Required form for initial rent

In some cantons, you as landlord must inform the new tenant of the previous rent on conclusion of the rental agreement.

The answer in detail

In many Swiss regions, the availability of affordable residential space is limited. In order to counter the associated trend of rental increases, some cantons (currently Fribourg, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Nidwalden, Vaud, Zug and Zurich) require landlords to communicate the previous rent on a form when concluding a new rental agreement. Find out more in our factsheet.

Important documents
Merkblatt Formularpflicht für den Anfangsmietzins