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Turned down due to not having Work Permit C or being Swiss national

Hi,

Wonder if you can advise whether this is normal in Zurich or Switzerland.

After applying to rent an apartment, and my application having been submitted to the 'Managing Agent'. I was informed that I have not been accepted (nor the other applicant), due to not having a C Permit or a Swiss Passport.

I was wondering whether this a normal situation in Switzerland, and whether it is legal to reject an applicant on these grounds? (I have just started working for a large multinational on a full-time Swiss Contract, with a Work Permit B).

Thank you for your advice.

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