What to consider when buying in Switzerland

There are restrictions on foreigners acquiring property in Switzerland, but these vary from canton to canton, so you should always seek independent local advice on the area you are interested in.

9th July, 2005

There are restrictions on foreigners acquiring property in Switzerland, but these vary from canton to canton, so you should always seek independent local advice on the area you are interested in.

Generally speaking, foreigners are permitted to buy in many areas which are considered to be tourist resorts.

A bilateral agreement between the Swiss government and the EU, which was signed in 2002, gives all financially independent EU citizens the right to obtain a five-year...

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