Living in Zurich


Finding a house or an apartment

The demand for living space in the Canton of Zurich is high. As a result, the search for housing can be a bit of a challenge. Helpful links on the subject (internet gateways, current construction projects, estate agents, temporary accommodation etc.) are available from the following list: 

Acquisition of real estate by persons abroad

According to Swiss law, persons resident abroad are generally only permitted to purchase residential property and building land if prior authorisation has been obtained. This regulation particularly affects citizens of third countries and of EU and EFTA states who have no right of residence in Switzerland.