Subletting

Cooperative living: the middle ground between owning and renting

For many people, finding an affordable rental property in mostly expensive cities and urban areas is becoming increasingly difficult. As a result, there is greater focus on properties belonging to cooperatives and charitable foundations. In particularly expensive urban areas, these can often be 20–25% cheaper. In Switzerland, there is a total of around 185,000 properties …

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 …