When searching for ski properties in the Swiss Alps, you may have seen the term 'leaseback' in the description. It means that although you will own the freehold, when purchasing a new build chalet or apartment within a leasehold scheme, you then lease it back to the management company for a set number of years. This is more on the investment side of things as opposed to a lifestyle purchase, but there are quite a few benefits to buying this way…
1. Usually, leaseback properties are more affordable to purchase.
2. The management company will pay you a percentage of the rental return which is usually around X-5%
3. The Government will refund you the 20% VAT due on the purchase. (I know this applies to France but does it apply to Switzerland too?)
4. You can still use your alpine home when you like to, as long as they're not in use.
Here are some of our favourite leaseback homes for sale…
Les Rahas, Grimentz
This three-bedroom charming apartment is located in the second phase of the building Les Rahas. It offers a contemporary yet authentic feel and is located just a few steps to the ski pistes and the centre of Grimentz. They have their own leaseback company called Mrs Miggins. Read more
Chalet Touti, Les Masses
Split over three floors, Chalet Touti enjoys a quiet and peaceful location, between the chairlift of Les Masses and the gondola of the Piste de l’Ours in Veysonnaz. It was built in 2017 and is decorated with wood and stone inside to give a warm and cosy atmosphere throughout the year. Key features include four bedrooms, wrap around balcony and offers great rental potential. Read more
Chalet Bishorn, Les Masses
This charming collection of seven chalets at Le Hameau Les Rindouets are ideally located close to the ski lifts giving access to the famous ski domain of the 4 Valleys. They offer a magnificent panorama over the Dent Blanche, the Matterhorn and the Val des Dix, and benefit from traditional materials including old wood and natural stone, as well as wellness facilities and plenty of parking. They will be rented through the Rindouets rental company, but hurry, there are only three left! Read more
Polaris apartments, Zinal
The Polaris project is a magnificent alpine style residence consisting of six apartments in Zinal, which are ideally situated within walking distance to the shops and the ski slopes. Just one two-bedroom garden apartment is left for sale. Read more