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Supervision of the real estate register system

Federal Office of Justice

Key facts

The real estate register plays an essential role in guaranteeing property ownership in Switzerland. As a state register, it records all real estate and the associated rights and encumbrances. All legal transactions relating to land and real estate are recorded in the real estate register, such as the purchase and sale of a house, the granting of residential and usufructuary rights and mortgages. The exact number of real estate register transactions per year in Switzerland is not known. The real estate register serves a wide variety of users and actors from both the private and public sectors.