I just got confirmation from my building manager that they accepted the reduction of rent that I asked for (they answered more than two months later than my request…). My base rent goes from 1175 to 1122. This will only start at the next term of my lease, on April 1st, but this means next year, I’ll save 53 * 9 = 477 CHF.
In Switzerland, rent prices are index on a reference interest rate. When the interest goes down, you can aks for a reduction of rent. Unfortunately, this is not an automatic process, so you have to ask yourself to your house owner or building managers. On the other hand, you can be sure that if the interest rate rises, it will be an “automatic” process…
Don’t forget to check if the interest rate decreased since you signed your lease. If you haven’t asked for a reduction in many years, this could be a large reduction!
Overall, I’m still quite happy, this is more than 50 CHF per month saved next year!