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So many homes to occupy tourists

The Trend shows up: In Zurich increasingly furnished apartments are rented to tourists and business people, the new Figures show. It was in Zurich at the end of September 2017 2760 apartment apartments, so this year there were 3270, such as statistics city of Zurich tells today is Tuesday. This corresponds to 1.4 percent of the total housing stock of the city. The number is thus increased within two years by almost 20 percent.

According to the latest surveys, there are, in particular, in the city center of well-developed locations with a concentration. So are rented according to statistics, in the University district and in the City ten per cent of all dwellings as Apartments. In the regions of Seefeld, Mühlebach, Expectant and Hard, as well as in the langstrasse or in Alt-Wiedikon Apartments make up three to five per cent of all dwellings.

Europa Allee brings Apartments in district 4

Also in Seebach, a good two percent of the dwellings are Apartments, what Build Urs Rey, a research assistant and Live of the city of Zurich statistic office, justified by the proximity to the airport and business customers in the municipality brings. "In the langstrasse quarter, the number of Apartments has increased, particularly in the real estate of the Europe Avenue. The long road itself, there are now apartment houses," says Rey.

In 1170, the registered Apartments of Zurich are logged in persons. They apply, therefore, as a first-housing – i.e. housing, in which at least one in the city of Zurich established a Person lives. The remainder are considered to be second homes.

a Maximum of two rooms

the Apartments are furnished apartments, which is managed in a professional and only for a short time to be rented. "We are not talking here of family homes, but apartments, mostly one to two rooms," says Rey. It is, however, that the relevant provider to convert larger homes into multiple Apartments.

"The apartment number will eventually reach a natural limit, if the load decreases, and the profitability is declining."

Urs Rey,
statistics city of Zurich

In Zurich have specialized in a variety of commercial providers on the management of these often well-equipped apartments, where additional services such as cleaning, Laundry and Concierge service are offered. Their target group companies, the staff must, in the short and in the medium term to bring under the are mostly, and sometimes the offers are also directed at tourists.

Currently there is obviously still a need for further services of this kind, says Rey. "I think, however, that the apartment number eventually comes to a natural limit, if the load decreases, and the profitability is declining."

An indication that the Trend might actually be broken soon, is Avenue the closure of the residence Gustav in Europe. Since the demand for housing with comprehensive services have been proven benefits of a Central location as a low-going operation of the Apartment on 30. September 2020 and the management of the property back to the owner of SBB pass, the di Gallo group recently, which has operated the Gustav.

Controversial development

business apartments are left to politicians for a long time a thorn in the eye, because they are treated in the construction, such as ordinary dwellings. This rule destroy housing for the residents of Zurich, is your criticism. AL-Council Niklaus Scherr requested already in 2009, in a Motion, that second homes, hotel uses and business apartments may not be the residential share of attributed. For the Europe Allee, this would mean, for example, that instead of the 170 rooms of this 25-Hours-Hotel apartments would be created.

The city Council countered that the implementation of the Motion would damage tourism and the economy had to rely on second homes. Whether the municipal Council to Niklaus Scherrs keeps in Motion, is still open. The competent Commission does not advise the business in conclusion.

New Figures on second homes in Zurich

in addition to the surveys on the number of apartments statistics city of Zurich has today, Tuesday, the data on second homes published. Accordingly, the proportion of second homes in the total housing of the city at the end of September 2019 at 3.3 percent. This corresponds to a decline of 550 units compared to the previous year. The statisticians assume that the second apartment number in the medium term will stabilize at around 7000.

The second home share of neighbourhoods in the Old town, on the largest. The highest is the Lindenhof, with 18.8 percent, and the high school district with 17.5 percent. In the Seefeld district, on the cross street and the district, as well as in the Close of the second flat portion is about 6 percent, in Fluntern, Hottingen, Hirslanden as well as the Escher-Wyss-Platz and in Alt-Wiedikon at around 5 percent. An estimated 5350 7450 second homes to be used for private purposes.

Created: 12.11.2019, 10:42 PM

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