Responsibilities of owners, property maintenance, taxes and fees

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Property tax in Switzerland is 0,2-0,6% and is calculated from the value of invested capital. Property tax amounts to 0,3-0,5% of the appraised value of the object. Both taxes are paid once a year.

In the process of tenure also paid the costs of maintenance and management (utilities, insurance, minor repairs cost, concierge, etc.), which usually make up for the commercial real estate 15-20% of annual income (for example, rent payments). The annual cost of maintaining a home or apartment is calculated, usually at 1 m2, or based on the number of rooms. For example, for a 3-room apartments of 100 m2 the value of annual maintenance costs (utilities, insurance, minor repairs, costs, concierge, etc.) is approximately 5000 ? per year. You must be alert to the possibility that your estate will require annual costs of maintaining, regardless of how much time a year you'll use it.

Income tax in Switzerland is paid once a year and is (based on income real estate) for individuals from 17% to 42% - the higher the income, the higher the tax. In residential real estate also paid income tax, even if you do not give it for rent and not getting the actual income. The tax court calculated the income tax from the formal potential income (as if the property was leased), at an average rate of about 6% of the value of the property, which was paid upon purchase.

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