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Barbecue etiquette for tenants

One tenants fun barbecue may result in nothing but stress for the neighbors. Let us advise you on what the law prescribes and which grills or grilling tips lead to less trouble. Image © www.deavita.com (CC BY-ND 3.0)

Saving water – doing it properly!

Up until now, Switzerland has not had to contend with a water shortage. However, the essential resource is becoming increasingly more precious. This is another reason to treat the matter with the respect it deserves. The amount consumed at home and in the garden can be reduced relatively easily. A better understanding could lead to a reduction in the amount of virtual water we consume.

Your rights: defects in new build homes

Construction defects, delays and other troubles can spoil a buyer’s anticipation of moving into a new home. Contracts and agreements are decisive factors when it comes to «defects in new build homes». But what happens when the seller of the dwelling will not agree to rectify something which was executed poorly?

Smart Living: Future barrier-free building and living

When you’re still young, healthy and active, you don’t even think about architectural barriers. Although many building aspects in your own apartment, house or in public spaces may be impractical, there are hardly any architectural barriers that cannot be overcome. However, things are different if you have a disability, or once you get old, or when you are out and about with small children.

Raising rents – how much is acceptable?

Once a tenant hears the bad news about an increase in the monthly rent, heated discussions often follow. Disagreements about renovations which are then used to justify an increase in rent is an issue of tenancy law which arises again and again. Here’s an overview of the ground rules to keep in mind when dealing with this complex issue.