Property in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news and talking points
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Property in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news and talking points

Stay up-to-date on the latest Swiss property news with The Local's weekly roundup.

Rent: Swiss cantons ranked from cheapest to most expensive
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Rent: Swiss cantons ranked from cheapest to most expensive

Can cross-border workers buy property in Switzerland?
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Can cross-border workers buy property in Switzerland?

Why do so many Swiss prefer to rent rather than buy their own home?
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Why do so many Swiss prefer to rent rather than buy their own home?

Property: In which Swiss cantons are homes the cheapest – and the most expensive?
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Property: In which Swiss cantons are homes the cheapest – and the most expensive?

What damage do tenants have to pay for in Switzerland?
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What damage do tenants have to pay for in Switzerland?

Buying a home in Switzerland: the insider tips you need to know
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Buying a home in Switzerland: the insider tips you need to know

Residential property prices continue to climb in Switzerland

Residential property prices continue to climb in Switzerland

How rent prices in Switzerland could fall in some parts of the country in 2020

How rent prices in Switzerland could fall in some parts of the country in 2020

Most residents in Switzerland still can’t afford to own a home, study reveals

Most residents in Switzerland still can’t afford to own a home, study reveals

Swiss daily dilemmas: Can I flush my toilet at night?

Swiss daily dilemmas: Can I flush my toilet at night?

Hundreds queue for bargain €1,000 apartment in Zurich

Hundreds queue for bargain €1,000 apartment in Zurich

Swiss village plans to sell ‘houses for one franc’

Swiss village plans to sell ‘houses for one franc’

New maps reveal where in Switzerland rent prices are highest

New maps reveal where in Switzerland rent prices are highest

Swiss property: Geneva rents rise while Zurich prices dip

Swiss property: Geneva rents rise while Zurich prices dip

Here’s how much it costs to rent in Switzerland’s biggest cities
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Here’s how much it costs to rent in Switzerland’s biggest cities

Why you may be entitled to a rent reduction in Switzerland
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Why you may be entitled to a rent reduction in Switzerland

Here is where rents are most expensive in Switzerland

Here is where rents are most expensive in Switzerland

Eight things you need to know before renting in Switzerland
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Eight things you need to know before renting in Switzerland

Swiss castle for rent: a ‘bargain’ at 8,540 francs a month

Swiss castle for rent: a ‘bargain’ at 8,540 francs a month

Zurich property prices have almost doubled since 2007

Zurich property prices have almost doubled since 2007

Swiss property scam: fake firm charges 12,000 francs for home viewing

Swiss property scam: fake firm charges 12,000 francs for home viewing

Rising rents in Zurich drive up national average

Rising rents in Zurich drive up national average

Switzerland snubs tougher rules on foreign property ownership

Switzerland snubs tougher rules on foreign property ownership

‘A lot of the Swiss rental market is about having personal connections’

‘A lot of the Swiss rental market is about having personal connections’

