Property Management Agreement

Key Points and Template

On this page, we provide you with an overview of the most important aspects of a Property Management Agreement
in Switzerland, including the elements to be taken into account when drawing up the agreement.

Subsequently, we will provide you with a legally compliant template of a Property Management Agreement under Swiss law.


Use the Property Management Agreement if…

… you own commercial and/or residential property and want to hire a company or individual to manage it

… you work as a property management company and need to make your responsibilities clear

Property Management Agreement: Key Points

What is a Property Management Agreement?

Under a property management agreement, a property owner hires an individual or a company to manage rental properties. The legal relationship between the owner and the property manager is based on the rules of the mandatewhich entails that the manager should always act in the owner’s interest.

This means that, on the one hand, the agreement should lay at least out all of the manager’s basic responsibilities – in accordance with standard market practice – for renting, advertising, and the maintenance of the rental properties, as well as dealings with tenants and local authorities. The agreement further stipulates that the property owner maintains a fund available to the manager to cover day-to-day running, repairs and refurbishment of the rental properties. The manager can’t be held liable if the owner fails to provide the necessary funds in due time.  

On the other hand, the agreement should be designed to best fit the parties’ interest and, of course, the property itself. The specific content of the agreement will thus depend on individual factors, such as whether the owner is an institution that holds numerous properties, including commercial space. In this case, the reporting obligations of the property manager will generally be more extensive, and the conclusion of commercial leases will be subject to additional requirements, corresponding to market practice. Also, the nature and scope of the property manager’s responsibilities may also include customized services, such as marketing new rental properties, overseeing major construction work, managing a separate account in the owner’s name, or servicing mortgage debt. These factors will be reflected in the property manager’s compensation.

Please create a free account and log in to your Approovd account. You can start creating the document you want and, only when you are convinced of its quality, you can choose the appropriate subscription

All our templates have been checked and validated by renowned Swiss lawyers. They are constantly updated according to legal practice.

Your Contract in 3 Steps

Buy the documents you need and create your account

Answer questions with the help of virtual assistance and create your contracts in minutes

Download your contracts as Word or PDF. Get help from a lawyer if needed

This might also interest you

Loan Agreement
Subordination Agreement
Request for Rent Reduction or Remission for Business Premises
Agreement Regarding the Partial Remission of Rent
Request For an Extension of The Payment Deadline or (Partial) Remission of A Claim

Create clever contracts today

Discover our contract library with over 200 smart templates in English, German and French. 

Happy business woman using Approovd for innovative contract management