In recent years, Swiss laws on restrictions on the acquisition of real estate by foreigners and foreign companies have become much more flexible.
No permit or authorisation is required for the acquisition of business premises, nor is it required for the acquisition of land not intended for the construction, sale and/or rental of housing.
In the following cases no permission or authorisation is required:
Purchase by EU/EFTA nationals resident in Switzerland and holding a C or B permit - EU/EFTA
Purchase by non-EU/EFTA nationals resident in Switzerland and holding a C or B permit
Acquisition of a secondary residence by cross-border commuters from EU or EFTA states (holders of a G-EU/EFTA permit) if the property is located in the area of their place of work.
No permission or approval required for :
EU/EFTA nationals with a C or B permit- EU/EFTA.
Cross-border commuters from EU or EFTA countries (holders of a G-EU/EFTA permit) and EU/EFTA nationals with a temporary residence permit (L permit), if the property is located in the area of their place of work.
The purchase of a holiday home is subject to approval and quotas in the following cases:
Non-EU/EFTA nationals resident in Switzerland who hold a B permit.
Non-EU/EFTA nationals with an L permit, border residents.
Non-Swiss nationals not resident in Switzerland.
UNDEVELOPED RESIDENTIAL LAND AND INVESTMENT PROPERTIES
Only foreigners with a settlement permit (C permit) and EU/EFTA nationals with a B permit are entitled to acquire building land.