How to rent premises?

How is the rental of premises done in Geneva?

To rent premises, a lease agreement is signed between the lessor and the lessee. This contract includes:

  • The term of the lease established by both parties: it usually lasts five years. It is renewable with an indexation beyond five years.
  • The minimum cancellation period of six months for a quarterly lease term.
  • The possibility of registering the lease in the Land Registry.
  • The possible request of guarantee: a guarantee on the rent and possibly a personal guarantee of the project owner for the new companies of capital or which do not represent all the guarantees of confidence.
  • The possibility, under certain requirements, of subletting or transferring the lease.

It is possible to obtain standard lease contracts from the Chambre Genevoise Immobilière or CGI :

  • Address : Rue de la Rôtisserie 4
  • P.O. Box: 3344 -1211 Geneva 3
  • Telephone: 022 715 02 00
  • Site Web :

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