Practical Guide

  • Branded Residences

    What is a Branded Residence? While there isn’t a universally standardized industry definition, a branded residence can be broadly described as a residential property available for purchase on the open market that bears a brand association through its design and services. Branded residences offer a lifestyle characterized by carefree living, evoking a hotel-like atmosphere within […]

  • Second homes act

    The Second Homes Act, which came into force in 2016, introduced a regulation according to which no second homes can be authorised in municipalities in which the proportion of second homes exceeds 20% of the housing stock. With a few exceptions, it is no longer possible to build a holiday home or holiday apartments in […]

  • Acquisition of second homes and holiday homes by foreigners

    Legal Framework: Access to real estate in Switzerland by foreign individuals is governed by the Federal Act on the Acquisition of Real Estate by Persons Abroad, commonly referred to as the “Lex Koller,” along with its associated regulations. Notably, Swiss legislation in this domain expanded with the introduction of the Second Homes Act in 2016. […]

  • Swiss Residential Property

    Thanks to its political and economic stability, security, tax advantages and high quality of life, Switzerland is considered a “safe haven” and therefore also attracts foreign investors. Primary Residence: A foreign national resident in Switzerland can purchase a home (detached house or owner-occupied residence) at their actual place of residence without a permit. It should […]