Back to overview

Managing Rent Increases in Switzerland Effectively


Managing Rent Increases in Switzerland Effectively


With the recent rise in the reference interest rate to 1.75 percent, tenants in Switzerland may face potential rent increases. This 2023-specific blog post provides you with expert tips to understand your rights and effectively respond to rent increases.

Impact of the Increased Reference Interest Rate on Tenants:

The reference interest rate is a key factor in determining rental prices in Switzerland. An increase in this rate often signals landlords to raise rents. However, as an informed tenant, you can protect yourself.

Official Communication of Rent Increases:

A legally binding rent increase in Switzerland must be communicated on an official cantonal form. Ensure that you receive announcements via the correct method. Informal notifications like WhatsApp messages are not binding.

Your Response to a Rent Increase:

After receiving a rent increase notice, you have 30 days to contest it at the arbitration authority. Prompt action is crucial to represent your interests effectively.

Assessing the Fairness of a Rent Increase:

The Tenants' Association's rent calculator is an indispensable tool for verifying a rent increase. This user-friendly online tool helps you determine if a rent increase is justified. Visit Tenants' Association's Rent Calculator for a quick and accurate calculation.


As a tenant in Switzerland in 2023, you don't have to be powerless against rent increases. Utilize the rent calculator and other resources to stay informed and protect your rights. Should you have any uncertainties or questions, we recommend seeking professional assistance. Your financial well-being and satisfaction with your home are of utmost importance.

Tell a friend

By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies and to Caveo's privacy policy.