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Selling apartment - interested party asking for dossier?

Hello all,

We are about to leave Zurich and have put up our beautiful apartment for sale on homegate.ch. Response has been quite good so far but I've received a couple of requests for a dossier. From my knowledge and searching though the forum, a dossier is usually requested from a prospective tenant and not a home seller. Anyone knows what needs to go into a dossier from a sellers point of view and if it is absolutely necessary to one together in order to sell an apartment?

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Hello all,

We are about to leave Zurich and have put up our beautiful apartment for sale on homegate.ch. Response has been quite good so far but I've received a couple of requests for a dossier. From my knowledge and searching though the forum, a dossier is usually requested from a prospective tenant and not a home seller. Anyone knows what needs to go into a dossier from a sellers point of view and if it is absolutely necessary to one together in order to sell an apartment?

Thank you in advance!
Won't this include rules and regulations pertaining to the apartment and building, details of shared costs, building plans etc.

We had one for our last flat.
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Re: Selling apartment - interested party asking for dossier?

It sounds like you are thinking of a different type of dossier. A dossier is an document giving information about the property. In German real estate speak it's often referred to as the 'Unterlagen'.

As a prospective buyer I consider a dossier a must. IME a seller who refuses to provide a dossier is signaing that there is something to hide, and I run as fast as I can in the opposite direction. Note I said 'IME', but I have run into plenty of dodgy properties during my search, so the E bit looms large for me.

Sometimes a mortgage lender wants to see a dossier, another reason why buyers will ask for one.

Is it necessary, though? How hot is your property? If you have folks queuing to beg you to take their offer, then likely not. If not, a professional approach never hurt, and can likely help a seller.

What I expect to see in a dossier:

The usual data - date built, dates and details of major renovations, m2, m3. And of course price.

I am looking for houses, not flats, so I also want to see details of the lot, including Kataster plan, and pictures of the garden.

Looking for floor plans.

Pictures of each room. Pictures of the view, and of the outside of the building.

Looking for the entry in the Grundbuch, including any Last/Recht entries. Any other legalities (for instance, if the property is in Baurecht) should be mentioned.

For a flat, or any type of property where there is common ownership, buyers often want to know yearly fees for communal areas and property management if applicable.

Some sellers detail the bidding process.

Think like a buyer - what information would help to sell you on this property?

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Look on Homegate to get an idea, some properties include an attachment of the sales dossier.

Good luck with the sale.

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Re: Selling apartment - interested party asking for dossier?

LOL, they want a dossier of the house, not of you.
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For a flat, or any type of property where there is common ownership, buyers often want to know yearly fees for communal areas and property management if applicable.
...plus the "Erneuerungsfonds", the money set aside for major replacements of sharedly used stuff like roof, fassade or heating system. Expect it to be underfunded.
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Re: Selling apartment - interested party asking for dossier?

Dossier just means file. Or as Webster defines it "a file containing detailed records on a particular person or subject".

In case of an real estate sale the dossier should contain the detailed information about the apartment/house as meloncollie has laid out so nicely.

Examples (not all good ones ):
https://www.haag-immobilien.ch/de/pd...en_1401618.pdf
http://www.catcolor.ch/uploads/wohn-...entation_1.pdf
https://cis01.immoscout24.ch/is24med...4026594241.pdf
http://www.veragloor.ch/download.php?id=3179_37bee267
http://hutterundpartner.ch/wp-conten...olfhalden2.pdf
https://www.homedossier.ch/uploads/g...free_trial.pdf

Templates and further information:
https://www.raiffeisen.ch/casa/de/im...enverkauf.html
https://www.homegate.ch/neutral/img/...0_deutsch.docx
https://www.homedossier.ch/

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