Real Estate investment
We help you acquire a property:
- Rules for acquisition by foreigners
- Consulting on the Real estate taxation
- Searching for real estates
Types of acquisition:
- permanent residence
- rental investment
- commercial estates
Rules to acquire a property
Foreigner living in Switzerland who hold a B permit or a C permit can buy a real estate with the same conditions than swiss citizens.
However, you can buy a property for your personal use, subject to obtaining a special permit when the land is over 3000m2.
Foreigners who don't live in Switzerland also have the possibility to buy a real estate as a second home, but only in specific cities that agree, and under some conditions. Please contact us if you are considering buying a second home in Switzerland.
In principle, the property is taxed in the place where it is located.
We must distinguish rental income from real estate gains (added value or profit got from a sale).
Then the taxation differs according to the concerned canton. Some cantons apply a special tax (separated taxing scale), and some other cantons add the profit to your income, and then regularly taxed.
Moreover, depending on the canton, it may also depend on the nature of the property: if it is a private or a business asset.
As the taxation system is cantonal, we prefer to first analyze your investment project in details and inform you about the applicable rules.
We are used to work with many local companies, such as plumbers, electricians, painters that we can recommend for several works to be done in the property.