Renting

Wage and Housing Costs — How High Should Rent be in Relation to Wages?

Finally, your own apartment! A dream come true, but is your apartment more expensive than you originally thought?
Before looking for your own place to live, it is important to take a close look at certain costs. Insurance, housing costs and taxes often account for the highest proportion of expenditure. What percentage of your income should the rent take up, so that at the end of the month it’s not spaghetti for dinner again?

Debt Collection Excerpt

When applying for a home, you are often asked to attach a debt collection register excerpt. With debt collection information, the landlord wants to ensure that the potential future tenant can pay the agreed rent on time.

What additional costs may the landlord charge?

Additional costs or not? Total costs for using residential and business premises result from rent and ancillary costs, the latter partly contribute significantly to the total costs. We show you which costs are allowed as so-called incidental costs and which ones your landlord has to bear.

Housing search for seniors: Over 65 difficult

How does housing search for senior citizens look today? Older people are less familiar than the younger generation with the latest digital methods. When they are looking for a new home, either voluntarily or involuntarily, their budget is usually limited. But there are solutions: In Zürich, retired real estate professionals help.

10 things to sort out quickly when moving house

Moving house is always a big deal. You lose an old home, gain a new one, and everything is a bit of a whirlwind. All the more reason to want to feel at home again as quickly as possible. Some things are best dealt with right at the beginning –  these 10 things are good …

What you should keep in mind when terminating

A change of residence is associated with a lot of effort.
Belongings must not only be packed and transported, but your place of residence must also be terminated correctly. Termination has to be carried out according to strict rules, which are defined in the OR.
Anyone wanting to avoid aggravation should be aware of the most important regulations.

Raising rents – how much is acceptable?

Once a tenant hears the bad news about an increase in the monthly rent, heated discussions often follow. Disagreements about renovations which are then used to justify an increase in rent is an issue of tenancy law which arises again and again. Here’s an overview of the ground rules to keep in mind when dealing with this complex issue.