Which houseplant is the right one for me?

Houseplants are a popular interior design accessory and offer an easy way to freshen up the atmosphere of a kitchen, office or living room. There are plenty of different types on offer, whether you’re a fan of tropical flowers or shiny green leaves, or are just looking for something that’s easy to care for, even …

Verbal rental agreements – what to watch out for

Even though most of us are highly particular when it comes to signing a rental contract for a new apartment, some tenancies are still arranged on the basis of a verbal agreement. Here’s what you need to be aware of when it comes to verbal rental agreements. The Swiss Code of Obligations does not stipulate …

Subletting apartments: is it permitted?

As a general rule, all tenants have the right to sublet their apartment, either partially or in full. However, by law, landlords must consent to the sublet in advance. Landlords may only refuse permission to sublet in certain specific circumstances. We explain the key points you should know about subletting.   Temporarily moving to a …

Sustainable living – the easy way

The more greenhouse gases emit into our atmosphere, the warmer the Earth becomes. This is not a novel insight; the issue is brought up every day in print and online media. But how does our lifestyle influence these harmful emissions? How can each one of us reduce CO2, methane and nitrous oxide emissions and live …

How to remove stubborn limescale stains

Limescale stains do not look pretty and damage taps, sinks and shower walls. This post tells you everything you need to know about removing limescale. As the years go by, limescale builds up on baths, fittings and tiles. Limescale on shower walls in particular is almost impossible to remove. You can keep scrubbing and scrubbing …

New-build delay: what should you do?

There’s nothing more annoying than a New-build delay of your new home – especially if you have already ended your old tenancy agreement. What do you do if your new home is not yet ready to move into? Construction works are delayed time and again. This might be due to poor weather conditions during construction, …

Residence for Seniors or a Nursing Home? Tips

There are senior-living facilities with character and senior residences like the Tertianum in Meilen, which are as luxurious as grand hotels. If you are looking for the optimal retirement home, you should know yourself and know more about prices and services.