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Old 28.02.2019, 23:02
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Re: LEGAL HELP: someone lives in our apartment without paying rent

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Yes, it is a right in many European cities actually. Not sure about CH, but in places like the Netherlands does it go something like this: If houses are left empty can a person decide to move in and gains the right to live there. That was introduced to counter investors buying up cities to speculate on real estate prices but not actually utilize the houses they bought.
If true, this is the stupidest way to confront such problem, by simply creating a bigger one. Why not charge real estate taxes on long-term vacant properties? That would get them moving. Actually, such tax would be great to push apartment owners to rent to minorities and foreigners that they otherwise would never rent to. (Belgium, I am looking at you)
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