Permanent housing Finding a place to rent or buy

Be well prepared for the harsh reality of the Swiss real estate market.

In the larger cities in particular, vacancy rates are so low that you will end up queuing around the block with 50 other applicants.

When applying from abroad, your application might not even be considered if you don't speak one of the local Swiss languages.

You might have to compromise on your living standards or pay more than you initially intended. Fear not, there's always a silver lining.

 

Let the experts handle it for you

Carole Javet and her team of relocation consultants at Packimpex will secure the home you want anywhere in Switzerland.

You can also count on them for support with essential settling in services.

 

Relocation Guides: Housing

Step By Step: Housing

Step by Step

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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Step by Step

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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