Legal nature and Purpose of the Law

Legal nature

  • Statutory restriction on ownership in which the current real estate owner may not sell or may sell only to certain buyers

Purpose of the Law

  • Main purpose
    • Protecting Switzerland from excessive immigration
  • Further objectives
    • Federal
      • Promoting the construction of residential property
      • Promotion of tourism / mountain regions
      • Military security (formerly)
    • Cantons
      • Business promotion
      • Spatial planning
      • Environmental protection