Things are getting real; You decided to take this adventure and go work in Switzerland. Tons of practical arrangements are waiting for you, but we are guiding you step by step through all obligations and 'must-do's'.
One of them is of course finding a convenient place to stay, somewhere you feel at home to make your stay in Switzerland as enjoyable as possible. Below we are happy to discuss housing solutions for expats in Switzerland.
Buying or renting?
Most expats chose to rent a house when going abroad, since their stay is often temporary. You can find lots of temporary rental houses in Switzerland by yourself of with help of your new employer or an expat organization.
Rental prices in Switzerland are rather high, but luckily the same applies to the wages.
Are you planning on staying in Switzerland for a longer time? Then you could consider the option of buying a property, although buying a house is really expensive, depending on the region you are looking to make your home away from home. In addition it is rather challenging to buy a house in Switzerland as a foreigner, since you will need a specific residence permit (B or C permit) and it will be very difficult to qualify for a loan.
Furnishing your accommodation
Renting a house or an apartment is one thing, but furnishing it involves many additional costs. For expats, furnishing a house is expensive and not at all cost-efficient since it is only for a limited time. Furnished apartments or houses are more interesting regarding the budget and the short-term solution needed, but they are only available in the larger cities of the country and the demand for these kind of housing solutions is rather high.
That is why finding an appropriate furnished housing solution is hard for foreigners, especially before arriving. Does the furnished apartment meet the housing standards? Are they available at an affordable cost? Means fully furnished really fully equipped? All these things are difficult to rate from a distance. Luckily, Switzerland is a good place when it comes to furniture rental for expats.
Furniture rental for expats
For all reasons mentioned above, renting furniture and electronical devices is the perfect solution for expats. It allows you to choose an appartment or house that fits inside your housing budget and that meets your requirements. Besides that, it allows you to choose a furniture package that matches your style and taste and the style of your temporary home, it prevents the need of buying lots of new furniture and electronic devices to cover just a few months or years and it allows you to look for accommodations to rent that are non-furnished.
Furniture rental has some major advantages when you need to equip your temporary residence.
- It offers flexibility since short and long term renting is possible.
- Furniture packages are available in different styles. Also electronical devices are rentable.
- Renting furniture offers you the opportunity of enjoying quality products without having to spent a fortune. Next to that, it’s a sustainable solution.