Housing rentals in Switzerland

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Statistics on the development of available housing for rent in Switzerland over the past month

Below you can see the development of available housing for rent in Switzerland over the past month. In the first column you see the date. In the second column you see the total amount of housing for rent in Switzerland on the date. In the third column you see the amount of new housing in Switzerland that was available for rent on the date. In the fourth column you see the amount of housing in Switzerland that was rented on the date. Also see aggregate statistics on all available housing rentals in Switzerland over time, aggregate statistics on new housing rentals in Switzerland over time, aggregate statistics on rented housing in Switzerland over time

Date All housing for rent New housing for rent Rented housing
1. December 2023 8310 723 332
30. November 2023 7919 1228 448
29. November 2023 7139 796 343
28. November 2023 6686 952 344
27. November 2023 6078 489 19
26. November 2023 5608 688 721
25. November 2023 5641 899 415
24. November 2023 5157 1766 923
23. November 2023 4314 884 450
22. November 2023 3880 910 919
21. November 2023 3889 664 398
20. November 2023 3623 61 88
19. November 2023 3650 722 738
18. November 2023 3666 909 906
17. November 2023 3663 901 909
16. November 2023 3671 858 1123
15. November 2023 3936 990 1024
14. November 2023 3970 759 480
13. November 2023 3691 18 21
12. November 2023 3694 110 102
11. November 2023 3686 830 1116
10. November 2023 3972 809 785
9. November 2023 3948 877 624
8. November 2023 3695 869 860
7. November 2023 3686 666 937
6. November 2023 3957 19 17
5. November 2023 3955 535 522
4. November 2023 3942 1189 740
3. November 2023 3493 891 736
2. November 2023 3338 792 765
1. November 2023 3311 941 0

What is a housing rental?

A rental property is a dwelling that you rent instead of buying. It can be an apartment, a house, a room, or a townhouse. It is a flexible solution that allows you to live in a specific area without committing to purchasing a property.

When you rent a property, you pay a monthly rent depending on the size, location, and other factors. When renting, it's crucial to read the lease agreement thoroughly, so you know what is included in the rent and what obligations you have as a tenant.

There are many advantages to renting a property. Firstly, it can be cheaper compared to other forms of housing, meaning you can save money and spend it on other things. Secondly, it can be easier to move when you rent, as you don’t need to sell your property before moving. Thirdly, in many rental properties, you receive assistance from the landlord or the property company if there are issues with the rental, such as burst water pipes, blocked drains, etc.

All in all, renting is a good solution for those who want flexibility and do not want to commit to one place. A rental can be a cheaper solution than other forms of housing, and it is easy and flexible to move again when you rent, as you do not need to find a buyer, but simply need to terminate the lease and move to a new property when the rental period expires.

There are many different types of properties one can rent, including:

Apartment for rent in Switzerland

An apartment is a private dwelling in a multi-story building. Renting an apartment can be a good choice if you want to be close to the city, have access to public transport, and live close to other people. Read more about apartment for rent by clicking the link.

House for rent in Switzerland

A house is a building that serves as a home or residence for individuals or families, where the resident has the right to use the land on which the building is located. A house usually has an associated garden and other outdoor areas such as a driveway. Read more about house for rent by clicking the link.

Room for rent in Switzerland

A room for rent is a room that is rented out – typically as a sublet. Renting rooms is often time-limited, and one will typically sublet a room for rent for a shorter period, which can be from a few days to several months. Read more about room for rent by clicking the link.

How do you find a rental property in Switzerland?

Finding a rental property can be a time-consuming and, at times, challenging process, depending on the current housing market situation in the area you are looking in. Start by defining your needs and desires. Then, explore the market for available rental properties, for example, by searching on housing portals like Boligdeal.dk or by contacting property companies, property managers, or housing associations. Next, arrange viewings for relevant rental properties, and make an agreement with the landlord once you have found the right rental property. 

You can see a detailed description of how to find and rent your new rental property via our guides for searching for apartments for rent, searching for rooms for rent, searching for houses for rent.

Find a rental accommodation for rent in Switzerland online

The first and most important step in your search process is to gain an overview of available rental properties that suit you.  

Housingtarget.com gives you access to a wide range of available rental properties throughout Europe. Whether you are looking for a small rental, a larger rental property, an affordable rental, or a luxury rental, there are good chances to find the property you are looking for on Housingtarget.com.

You can filter your search and set up automatic search agents for housing rentals, which notify you about new rental properties that match your criteria. This saves time and allows you to quickly contact landlords who have rental properties that suit you.

