Secondary residences – Information for our clients

Legal situation after the acceptance of the secondary residence initiative (Switzerland) on the 11th of March 2012; summary record Authorised secondary residences.

The constitutional amendment which was accepted from the referendum on the 11th of March 2012 restricts the percentage of secondary residences relative to the total amount of accommodation units and the gross floor area used for residential purposes of a borough to a maximum of 20%. The region Gstaad-Saanenland already has a percentage of ca. 49% of secondary residences and therefore may not build any more secondary residences.
The secondary residences which are available for sale by our agency are still acquirable and are resaleable as such in the future due to the fact that our construction permits have been issued before the date of March 11th, and therefore are legally valid.