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Offer & Completion in Verbier

Discover the Verbier property offer & completion process

About Completing on Property in Switzerland

Here's a quick run down of some of the do's and don'ts of selling a property in Switzerland, with thanks to Agence Freddy Michaud for the information.

Offer to completion process

Sale between Swiss Citizens
No permit is needed. No time limit applies.

Sale from a Swiss Citizen to a Foreigner
A property situated on the territory of the canton must have been owned for 5 years before it can be resold. A declaration of intent is signed by the potential purchaser and forwarded by the notary to the Land Registry. Following the committee meetings, the appropriate authority issues a guarantee that a unit from the quota is available. This guarantee remains valid for one month. The deed of purchase/sale must be signed before this period of one month expires.

Possession cannot be taken before the permit to purchase has been received.

Sale between Foreign Citizens
A person domiciled abroad who has acquired a holiday home more than 5 years ago (the date is determined by the date of entry of the deed in the land register) and for which a unit was granted from the quota is authorized to sell to another foreigner.

Sale by a Foreigner to a Swiss Citizen
The property must have been owned for five years before it can be resold. 

Sale of a property which is either new, or under construction, to a foreigner
A person domiciled abroad is authorized to purchase an apartment or chalet which is either new or due to be built. He must first sign a declaration of intent which is forwarded by the notary to the Land Register. 

Following the committee meetings, the appropriate authority issues a guarantee that a unit from the quota is available. This guarantee remains valid for one month. The deed of purchase/sale must be signed before this period of one month expires.

(Information from Rules on housing sales set out in the Cantonal Regulation of 21 November 2012)

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