Whether you seek a single room studio or a luxury apartment, SIEPS will address your requirements and help you to find housing & accommodation in Switzerland. SIEPS offers a large array of housing services as described in more detail under the headings below.Finding housing in Switzerland is not as simple as it seems. The saturated Swiss rental markets, the language barrier, the housing search (time consuming), the endless visits, and then the question of financial guarantees. SIEPS handles the whole process for you! Furthermore, SIEPS will provide personal and corporate financial guarantees for your housing so you can move in immediately!Entering a rental agreement in Switzerland usually requires a 3 months in advance paid deposit equal to the amount required for 3 months of rent. Additionally, the rent for the first month of occupancy is payable in advance. A furnished studio apartment with kitchen and bathroom facilities typically rents starts from CHF1000.- per month.
This service consists of the following options: •Sending you, by email, housing proposals in terms of your requirements.•Checking the availability of the housing options which you might have selected from our website.•Making the appointments for you to visit the housing which you have selected. •Accompanying you to visit the housing.
SIEPS as Guarantor
Important information for non-Swiss studentsEstate agencies require a guarantor in Switzerland in addition to a rent deposit. This is a person domiciled in Switzerland, who by his signature guarantees payment of rent. In case of non-payment, the estate agency will turn against that person to get the non-rent set.SIEPS will serve as Guarantor. This service is for students who cannot obtain housing in their own name or their parents’ name and who need a guarantor. SIEPS will provide corporate and personal financial guarantees. In this capacity SIEPS will attend to the following requirements: •Compiling the application(s) to rent the housing of your choice.•Pay monthly rent and charges (and other bills if required).•Draw up payment schedules and to provide photocopies of the pertaining vouchers. •Manage any issue relating to your housing.•Attend to the apartment hand-over meetings: when you enter and when you leave.Entry meeting:to note down the condition in which the apartment ishanded over to you.Exit meeting:to determine as to whether the apartment has suffered anydeterioration beyond what could be defined as “normal wear and tear”, during your stay.WHAT ARE FINANCIAL GUARANTEES?A financial housing guarantee in Switzerland is in general a deposit of 3 months’ worth of rent, which is blocked in a trust account until the end of the rental period, therefore cannot be used to compensate for outstanding rent payments during the rental period. It is held there essentially for damage caused to the apartment during the rental period which is not covered by the tenants’ insurance. Once the tenant has left the apartment, all damage has been repaired, and rent payments are all up to date, the agency releases the entirety of the deposit back to the tenant.
When you hand back your apartment to the Real Estate agency from which it has been rented, it has to be in perfect condition. If this is not the case, the agency will appoint a company to have it professionally cleaned. SIEPS will arrange for quotations for professional cleaning of your apartment and coordinate the entire process.
Furniture moving & storage
SIEPS will obtain quotations for the moving, and, if applicable, the storage of your furniture and coordinate the entire process.
SIEPS has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate market in Switzerland. We understand our clients, their culture, preferences and requirements and we make available to them our network of partners and professionals in the real estate market in Switzerland. Our housing objects under management are selected and tailor provided to our clients’ needs. We provide you the right housing object in the right location!When we select housing options for the publishing in our Housing Database, special attention is given to satisfying the requirementsof our clients & partners. Consequently, our housing database provides available housing & accommodation options in relation to: Proximity of Schools & Universities.Proximity of public transport. Proximity of services & shopping facilities