Causes of disputes between tenants and owners are manifold...

Rent increase ? Rescission of lease ? Disruptive work on site ? Neighbourhood dispute ? Co-ownership charges ? Renovation funds ? Mortgages ?...

Resolve these problems with a lawyer ? Some hesitate to even think about it !

And yet...


...simple solutions exist

Resolution of issues related to housing is essential for daily life. Knowing one’s rights and asserting them effectively can be a real struggle. But it is often the case that simple legal advice can avoid a lengthy lawsuit. Disputes are too often born of misunderstandings and ignorance of the legal system.

Consultation with a lawyer opens the door to a constructive dialogue and the most expeditious route to appropriate solutions.

If one finds oneself in an impasse, recourse to an experienced lawyer enables the protection of one’s rights in an efficient and thoroughly legitimate way.

...what to do?

Take the leap. Make an appointment. Do not wait to find yourself in a disintegrating situation …. Simple steps can be sufficient to quickly find a solution. Contrary to the received wisdom, the assistance of a lawyer saves time and money.

In a complicated situation, your defence and your ability to assert your rights are crucial. You must be able to count on a lawyer who is readily available, skilled and combative. In view of the impact that a dispute regarding housing may have on daily life as well as the financial future, a personalized and appropriate solution is essential.

...why us?

Trained at the Universities of Lausanne and Saint-Gall, Mr. Matthieu Genillod has long been engaged in the defence of owners and tenants. A member of the Vaud Bar Association and the Swiss Bar Association, he provides representation and counsel to individuals and professionals in the real estate sector, and, in particular, argues before specialized courts (Lease court and Settlement Commission).

Mr. Matthieu Genillod practises law at the Alphalex Avocats SA firm, of which he is the founder and managing partner. Hence, he can count on the collaboration of lawyers experienced in the rights of owners and tenants in order to respond to a wide variety of situation.

He also has the support of a large network of professionals (appraisers, mediators, architects, engineers, etc.). Devoted to his profession, Mr. Genillod teaches private law in several institutions in Switzerland, and is a member of numerous professional associations.

...a few important links

·   Lease law (competent authorities)

·   USPI – Swiss Union of real estate professionals

·   CVI - Vaud Property Chamber

·   ASLOCA - Swiss Association of Tenants

·   Prefectural settlement commissions

·   Lease court

·   Database devoted to lease law (case law)

·   Cantonal Court of Vaud

·   District Courts of a Lausanne, La Côte, the east Vaud, La Broye and the north Vaud

·   SIA - Swiss society of architects and engineers

...where to find us?

Every day of the week at ALPHALEX AVOCATS SA.

Av. du Tribunal-Fédéral 1
1005 Lausanne
T 021 512 44 46


> Lausanne access

Av. de la Gare 23-25
1800 Vevey
T 021 512 44 46


> Vevey access

...to get in touch with us

You may contact us by telephone at 021 512 44 46 or by e-mail.

Avocat-logement.ch is not a legal permanence. Matthieu Genillod and his associates Mes Mathias Micsiz, Stéphanie Zaganescu, Me Jeanne Clerc, Me Dévi-Victoria Dupuis and Me Emilie Brabis Lehmann, work in the law firm ALPHALEX AVOCATS SA

For any general legal question or information on the judicial organization, you are invited to consult the website of the Vaud Judicial Order or that of the Vaud Bar Association (OAV).

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