Find an affordable long term rental

If you wish to find an economically affordable rental property, it's important to have as many options as possible to choose from. This is achieved by contacting various landlords of rental properties and scheduling viewings of the different available properties.

Once you have received the various landlords' price proposals, you can try to negotiate the price by presenting your own offer. By keeping several options open and contacting multiple landlords, you increase the chance of finding a landlord who is willing to match your offer.

The price you can negotiate depends a lot on supply and demand. So, by choosing an area with many available rental properties, you can increase the likelihood of finding a rental property at a favorable price.

Find a home for rent with the right size and layout

When you are looking for a new rental property, it is crucial that it can accommodate both your current and future needs. In other words, the rental property should be spacious enough for your current daily activities and plans you have for the near future. Are you expecting to expand your family, plan to live in the rental property for many years, or need space for a subtenant for a period?

The layout and floor plan of a home can significantly impact whether the property can meet your needs. Even if a rental property seems too small, optimizing the use of space through layout and good planning can often resolve this issue.

You can find inspiration for decorating your rental through these guides: Guide to furnishing your apartment, Guide to furnishing your house, and Guide to furnishing your room.

Moving into a rental home in Switzerland

Once you have found your future rental property, the next step is the move. It is essential that the moving process is well organized, and you focus on all aspects of the move.

Moving varies significantly depending on whether you are moving to a room or apartment or moving to a house. 

We have developed these guides to help you when moving into a rental property: Guide to moving into an apartment, Guide to moving into a house, and Guide to moving into a room.

Would you like to rent out a property?

If you have properties available for rent, you can find your new tenant via Housingtarget.com, one of the leading online platforms for renting out private properties in Europe. We are used by many landlords for property rentals, including property companies, housing associations, real estate agents, and administrators, etc., for renting out properties.

Housingtarget.com is visited daily by hundreds of people looking for available rental properties. When you advertise your available properties for rent on Housingtarget.com, they are exposed to a wide range of tenants, from students to families to seniors.

If you have a property for rent, you can always create an ad directly here. You can also actively search for potential tenants here. Additionally, you are more than welcome to contact us via email at [email protected] – we are ready to assist you with advice and help in creating your property ad.

We have created a guide that describes the rental process from A-Z for you: Rent out your property through 10 simple steps.

Use your common sense when looking for housing rental

When renting a property, it is crucial to check the landlord before transferring any money to them. Always get legal help to review your lease agreement before signing it. Arrange a viewing of the property, check the landlord's background, and get documentation verifying the landlord's right to rent out the property before signing anything or transferring money to the landlord. Most importantly: Use your common sense.

We have collected several tips on what to pay attention to in this guide: Check the landlord before renting a property.

Nice to know when you are searching for rental housing in Switzerland

Switzerland is a country located in between France, Italy, Austria and Germany. It’s a rather small country compared to its neighbors. It only covers around 40000 square km and has a population of  8,570,146 (2019 estimate). 

Switzerland is often referred to as the country of watches, chocolate and luxury skiing. If you look above these qualities though, Switzerland has a lot more to offer.

Switzerland is for example home to many extraordinary and ravishing landscapes. Mountains are a big part of the Swiss geographical scene, and they provide plenty of outdoor activity both in the summer and winter time. In the summer, the vigorous valleys and forests fill up with people hiking, biking and picnicking in the sunny tempered weather, whereas you’re only able to hear the whooshing noise and laughter of people skiing down the altitudes of the mountain sides. 

In the cities, Switzerland has an assemblage of small charming villages, which are all somehow always cleaned up and presentable. Most likely because of the intense recycling system enforced by the government. Because of the rich past and history, most of the cities have some sort of antique form of architecture, either in the form of a church, library or even castles. The younger swiss architecture style is more avant-garde, yet still breath-taking.

When visiting or settling in Switzerland for a while, it’s a must to go taste the chocolate. In many cities you’ll find some sort of chocolaterie, where the famous swiss chocolate in all imaginary shapes and flavors fills up the store windows and displays.

It’s no lie that Switzerland is one of the more expensive countries to settle in in Europe, in fact the most expensive. However it does make a noticeable change in everyday life. Life in Switzerland is voted as one of the highest qualities. Especially in terms of medical and nutritional health, and access to basic knowledge.

Besides the high quality of life in general, Switzerland has a load of great job and business opportunities, especially in the innovative field. The world’s leading particle physics laboratory CERN even has headquarters in Switzerland.

Switzerland was also ranked as the most innovative country in the world in The Global Innovation Index, which now is the eighth year in a row.