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Hello everyone, 


I am trying to understand the situation with housing. 


We are an unmarried couple, two students, one French, one German.


No personal revenue whatsoever.


We have two "garants" : our respective dads, who earn more than the average, respectively, in France and in Germany. So we are not Swiss, nor are our parents.


We both have Permis B, non pursuit statement, etc.


Quesiton: should we even try to get an appartment with a régie or is this a lost battle from the start ?


Thank you all,


Kate


 

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Hello everyone, 


I am trying to understand the situation with housing. 


We are an unmarried couple, two students, one French, one German.


No personal revenue whatsoever.


We have two "garants" : our respective dads, who earn more than the average, respectively, in France and in Germany. So we are not Swiss, nor are our parents.


We both have Permis B, non pursuit statement, etc.


Quesiton: should we even try to get an appartment with a régie or is this a lost battle from the start ?


Thank you all,


Kate


 


Ekaterina TsaregorodtsevaMay 17, 2020 @ 16:26
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Hi there's no harm in trying but i think it's a lost battle with regies. Students are entitled access to the affordable student housing though- check with your universities as they will explain how to apply for those. Apart from that you can look for sublets, which there are many. Another option is to look in neighboring France as the French garantor will have more weight there  - whereas here your guarantor needs to legally reside in Switzerland For it to count With a regie. The options in France are cheaper and less competitive, and the commute can be easy depending on the area you choose. 

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Hi there's no harm in trying but i think it's a lost battle with regies. Students are entitled access to the affordable student housing though- check with your universities as they will explain how to apply for those. Apart from that you can look for sublets, which there are many. Another option is to look in neighboring France as the French garantor will have more weight there  - whereas here your guarantor needs to legally reside in Switzerland For it to count With a regie. The options in France are cheaper and less competitive, and the commute can be easy depending on the area you choose. 


nhienne, May 18, 2020 @ 12:24
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Hi Ekatarina, I agree with my predecessor - it is a long battle. I heard that some people from UN with extreme revenue have problems to find a flat and move to France. But if you want to leave in Geneva, couple of ideas:


-sublets (as Nhienne said),


- if you plan to stay after studies &work in GVA, find a flat with a support of agency. You'll pay some money, but it is easier.


-it's easier to find a bigger app rather that small studio and if there are 4 of you, you'll pay really cheap (like for GVA of course)


Finally, I might have a sublet in a month around 5 min from UniMail. If it interests you, send me a pm.


 


 
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Hi Ekatarina, I agree with my predecessor - it is a long battle. I heard that some people from UN with extreme revenue have problems to find a flat and move to France. But if you want to leave in Geneva, couple of ideas:


-sublets (as Nhienne said),


- if you plan to stay after studies &work in GVA, find a flat with a support of agency. You'll pay some money, but it is easier.


-it's easier to find a bigger app rather that small studio and if there are 4 of you, you'll pay really cheap (like for GVA of course)


Finally, I might have a sublet in a month around 5 min from UniMail. If it interests you, send me a pm.


 


 
Kris R, May 20, 2020 @ 15:54
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Thank you both for your answers, this is much more helpful than many other things i've hearing from all kinds all people. Thanks again and have a good day  !

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Thank you both for your answers, this is much more helpful than many other things i've hearing from all kinds all people. Thanks again and have a good day  !


Ekaterina Tsaregorodtseva, May 28, 2020 @ 11:05
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Hi Ekatarina, I agree with my predecessor - it is a long battle. I heard that some people from UN with extreme revenue have problems to find a flat and move to France. But if you want to leave in Geneva, couple of ideas:

-sublets (as Nhienne said),

- if you plan to stay after studies &work in GVA, find a flat with a support of agency. You'll pay some money, but it is easier.

-it's easier to find a bigger app rather that small studio and if there are 4 of you, you'll pay really cheap (like for GVA of course)

Finally, I might have a sublet in a month around 5 min from UniMail. If it interests you, send me a pm.

 

 
May 20, 20 15:54

Thank you for your response.


Please could you share name of agency that can support me in finding a flat. I am moving in Genva in 2 weeks and looking for a sublet first and an apart later.


Thanks

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Thank you for your response.


Please could you share name of agency that can support me in finding a flat. I am moving in Genva in 2 weeks and looking for a sublet first and an apart later.


Thanks


Francois C, Jul 2, 2020 @ 17:40
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My wife and I were able to find a place through HomeSweetHome.ch when we moved last year while she was a student. I had income, though it was from a US source, so we didn't have any luck with a normal Regie. HomeSweetHome does furnished places that can be a bit more expensive, but it worked for us.

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My wife and I were able to find a place through HomeSweetHome.ch when we moved last year while she was a student. I had income, though it was from a US source, so we didn't have any luck with a normal Regie. HomeSweetHome does furnished places that can be a bit more expensive, but it worked for us.


Zac Nelson, Jul 2, 2020 @ 20:57
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Thank you for your response.

Please could you share name of agency that can support me in finding a flat. I am moving in Genva in 2 weeks and looking for a sublet first and an apart later.

Thanks


Jul 2, 20 17:40

You could also look at the offers in the glocals feature known as the “Classifieds” where you can also place an ad. of your own.


Hope this helps.


R.

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You could also look at the offers in the glocals feature known as the “Classifieds” where you can also place an ad. of your own.


Hope this helps.


R.


Ritchie, Jul 2, 2020 @ 21:58
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