Here’s what annoys people about their neighbours in Switzerland

Here’s what annoys people about their neighbours in Switzerland

Swiss rental crisis: Zurich apartment owner demands 27,000-franc deposit

Swiss rental crisis: Zurich apartment owner demands 27,000-franc deposit

Top of the heap: Switzerland’s ‘richest’ places by purchasing power

Top of the heap: Switzerland’s ‘richest’ places by purchasing power

Here’s why Swiss rents are so painfully high right now

Here’s why Swiss rents are so painfully high right now

Geneva residents up in arms over rat-infested building

Geneva residents up in arms over rat-infested building

Geneva limits AirBnb rentals to 60 nights a year

Geneva limits AirBnb rentals to 60 nights a year

Study by Swiss bank UBS predicts property bubble in several major cities

Study by Swiss bank UBS predicts property bubble in several major cities

Zurich is the most expensive place to buy a home in Switzerland

Zurich is the most expensive place to buy a home in Switzerland

Survey: many potential tenants ‘lie’ to secure Swiss apartment

Survey: many potential tenants ‘lie’ to secure Swiss apartment

Report: Swiss rents set to fall in 2017

Report: Swiss rents set to fall in 2017

Zurich man told he can’t profit from subletting flat on Airbnb

Zurich man told he can’t profit from subletting flat on Airbnb

Geneva is Europe’s most expensive financial centre for renters

Geneva is Europe’s most expensive financial centre for renters

Swiss rents remain among world’s priciest… but it’s not all bad news

Swiss rents remain among world’s priciest… but it’s not all bad news

Why now’s the time to buy a home in Switzerland

Why now’s the time to buy a home in Switzerland

Set your own rent would-be tenants urged

Set your own rent would-be tenants urged

Luxury hotel conversion ‘teeters near bankruptcy’

Luxury hotel conversion ‘teeters near bankruptcy’

Luxury Swiss chalets lose out to French ones

Luxury Swiss chalets lose out to French ones

Voters back Bern region’s first high-rise

Voters back Bern region’s first high-rise

Swiss rents set to fall for first time in decade

Swiss rents set to fall for first time in decade

Stunning Swiss chateau goes under hammer

Stunning Swiss chateau goes under hammer

Buying Swiss home is ‘cheaper than renting’

Buying Swiss home is ‘cheaper than renting’

Immigration keeps Swiss housing market tight

Immigration keeps Swiss housing market tight

Quarter of residents ‘have multiple homes’

Quarter of residents ‘have multiple homes’

Genevans approve using offices for apartments

Genevans approve using offices for apartments

Tenants given right to seek rent reductions

Tenants given right to seek rent reductions

Eight reasons why buying a Swiss home is easier than you think
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Eight reasons why buying a Swiss home is easier than you think

Zurich apartments are the country’s costliest

Zurich apartments are the country’s costliest

Top tips for finding an apartment in Switzerland

Top tips for finding an apartment in Switzerland

Rental housing reference rate stays unchanged

Rental housing reference rate stays unchanged

State of Ikea founder’s home raises eyebrows

State of Ikea founder’s home raises eyebrows

Airbnb ‘takes homes off Geneva market for locals’

Airbnb ‘takes homes off Geneva market for locals’

Swiss housing vacancy rate rises: new figures

Swiss housing vacancy rate rises: new figures

Property prices plunge in Geneva region: report

Property prices plunge in Geneva region: report

‘Soft landing’ seen for Swiss property market

‘Soft landing’ seen for Swiss property market

Geneva unveils massive housing project plan

Geneva unveils massive housing project plan

Zurich expats see ‘drop in subsidized housing’

Zurich expats see ‘drop in subsidized housing’

Bern moves again to cool hot property market

Bern moves again to cool hot property market

Noise looms as problem for one in five Swiss

Noise looms as problem for one in five Swiss

Swiss rental reference rate stays unchanged

Swiss rental reference rate stays unchanged

UBS warns of higher Swiss real estate risks

UBS warns of higher Swiss real estate risks

Geneva protestors seek end to housing ‘crisis’

Geneva protestors seek end to housing ‘crisis’

Late Marc Rich’s Swiss mansions for sale

Late Marc Rich’s Swiss mansions for sale

Swiss green campaigner receives death threats

Swiss green campaigner receives death threats

‘Half-room’ sublet in Geneva sparks protest

‘Half-room’ sublet in Geneva sparks protest

Swiss mortgage rates move sharply higher

Swiss mortgage rates move sharply higher

Swiss ban on toilet flushing ‘an urban myth’

Swiss ban on toilet flushing ‘an urban myth’

Expat influx continues to push up rents: report

Expat influx continues to push up rents: report

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Many Swiss ‘would sleep their way to a new flat’

How to find a Swiss home of your own

How to find a Swiss home of your own

Buyers back away from luxury apartments

Buyers back away from luxury apartments