Rent reduction 2018


Rent reductions are based on the reference interest rate for mortgages, which is published quarterly by the Federal Housing Office. 

Calculate your new rent using the rent calculator. Please keep in mind the possible adjustments your landlord could take into account. If you are entitled to a rent reduction, feel free to use the draft letter to request a rent reduction.

Calculate the approximate adjustment of your net rent

1.5 %

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You can find your specific reference interest rate in your rental contract or, in case the rent has already been adjusted, in the corresponding letter from the landlord.

You can find your specific reference interest rate in your rental contract or, in case the rent has already been adjusted, in the corresponding letter from the landlord.

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Last update: 21 June 2018. All information according to provider and subject to change ©comparis.ch AG

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Interest rate 2017


If the landlord adjusts the rent following the change in the reference interest rate, he is entitled to make an allowance for a part of the inflation (at most 40 per cent). The Rent Calculator does not reflect this option. In addition, the landlord may take into account the general cost increase. However, the latter has to be proven. As a general rule, the cost increase should not exceed 0.5 percent per year. Furthermore, the landlord may adjust the rent to the rent standards typical for the neighbourhood.

Find out about the rent standards in your neighbourhood: price development for flats and houses by comparis.ch.


If you think that you are entitled to a rent reduction, feel free to use the following draft letter. Send it as a registered letter to the landlord and keep a copy of it. If the landlord does not respond to your letter within 30 days, you need to contact the cantonal Conciliation Board for Tenancy Matters within 60 days of sending the letter.

Download draft letter