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Discover the potential of your property

Many homeowners wonder whether they are realising the full potential of their property. A thorough potential analysis enables you to answer this question, as well as identify and take advantage of unused opportunities. Read on to find out what this analysis examines and the results it can reveal. Create new perspectives for your home.

Have you ever wondered whether you are realising the full potential of your property? This is where a potential analysis comes in – a useful tool that helps you discover and take advantage of your property’s hidden opportunities.

Plot ratio

Plot ratio is a crucial factor in this analysis. This indicates how much living space can be built on a site. If you own a large plot and have only used a small portion of it, a higher plot ratio could allow you to better exploit your property’s potential. A higher plot ratio may be a good way of creating more living space or integrating additional features.

The plot ratio is the ratio of the land area to the gross floor area of the building. The higher the figure, the more living space can be built on the plot. For example, a plot ratio of 0.3 allows you to build a house with a living space of up to 180 m² on a 600 m² plot. With a lower plot ratio of 0.25, the living space must not exceed 150 m2. The planning department can provide information about the plot ratio for your land. It is important to note that some cantons use the floor area ratio (FAR) instead of the plot ratio. The main difference between these two figures is that the FAR includes every area of the building, i.e. basements and attics, which are excluded from the plot ratio.

Ageing properties: refurbishment or new build?

A potential analysis is not only relevant for large plots with a garden. It can also reveal ways to increase the value of ageing properties and improve your quality of life. An extension or new heating system can significantly increase their value. As well as refurbishments, a new build is another way of realising their full potential. Especially if the original building is underutilised and refurbishment no longer seems economical. A new build allows you to implement modern living concepts, thereby increasing the property’s value. Our experienced consultants will be happy to show you whether a refurbishment and modernisation makes economic sense or whether a new build is a better option. Don’t forget: a new build can provide energy-related benefits as well as adding value.

New opportunities thanks to a potential analysis

A potential analysis opens up new opportunities for making optimum use of your land and generating added value. Not only do you gain insights into unused potential, you also get valuable information about the actions you can take to improve your property. Whether you want to make better use of a large plot, modernise an ageing property or are considering a new build – a potential analysis will provide the basis for well-founded decisions. Don’t hesitate to seek professional advice in order to get the most out of your property and achieve your dreams of a perfect home. We will be happy to help!

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