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General Terms and Conditions

1. Who can rent

Our studentlodge sites Tscharnergut, Bümpliz Nord, WankdorfCity and Bern-Bolligen provide rental property at reasonable conditions to Swiss and international students. Accommodation is offered to enrolled students at universities or colleges of higher education or apprentices and trainees on job-training. Student immatriculation or employer confirmation is required. Exceptations possible.(monthly earning max. CHF 3'500.00)

2. Rental agreement

2.1. Rent - notice terms

Semester agreement type A
Semester start only, 1st of February and 1st of September

Duration and notice terms
a) fixed-term, 31st of January and 31st of July, no notice required, ends with expiration agreement
b) flexible-term, 30 days notice required, 31st of January and 31st of July only

Flexible agreement type B
Very flexible start monthly, begin on the 1st or the 16th, rent short-term or long-term

Duration and notice terms
a) fixed-term, no notice required, ends with expiration agreement
b) flexible-term, 30 days notice required, end of any month

2.2. Deposit

CHF 600.00 (single room), CHF 800.00 (Studio) are due 5 days after reservation at the latest, in case of non-payment the reservation will be cancelled.

2.3. Tenant franc

The tenant franc - introduced as of April 2019 - will be charged with CHF 2 per tenant and month. It is for for any defects and damages caused by unknown.

2.4. Duty of payment of rent

Rent is to be paid in advance on the 1st of every month.

2.5. Payment

Bank and debit cards are accepted for all payments of CHF 100 or more.

2.6. Delay of payment

Delayed payment of rent will provoke a reminder. Additional legal action remains reserved. According to article 257d of Swiss Code of Obligations OR the rental agreement can furthermore be cancelled within the 30 days of non fulfillment of the payment owed. Any reminder is charged with a handling fee of CHF 50.00.

2.7. Payment charges

Payment charges go to 100% to tenant.

2.8. Cancellation

In case of cancellation of a signes rental agreement charges will be applied.

Cancellation up to one month prior: whole amount of deposit

Cancellation of one to three months prior: CHF 250.00

Cancellation of three months or longer: CHF 100.00

Not signed agreements 15 days after receipt are cancelled.

2.9. Premature cancellation of agreement

For not respecting delays or premature cancellation the following procedure will be applied. 
Tenant is responsible and reliable for duties of agreement to due date of the agreement. Handling fee of CHF 150 will be charged a new tenant provided by tenant.

Not following house rules will have a warning and a notice to university or employer as consequence.
Violation will be prosecuted and lead to an immediate cancellation of the agreement without notice. Tenant will be made responsible and liable for any inconvenience and loss of rent to any new agreement or the end of agreement.

3. Tenant Duties and responsabilities

Check house rules and Swiss Code, tenancy law.

4. Citizens' Registry Office and registration

Tenant is required to get informed about registration upon the citizens' registry office. 
Swiss citizens are required to register at the registry office within 14 days. Foreign tenant with a tenant agreement of 90 days or more is required to register.,

5. Amendments to terms and conditions

Changes to terms and conditions are possible anytime and are done without further notice.
When published on changes are effective.

6. Studentlodge offices are closed on weekends and public holidays.

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Edition june 2020

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