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Swiss Buyers' Info

  • Switzerland
  • France
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Can a foreigner buy a property in Zurich or Geneva?

No. Foreigners are not permitted to buy in Geneva or Zurich unless they are resident in Switzerland.
Foreigners are only permitted to buy a holiday home in the touristic areas of Switzerland, which includes most ski resorts.
Details of the federal (national), cantonal (regional) and communal (local) restrictions on property purchase by foreigners are provided in the next two FAQs. 

Information correct as of 28th May 2024. This may change as rules and regulations change often, so please contact us directly if you have any specific enquiries.