Gregor Szyndler

How clean does your home need to be when you move out?

Should the place be spick and span or do you just need to give it a good sweep? Which repairs do you need to do and what kind of worn items should you replace? Here’s an overview. As if moving house weren’t stressful enough, at some point the landlord will make their way over to …

How much noise should children be able to make?

As if your child screaming their head off at night wasn’t enough, now your neighbours are knocking on your door to complain. How much noise should people be expected to tolerate? Read on to find out. Children are allowed to do everything that comes with being a kid: stomping around, shouting, throwing things in the …

Which hob is right for me?

Whether you’re planning a new kitchen or looking to replace an old one, it’s important to get the choice of hob right. Below, we have outlined what you need to know about electric, ceramic, induction and gas hobs. While gas hobs often come as part of a hob and oven combination, other types of hob …

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 …

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, …