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Becoming a landlord in Switzerland

Hello All.

I've just purchased an apartment with a view to letting it out. This is not the first time I've been a landlord, but previously it was in the UK.

Can anyone point me at Federal laws governing landlord responsibilities and rights? Preferably in French or English. If letting laws are cantonal, does anyone know where I can find the appropriate laws in Valais canton? I just want to know what kind of things I'm liable for, what I MUST do and so on (And perhaps a model contract).

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Hello All.

I've just purchased an apartment with a view to letting it out. This is not the first time I've been a landlord, but previously it was in the UK.

Can anyone point me at Federal laws governing landlord responsibilities and rights? Preferably in French or English. If letting laws are cantonal, does anyone know where I can find the appropriate laws in Valais canton? I just want to know what kind of things I'm liable for, what I MUST do and so on (And perhaps a model contract).

Thanks in advance.


You can check here: https://www.hev-schweiz.ch/
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Hello All.

I've just purchased an apartment with a view to letting it out. This is not the first time I've been a landlord, but previously it was in the UK.

Can anyone point me at Federal laws governing landlord responsibilities and rights? Preferably in French or English. If letting laws are cantonal, does anyone know where I can find the appropriate laws in Valais canton? I just want to know what kind of things I'm liable for, what I MUST do and so on (And perhaps a model contract).

Thanks in advance.

Hi there. I dont have any documents at hand, but there probably is an Association des Proprietaires in Valais (its the case in Geneva at least), and usually they have usuful documents for landlords.
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Re: Becoming a landlord in Switzerland

You can also learn a lot from the tenants' associations, since they document what the tenants' minimum rights are.
Here, in French, https://www.asloca.ch/vaud/ and
in German, https://www.mieterverband.ch/.

And here's another home owner's association, in addtion to the HEV linked to by roegner, above.
https://casafair.ch/
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You guys are real gems. Thank you.
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Hi there. I dont have any documents at hand, but there probably is an Association des Proprietaires in Valais (its the case in Geneva at least), and usually they have usuful documents for landlords.
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You've managed to help me find the Valais association. https://www.civ.ch/
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