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Posted at January 9, 2020
As a lessor, it is crucial to understand and fulfill your obligations to ensure a smooth and legally compliant rental experience. From adhering to rental regulations to maintaining the property and meeting tenant expectations, this article aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the lessor's responsibilities for renting out a long-term furnished apartment in Paris.
As stated in the decency decree (décret de décence), a rental property must have at least one main room that satisfies either of the following criteria:
N.B. In the case of a shared apartment (colocation) with a single lease, the property should have a minimum surface area of 16 m² when accommodating two flatmates. For each additional roommate, the surface must be another 9 m² bigger.
When multiple tenants with multiple leases share the apartment, each rental contract should indicate the specific room allocated to each tenant for their private use and the shared common areas accessible to all co-tenants (such as the living room, kitchen, bathroom, etc.) Each flatmate must have a private room with a surface area of at least 9 m² and a volume of at least 20 m³ (excluding the shared common area).
The rental accommodation must ensure the health and safety of tenants and meet the following conditions:
Decent housing should be free of infestations of vermin and parasites such as rats, bedbugs, and cockroaches.
Check the list of mandatory equipment required for the decent housing standard.
The rental property should consume less than 450 kWh of final energy per square meter yearly for any leases signed, renewed, or extended after January 1, 2023. This energy consumption information figures in all energy performance diagnoses (DPE).
When signing or renewing a furnished apartment lease, the landlord must add the following documents:
Energy Performance Diagnosis (DPE : Diagnostic de performance énergétique)
The information leaflet concerning Primary Residence leases (Notice d'information)
The inventory of fixtures (État des lieux) before handing over the keys to tenants
*The provided extract includes information regarding the building's purpose, the utilization of private and common areas, and the respective distribution of charges for each category related to the rented property.
For every rent payment made, the landlord or their representative (Property Manager) must provide a rent receipt to the tenant upon request without additional charges. It should specify the amounts paid by the tenant, differentiating between the rent and building charges. With the tenant's consent, the landlord or their representative can send the receipt via email.
Suppose the tenant pays the building maintenance charges through a provision payment. In that case, the owner must provide the tenant with proof of the rental costs. You will find more information about rental charges' payment in the article here.
Improvement work in the joint or private areas in the building (e.g., installation of a security camera)
In conclusion, the lessor's legal obligations and regulations for a long-term furnished rental in Paris aim at protecting the rights and well-being of tenants and landlords. Landlords contribute to tenants' satisfaction and comfort by fulfilling these obligations and fostering positive landlord-tenant relationships.
Editor: Siyi Chen
Sources: LegiFiscal, Service Public , Expatica