Where to look ?
- "Immobilier" supplement in Tribune de Genève (Tuesdays)
- "GHI" (Wednesdays)
- "022" and "Tout l'immobilier" (Mondays)
International civil servants
Employees of international organizations, permanent missions, general consulates, non-governmental organizations (NGO), associations, foundations, or international sport federations can contact:
International Geneva welcome center (CAGI)
route de Ferney 106, 1202 Genève
Tél. 022 546 14 17
- Université de Genève (bureau des logements)
rue des Battoirs 7 - 1205 Genève
Tél. 022 379 77 20
- Coopérative de logement pour personnes en formation (CIGUE)
Necessary documents to obtain accomodation
Official certificate of residence / Attestation de résidence, to be obtained at Office cantonal de la population et des migrations
Certificate of non-pursuit / Extrait du registre des poursuites, to be obtained at Office des poursuites
Liability insurance / Assurance responsabilité civile - Home-contents insurance / Assurance ménage, to be subscribed with an insurance company.
Pratical issues and relations with neighbours
Generally, water and heating are included in the rent. Gas and electricity are directly paid by the tenant to:
- Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) - 0844 800 802 - www.sig-ge.ch/particuliers
In Switzerland, you must sort your recyclable waste (paper, glass, PET bottles, compostable organic waste, used batteries, aluminium, tin, etc.) from non-recyclable household waste. Your building caretaker (concierge) or real estate agent will indicate where to put your waste (containers inside your building or outside in your neighbourhood). You can contact the "service voirie" of your municipality to dispose of bulky items.
In Switzerland, you must pay for using television and radio. This tax is mandatory and independent of the possession of radio or television receivers. Each private household pays an annual fee of 365 francs. The billing information is based on the cantonal register of the population.
You must report to SERAFE AG - Organe suisse de perception de la redevance de radio-télévision
In case of need, for any breakdown or problem concerning the building, the laundry room, household waste, or other issues, please contact your caretaker or Régie.
In the event of conflict with your caretaker or your neighbours, you can contact :