
In short: Be fast, hand in a complete application. And be fast!
• Comparis searches all large housing platforms and offers a good overview. According to their grading system, you'll also see if you get good value for the money (even though some of the grades are ok, generally you won't really get enough value for the high rents in Zurich, i'm afraid).
• Act as fast as possible: Hand in your application the next day, respond immediately if the agency needs to know anything....
• Include a personal letter, why you love (yes, love!!!) this flat and why you need to live there. Sometimes, this helps. Key words: Long term, quite, clean.
• After you've sent in your application, call them a few days later, if you haven't heard anything, to find out if they have everything they need.
• It's standard today that you have to state references (usually your employer). Let your references know, and also ask them to respond immediately. Like right away. Fast... yes, it's a race to find a flat here.
I'm currently redecorating my apartment and have been looking for unique furniture and pieces to make the «Ron Cave» my own. Fortunately Switzerland has tons of «Brockenhäuser», second hand shops where old furniture and beautiful
2. Gotta Matcha?
Ok, admittedly, the chocolate cake i wrote about a few weeks ago was rather rich and decadent. So this week i have come up with a healthier, but no less tasty dessert alternative. A super creamy cheesecake that doesn't need to be
3. Sharing Is Caring
Shared living is all the rage andin a country where making friends is difficult and is renowned for it’s reserved population, it’s a great way of developing relationships and a sense of community. At the forefront of this concept is
1. Nature Photography
Images far from urban life
2. Russischer Transport
Welches russische Transportmittel würdet Ihr wählen: Gagarins Rakete "Wostok", den Bio-Lada oder das Dnepr Seitenwagengespann?
3. Pictures around the world
Show me your favorite pictures from the world, do not forget to mark them on the map!
1. A different perspective on breakfast
This is the shopping list that my flatmate Luki wrote on a post-it yesterday, which looks much the same as the lists of many other millenials. It took him three minutes to walk to the nearest shop, where he filled his basket,
1. Casa nostrana
Albisstrasse 25, 8038 Zürich
2. Lucky Dumpling: Authentic Chinese
6 years ago we welcomed 'Dini Mueter' to the Langstrasse. This summer, the bar and restaurant underwent a refurbishment and just reopened its doors with a new concept and a new name. Well, actually the new name is also the concept: Lucky
3. Ooki: All the way from Tokyo
Whenever a new Japanese restaurant opens somewhere, you can be sure that I’m not far behind. This new locale is called Ooki and serves gyoza, ramen, tempura, udon, Japanese curries and sake. The interior is very authentic, the
A while ago I saw the start of a discussion about fertility treatment in switzerland and how it compares to other countries. however, i cannot find that thread anymore so i thought i'll just ask again about different expriences.I know that the laws differ from one place to anotherand i assume the price too. a good friend of mine just tried her luck three times here in zurich and was now told that her chances had been better if she'd done it in spain or uk. does anyone know anything about this or has some advice?