United we stand! 

Let's protect our interests as second-home owners in the Montreux-Riviera-Villeneuve region...

Join our association to defend your rights as a second-home owner and benefit from expert legal and communications advice to make our voices heard by the municipal authorities of Blonay-Saint-Légier, Chardonne, Corseaux, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Jongny, Montreux, La Tour-de-Peilz, Vevey, Veytaux and Villeneuve.

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Welcome to GDIPRS Montreux-Riviera-Villeneuve

GDIPRS Montreux-Riviera-Villeneuve is dedicated to defending and representing the interests of second-home owners in the communes of Blonay-Saint-Légier, Chardonne, Corseaux, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Jongny, Montreux, La Tour-de-Peilz, Vevey, Veytaux and Villeneuve. Our mission is to create a community of solidarity, informing and supporting its members in all aspects of residential property.

Our history: Responding to common challenges

he GDIPRS Montreux-Riviera-Villeneuve Association was founded in January 2024 in response to what we consider to be an abusive increase in the new annual tourist tax of CHF 400 per room for our second homes. Our association was born out of the need to defend the interests of second-home owners in the face of complex legal and tax issues in the Montreux-Riviera-Villeneuve region.

Our mission: Defending our rights and providing legal support

Our primary mission is to defend the rights of second home owners in the face of increasing tourist tax and other local regulations. We offer specialized legal support to assist our members in their actions and appeals, ensuring strong and effective representation.

Nos objectifs: La protection des droits de nos membres et la lutte contre l'injustice

We are committed to combating abusive tax increases affecting our members, and to providing legal assistance to challenge such decisions. Our objectives also include informing and raising awareness among our members of their rights and obligations, and developing a community of mutual support.

Who are the board members 

 of the GDIPRS?

Suzanne Tanner Béguelin


The Tanner family has been present in the Orgevaux valley since 1956, and owns a chalet built there in 1961. 

Suzanne Tanner Béguelin, a retired teacher from the canton of Geneva, is very attached to the Orgevaux valley, where she has lived since childhood.

Mathieu Janin


Mathieu Janin's family has owned a chalet in Les Pléiades since 1916. It's his favorite vacation spot. He is also vice-president of the Association des Résidents des Pléiades and takes a keen interest in the future of tourism in Les Pléiades. 

Based in Montet (Glâne), he is also a local town council member. 

Manuel Rodriguez


The happy owners of a chalet in the Vallon d'Orgevaux since 1984, and active in tourism by providing a vacation apartment, Manuel and his wife also contribute to the development of the Montreux Riviera region and the protection of its environment.

 Based in the canton of Vaud, we are also involved in other tourism-related activities.

Our impact: 

A united front against tax injustice

Thanks to our collective efforts, we expect to succeed in effectively challenging the unjust tourist tax increases, offering crucial legal support to our members in their appeals. Our actions contribute to maintaining fairness and tax justice in the region.

Join us...

Your voice matters

Becoming a member of GDIPRS means becoming actively involved in defending your rights as a second-home owner in the Montreux-Riviera-Villeneuve region. 

By joining GDIPRS, you become part of a group determined to defend your rights as a second-home owner. Together, we're stronger in the face of legal and regulatory challenges. Join a community that fights for tax justice and strong legal support. 

 What are the Benefits of GDIPRS Membership?

  • Legal Support: Access to specialized legal support for appeals against tourist tax increases and other legal issues. 
  • Information and Advice: Receive regular updates on legislative and regulatory changes affecting your property. 
  • Networking and Solidarity: Connect with other owners to share experiences, advice and mutual support.

How to join GDIPRS:

Membership is open to all owners of second homes in the communes of Blonay-Saint-Légier, Chardonne, Corseaux, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Jongny, Montreux, La Tour-de-Peilz, Vevey, Veytaux and Villeneuve. 

 To become a member, please follow the steps below:  

To view a video of the registration process, click here. Please complete all the necessary sections to facilitate the processing of your application.

Join GDIPRS today!

Don't miss the opportunity to become part of an association that defends your rights and interests. Join GDIPRS Montreux-Riviera-Villeneuve and strengthen our common voice.

FAQ (Frequent Asked Questions)

Who can become a member of GDIPRS Montreux-Riviera-Villeneuve?

Answer: Any owner of a second home in the communes of Blonay-Saint-Légier, Chardonne, Corseaux, etc., as well as any corporate body or individual who supports our aims.

How can I join the association?

Answer: You can join by completing the online membership form and paying the annual fee.

How much is the annual fee and how is it used?

Answer: The membership fee is CHF 50 per year, used mainly for administration and information. Legal costs for joint defense are shared by all members.

What kind of legal support does the association offer?

Answer: In collaboration with the GDIPRS lawyer, we offer advice and support for appeals against tourist tax increases and other legal issues affecting property owners.

How will the association keep me informed?

Answer: Members receive newsletters, e-mails, and updates on our website and social networks.

Can I take part in the association's decisions and activities?

Answer: Yes, all members are encouraged to participate in the Annual General Meeting and the various activities and working groups.

How can I actively contribute to the association?

Answer: Members can contribute by attending meetings, joining committees or working groups, and sharing their expertise or resources.

How are board members elected?

Answer: Board members are elected by the Annual General Meeting for a two-year term.

Are there specific rules for meetings and voting?

Answer: Yes, the regulations are detailed in our bylaws, which are available on our website.

How can I get specific advice on my situation?

Answer: Members can contact the committee directly for personalized advice. Depending on requests, the committee will redirect members to the association's lawyer.

What happens to the association's assets in the event of dissolution?

Answer: In the event of dissolution, the company's assets are allocated to a similar tax-exempt organization in Switzerland.

How can I cancel my membership?

Answer: Termination must be made in writing to the committee at least four weeks before the end of the year.

Is the association politically or religiously affiliated?

Answer: No, we are independent of any political or religious affiliation.

How does the association protect personal data?

Answer: We strictly adhere to Swiss data protection legislation, as detailed in our privacy policy.

How can I actively participate in the life of the association and influence its decisions?

Answer: Your active participation is crucial to the success of our association. As a member, you have the right to vote at the Annual General Meeting, giving you a direct voice in important decisions. 

 Furthermore, we strongly encourage members to join our Board and working groups, where you can help shape our strategies and initiatives. Your ideas and commitment are essential to help us achieve our common goals and effectively defend the interests of all second-home owners in the region.

Supporting words

Thanks to the association, I was able to successfully defend my rights as a second-home owner. I highly recommend their services.

Sophie B.

The Association for the Defense of the Interests of Owners of Second Homes Montreux-Riviera-Villeneuve has given me invaluable support. Their expertise is remarkable.

Marc D.

As a second-home owner, I feel reassured to know that the group is looking after our interests and informing us of our rights. Thank you for your commitment!

Catherine L.

A huge thank you for your responsiveness at such short notice, a sign of the iniquitous trap in which our municipal authorities are trying to con us with increases worthy of the Credit Suisse scandal. All this to promote a tourism industry that is swamping our Pre-Alps, and to finance salaries that have nothing to do with our meagre pensions. God, the mountains are beautiful and the injustices strong.

François C.

Join us now to protect the interests of your second home in the Montreux-Riviera-Villeneuve region!