Legal principles

  • Federal Swiss Act of 16 December 1983 concerning the Acquisition of Real Estate by Persons Abroad (BewG; SR 211.412.41) (Bundesgesetz vom 16 Dezember 1983 über den Erwerb von Grundstücken durch Personen im Ausland (BewG; SR 211.412.41)
  • Federal Swiss Ordinance of  01 October 1984 concerning the Acquisition of Real Estate by Persons Abroad (BewV; SR 211.412.411) (Verordnung vom 01 Oktober  1984 über den Erwerb von Grundstücken durch Personen im Ausland (BewG; SR 211.412.411)
  • Cantonal provisions
  • Obligatory execution provisions concerning cantonal authorities
  • Optional statutory provisions concerning the introduction of additional cantonal grounds for permits
  • Restrictions on the acquisition of holiday homes and residential units in apartment hotels
  • Optional statutory restrictions on the acquisition of holiday homes and residential units in apartment hotels
  • Municipal provisions

In addition, in respect of second homes:

  • BV 7a (Second Home Initiative – “Zweitwohnungsinitiative”; SR 101)
  • Ordinance concerning Second Homes of 22 August 2012 (“Verordnung über Zweitwohnungen vom 22 August 2012” (SR 702)