Moving

Which belongings am I allowed to leave in the stairwell?

Stairwells supposedly provide space for things that we’d rather not keep in our apartments, such as shoes, prams and bicycles. However, by law, these can only be left in the stairwell with the landlord’s consent. Glance into any stairwell and you’ll often find some wellies and trainers piled up, paper and cardboard ready to be …

New-build delay: what should you do?

There’s nothing more annoying than a New-build delay of your new home – especially if you have already ended your old tenancy agreement. What do you do if your new home is not yet ready to move into? Construction works are delayed time and again. This might be due to poor weather conditions during construction, …

Transforming commercial property into living space

Text: Tino Büschlen It sounds so easy: Build a few walls in the empty open-plan office, install a small kitchen and the dream apartment is ready. However, in practice this endeavor turns out to be a lot more complicated. The housing situation in larger cities, such as Basel, Bern or Zurich, is often precarious. When …