Permanent housing Finding a place to rent or buy

Figure out where to look for rental properties, how to apply, how to avoid pitfalls and how to understand the lease contract. Over 95% of Switzerland's rental market is run by real-estate agencies who work for the landlords.

Relocation Guides: Housing

Step By Step: Housing

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Sourcing a rental property

Hello Switzerland Step By Step guide to looking for rental property, how to apply, avoid pitfalls and understand the lease contract.

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Securing a rental property

Guide to reviewing and accepting your lease, signing the contract and making the necessary payments and arrangements.

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Third party liability & household contents insurance

Step guide to this insurance policy which is almost always required before you are able to rent a house or apartment in Switzerland.

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Taking over a rental property

Step guide to taking over a rental property, including the rigorous handover, rental contract, and other legally binding documentation.

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Connect your utilities

Step guide to ensuring all utilities and connections are operational on your arrival. Start early!

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