The law on demolitions, conversions and renovations of residential houses, the infamous LDTR, applies in the event of important works in the Canton’s rental properties.

The LDTR also applies in the event of the sale of a previously rented apartment.

Maître Andreas Fabjan is an Associate Judge at the Administrative Court of First Instance (LDTR section).

Here are some examples of cases in which we have advised and represented clients:

  • Advising on renovating a rental property and getting subsidies for the renovation and for energy saving work.
  • Appealing against a decision to subject maintenance works to the LDTR.
  • Advising an owner who has carried out construction works subject to the LDTR without authorisation.
  • Advising a contracting authority in connection with a heightening project to create apartments for sale.
  • Advising with regard to dividing the shares of a real estate company to anticipate the difficulties related to an inheritance.
  • Appealing against the refusal of the Department to authorise the sale of an apartment to the tenant already in place.
  • Advising with regard to selling a previously rented apartment.
  • Assisting an owner to draft a request for the alienation of an apartment.
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