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Laws for Landlords

Can someone point me at any laws (applicable to Valais preferably with an English or French translation) relating to the laws governing landlords please?

I will be renting out several properties and want to make sure that I do my due diligence, and don't fall foul of the law.

Thanks a lot
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Re: Laws for Landlords

https://www.mietrecht.ch/index.php?id=14
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Re: Laws for Landlords

If you are indeed renting out several properties for the first time and you don't really know what you are doing, it's probably worth spending a bit of money for professional advice maybe......


If you have several properties, i guess a few hundred Swiss franks either way won't rock the boat too much and it's almost guaranteed to give you a good payback.
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Can someone point me at any laws (applicable to Valais preferably with an English or French translation) relating to the laws governing landlords please?

I will be renting out several properties and want to make sure that I do my due diligence, and don't fall foul of the law.

Thanks a lot
Several properties??


I am a former landlady/janitor of an appt block. which belonged to my ex-hubby's family. So I do have a clue what it entails, to look mostly by yourself after it.

Regardless if it is flats or chalets that you want to rent out.

I think it wouldn't be too bad an idea to consider to engage an agency, because looking after tenants is one thing ..... but there are also such things like tax forms as a landlord, the annual charges/Nebenkosten account and bill (heating etc) , if tenants don't behave etc you have to see to calm the chopped seas, then on moving in/moving out all the hassle in case of damages,organising handy men when something is broken, when tenants move you have to look for new ones and show them the property and so on and so forth.

It really IS very time consuming and a lot of hassle at times. So why not look around for offers from smaller angencies in your area.

Other than that...

www.hev-schweiz.ch , the swiss home owners association might also be a good idea to join.
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Re: Laws for Landlords

There is the "Hauseigentümerverband Schweiz, short HEV". They sell you any type of form you need (rental contracts etc.) - you buy once and copy before using it

For some reason their site is not available in French (yet for example they offer the rental form for Valais here).

They do have a department in Oberwallis though (site also in German, LOL). They are bound to speak French/have all the forms in French. If you scroll down on that site I linked, you find the contact infos.

May even be worth considering becoming a member if you have several properties you want to rent out on regular basis.
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Re: Laws for Landlords

An alternative to the HEV is casafair. This, however, seems also to be in German only.
https://casafair.ch/

Besides that, you can learn quite a lot about the law, and what tenants can reasonably expect from their landlords, from the Tenants' Association, called Mieterverband https://www.mieterverband.ch/ (in German) and ASLOCA https://www.asloca.ch/ (in French) and https://asi-infoalloggio.ch/ (Italian).

Also consider https://www.englishforum.ch/housing-...apartment.html
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Re: Laws for Landlords

The Fédération Romande Immobilière is probably the closest think to the HEV in the French speaking parts. They have a branch in Valais and everything is in French.

General site

https://www.fri.ch/

Valais branch

https://www.civ.ch/

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Re: Laws for Landlords

https://www.homegate.ch/rent/advisor/tenancy-law
Homegate on Tenancy Law

https://www.globalpropertyguide.com/...ord-and-Tenant
Global Property Guide on Landlord and Tenant
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Re: Laws for Landlords

Here is the direct link to the Valais property owners association. You should join. They will normally have one or more jurists working on staff that can help with which forms to use and why, and pointing you in the right direction generally.

https://www.civ.ch/

Here is the page with downloads and documents you can order from them.

https://www.civ.ch/commandes-et-telechargements/

You could also get a property agency to set things up for you (forms, other details such as managing the water/hot water/electricity readings etc.). They might be willing to do it for a fee.
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Re: Laws for Landlords

Googled it for you:
https://activerain.com/blogsview/181...-commandments-
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