How to read our accommodation list - translation
Example of list of rooms
Example of list of studios and appartments
Offres de logement au 19.07.2013 = date of the current list
Catégories = categories (see bellow)
Contact = Contact, phone number, e-mail to contact the person in charge
Natel = Cellular / mobile phone number
Tél privé = Home phone number
Tél prof. = Office phone number
Loyer = Rent
Nb pièces = Number of rooms
Convient pour une étudiante : Only for female student
Convient pour un étudiant : Only for male student
Meublé oui-non = Furnished, yes or no
Salle de bain partagée = Shared bathroom
Salle de bain individuelle = Private bathroom
Cuisine partagée = Shared kitchen
Cuisine individuelle = Private kitchen
Particularités = Characteristics
Balcon = Balcony
Tranquillité = Quiet
Parking = Car park
Bus, metro (M1) = Public transportation
Appartement => Flats
Almost all available flats are managed by house-letting agents, so you should start your search by contacting them (List of letting agents). We must draw your attention to the fact that you may be asked to deposit up to 3 months rent in advance as a guarantee. Flats cannot be rented for 6 months or less; letting leases are usually for a minimum of one year.
As there is an acute shortage of flats to rent in the Lausanne region, agents tend to give families the priority when letting "big" flats. People living abroad who try to rent a flat will face the added difficulty of finding a guarantor who already lives in Switzerland.
Studios => Studios
The situation regarding studios is very similar to what described above for flats. However, there is a wider choice of privately owned studios, which can simplify the procedure. Although it is difficult to rent a studio for less than one year, a 6-month lease is occasionally possible.
Chambre dépendante => Rooms
These are study-bedrooms, usually furnished, in a privately owned house or flat. The house-holder may ask for 1 or 2 months rent in advance as a guarantee. On average rooms cost SFrs. 550.- to 650.- per month.
Chambre indépendante => Independent rooms
These are study-bedrooms, usually furnished, in a privately owned house or flat, but with their own separate entrance. The house-holder may ask for 1 or 2 months rent in advance as a guarantee.
Appartement à partager => Flat-sharing
A student rents a room in a flat shared with other student tenants. Bathroom and kitchen facilities, and service charges are shared among the tenants. The landlord/landlady may ask for 1 or 2 months rent in advance as a guarantee.
If you are planning to stay in Lausanne for a limited time (less than 1 year) we strongly advise you to rent a room or share a flat.
Should you have further questions do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail:
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number : + 41 21 692 21 10