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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
Last update: 12 August 2020. All information according to provider and subject to change ©comparis.ch AG
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If you think that you are entitled to a rent reduction, feel free to use the following draft letter. Note that all the tenants listed in the tenancy agreement need to sign it. 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.