We have rather strange situation when renting/moving into new flat and need your opinion/advice.
Our new flat rent contract is valid from 1st of November which is Monday. But we would like to move in few days earlier over the weekend, especially knowing that previous renters are out by mid October despite paying rent till end of the month.
Since previous 5 members family lived there for 14 years we suspect that flat might need some cosmetic painting or so, thus we are asking them if tri-party “takover/ubergabe” with renting company could be arranged even earlier (lets say week before) to avoid painting/repairs happening on the day of moving.
However, for all this previous tenant is requesting to pay 1 week rent. This wouldn’t break our bank, but we are not moving in a week earlier either, so it becomes question of principles. Especially, when we are trying to be flexible for the renter who takes over our flat without any conditions.
Moreover, we discovered that previous family agreed biparty “ubergabe” with only renting company mid October already and seems is just playing games with us trying to recuperate some of their double rent costs.
I understand that Swiss laws have this cleared and “ubergabe” has to be done up 12:00 on the first day when new contract becomes valid. But do people always follow this up to the last letter? What are the general moving traditions, society rules or Swiss customs in this regard?
Just trying to be friendly expat and respect country rules and customs, but this sounds bit over the border. Or am I wrong and generalize this too quickly to country level when dealing with one atypical person?