Who is the Mietshäuser Syndikat?

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The Mietshäuser Syndikat is a cooperative with unsalaried management commited to the conservation and creation of inexpensive living space in north-western Switzerland.

By cooperative ownership as many houses as possible are to be taken away from speculation for good.

The principle of a residential cooperative provides many advantages for residents:

  • secure living conditions
  • inexpensive rental fees by consistent application of rent according to cost
  • the possibility to co-decide on pending renovations and investments
  • comparatively favorable financial conditions of participation for individual members

The Mietshäuser Syndikat is understood as a roof cooperative for more or less self-governing home communities.

The model of a common roof cooperative constitutes the best prerequisite for groups interested in purchasing, is tried and testet many times in Switzerland and provides:

  • autonomy for the respective home community (if so desired)
  • quick and flexible support by the cooperative (which is often crucial for the success of purchasing a house)
  • inexpensive and secure financing by the solidarity of the other home commumities who are already members of the cooperative.
  • existing contacts with financial institutions
  • access to housing promotion programs