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Permission to buy 2 properties under one roof

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I am buying a house in Brig area, which was build in the 70ies, it is divided in 2 separate living spaces, with kitchens. The local athoroties said I cannot buy it as I am a British citisen. Will it be enough to remove a kitchenette in the lower apartment to get a permission to buy this house as a whole? Please, help!!!
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Are you actually living in Switzerland?
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I am buying a house in Brig area, which was build in the 70ies, it is divided in 2 separate living spaces, with kitchens. The local athoroties said I cannot buy it as I am a British citisen. Will it be enough to remove a kitchenette in the lower apartment to get a permission to buy this house as a whole? Please, help!!!
You probably need at least a B permit to buy property, unless it's specifically available to foreigners.
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You probably need at least a B permit to buy property, unless it's specifically available to foreigners.
There are "rare" exceptions, look here.
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Re: Permission to buy 2 properties under one roof

Hello, thank you for your reply. We are living in London. Would like to buy a holiday home in Wallis.
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Re: Permission to buy 2 properties under one roof

did they say you couldn't buy at all, or you couldn't buy both? I'm sure it's possible in Wallis for non-residents to buy http://www.swissgetaway.com/buyers-g...in-Switzerland but

"What restrictions are there?
Foreigners as a non-Swiss family can only buy one property.
The size of the property can be of up to 200 square metres in living area. For chalets the plot area is limited to 1000 sqm. When a child of the family reaches the age of 20, they may purchase one property, having proved financial independence."
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Re: Permission to buy 2 properties under one roof

I found this in German which is quite a good description of the restrictions regarding property purchase by foreigners.
http://www.ginesta.ch/_pdf/illusionen/Illusion_No18.pdf

If your idea is to combine two apartments or two separate halves of a property into a single dwelling, then my guess is that this would have to be done before, or at the point of your purchase.
But you really need the advice of a Notar, who would anyway ultimately conduct the transaction, to see what is possible. If you are using an agent, then the agent should be able to put you in contact with an English speaking Notar.
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Are you actually living in Switzerland?
Hello
Thank you for your reply.
We do live in the UK.

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