More than a portal

Private homes for busy people

Michael Meyer will be coming to Switzerland for six months. He works as a consultant and is looking for a temporary place to stay. Romana Schmid is going travelling and wants to sublet her flat to save on rental expenses while she's away. They meet on UMS - the portal for furnished private homes.

We specialise in private apartments

Our core competence is advising private individuals who offer their apartment for temporary subletting. This means that we are able to offer accommodation seekers a large number of apartments that are only available for subletting thanks to our service, our advice and our more than 30 years of experience.

Platform, expert advice and agency services with more than 30 years of experience - you'll only get that with us!

Overview of our services

Services for seekers

Personal brokerage service

The team behind our portal actively supports you with your search.

Fair rental prices for our seekers

Private apartments are cheaper and more personal than business apartments and hotels. The majority of our housing providers is renting out at cost price with no surcharge for furnishings.

Easy-to-use Portal

Get everything done easily and securely in our portal.

Services for housing providers

Free listing of your apartment

On the No. 1 portal for furnished apartments in Switzerland.

National presence all over Switzerland

We promote your offer on the best-known real estate & expat portals.

Security for your place

Thanks to our security system and more than 30 years of sublease experience.

Expert advice & Support

Before, during and after the sublease.

What does it cost and who pays for it?

We work according to the UMS Win-Win-Win system. It works like this: Legally, our housing providers could charge an additional 20% for furnishings in addition to their cost price. However, we recommend to avoid doing this and only charge at cost price – this way, our Win-Win-Win price system creates three winners.

The UMS Win-Win-Win system

Win1: Our housing providers have their costs covered - but do not charge anything for furniture.

Win2: We are there for you - instead of our providers, we increase the rent price by 20% (UMS brockerage & service fee) in order to make the portal and our service available.

Win3: Our tenants do not pay for more than they receive - they pay for the rent, and pay us an additional 20% – equivalent to the value of the furnishings.

Our brokerage & service fee

The UMS brokerage & service fee is 20% of the gross rental payments over the duration of the rental agreement including any future extensions. The seeker pays the UMS fee. UMS adds the fee to the rental price that the provider charges. Rental prices on the UMS portal include the brokerage & service fee.

Particularly attractive offers are highlighted by the following icons:

Win-Win-Win Miete

Win price

The landlord is renting out at his own cost (resp. at market price if he is an owner) with no surcharge for furnishings.

Sale - Aktionspreis

Special price

The landlord is renting out below cost price (resp. below market price if he is an owner).

In detail

[PDF] UMS General Terms & Conditions