A non-exclusive rental representation agreement* (mandat de location) as required by law - allowing ParisRental to show your apartment to their clients on ParisRental.com
*This rental representation agreement must be signed by the true owner of the property or his/her power of attorney
A copy of your most recent homeowner tax or notarial certificate - if the apartment is owned by a company (SCI), a KBIS (document showing legal status of a company in France) is necessary to verify the signatory and must be accompanied by his/her signature
A copy of the owner's passport or identity card
French bank details (RIB)
An inventory of fixtures and furnishings for the records of ParisRental, the owner and the tenant - this inventory will be used for the walkthrough and annexed to the rental contract
A technical diagnostic report as required by law (see question below for more details)
A floor plan - potential tenants like to know the layout and dimensions of the apartment
Given that the owner and tenant are both ParisRental clients, we cannot do the walkthrough as we may be asked to take sides. Most of the time, the owner (or their representative) conducts the walkthrough directly with the tenant.
We can, however, set up the walkthrough via an independent service or bailiff.
Measures the floor surfaces after deducting the space allotted to walls, partitions, stairs and elevator shafts, doorways and windows. Any areas with a height lower than 1.80m is deducted from the surface area.
These measurements remain valid indefinitely unless construction work has been done to modify the space.
2) Asbestos Diagnostics (DAPP)
Applies to all private buildings with permits delivered before July 1st 1997.
This diagnostic evaluates building materials used for walls, insulation and false ceilings
3) Lead Exposure Certified Report (CREP)
Applies to all living quarters built prior to 1949
All painted items on the property including outdoor items must be evaluated
Valid for 6 years if the presence of lead has been detected
No expiration date if lead is not detected
4) Energy Level Diagnostic (DPE)
Applies to all properties
Reports thermal specifications (heating, protection of hot water), energy consumption and estimated energy expenses
Valid for 10 years
5) Statement Concerning Natural, Mining and Technological Risks (ERNMT)
A statement informing tenants of potential dangers they may encounter (i.e. floods, underground mines, seismic activity, industrial, nuclear and biological risks)
This statement must be less than 6 months old at the moment of signing the lease. It stays valid for the entire rental period and its renewal.
It can be obtained for free from the local city hall or police station, magisrate's court, or, if in Paris, at the Department of Urban Affairs. It can also be obtained on the official French adminsitration site: service-public.fr
The diagnostic reports must state the the name and address of the certifying organization.
The Technical Diagnostic Report (DDT) must be provided to the renter at the lease signing.
Yes, Home Management (HM) was created to help you!
Home Management is a subsidiary of De Circourt Associates / ParisRental, and manages your furnished apartment during while it's being rented.
As soon as your new tenant has signed the lease, HM will oversee and organize the arrival and departure walkthroughs, as well as maintenance and repairs while the apartment is occupied. In addition, rent will be received and transferred to your account each month.
What are the management fees? What services are included?
8.5 % (plus VAT) of all collected sums
Services provided by HM include:
Look for a tenant with good guarantees
Organize all appointments for diagnostics
Oversee tenant check-in and check-out, including arrival and departure walkthroughs
Install utilities in the tenant's name - electricity, gas and tripleplay (Internet, phone, TV)
Make sure the tenant has signed up for home insurance
Transfer first month's rent and subsequent monthly payments to the owner
Send monthly statements and payment receipts to the tenant
Annually reassess the rent of the apartment
Pay maintenance charges to the building management company (SYNDIC)
Take care of all other expenses related to the apartment (maintenance and upkeep, property tax, etc.)
Organize mandatory annual maintenance of heating and gas equipment
Work with insurance companies to manage any issues zithin the apartment (i.e. water damage) up to 1600 € (VAT not included)
Manage the keys in case of emergency (tenant locks keys insides the apartment, etc.)
Manage security deposit until the end of the lease in order to make reasonable deductions for damage beyond normal wear and tear
Get the apartment back into shape between tenants
Prepare documents for all pertinent local rental taxes
Respond swiftly to all correspondence and phone calls concerning your apartment
To learn more about Home Management, watch our video!
Our clients are looking for apartments with at least one bedroom, mostly in Paris. The apartment must be in perfect condition, in compliance with the latest standards and entirely furnished and equipped.
Remember, the first impression is key!
Above all, renters are looking for cleanliness. Be aware of humidity, smoke, animal odors, etc. Do air out your apartment regularly.
A fully-equipped and modern kitchen with counter space and up-to-date appliances, completely outfitted with enough utensils, dishes, glassware and cookware.
2 sets of good-quality home linens per bedroom
A clean, functional and modern bathroom with a nice-sized shower. Make sure the grout and sealant are in a good state. Good mirrors and lighting are appreciated.
Internet is a must. Sometimes, the deciding factor between two apartments is if Internet is already installed.
A large flat-screen TV for viewing sports and movies
Neutral colors and modern furnishings are definitely preferred. No wall-to-wall carpet.
A sufficient number of outlets for Internet, printer, television, lighting and a variety of household appliances.
See our Landlord Guide for complete details on fittings and furnishings.