The furnished rental market in Paris is unlike any other rental market and can be complicated.
Generally, apartment availability is known one to two months in advance.
The closer to your move-in date, the better!
When you have found the apartment you like, there are various
required documents that you will need to constitute a «dossier».
ParisRental makes it our goal to simplify the process as much as possible for you.
The 7-Step Process
When you get in touch with us, make sure to tell us:
Begin your search between 4-6 weeks prior to your move-in date: the availability of apartments is more certain!
Usually landlords request to have copies of the following:
Passport / Visa (original)
Last tax return
Proof of employment (last three payslips)
If a student, letter of registration at a university
French bank details (RIB)
A personal guarantee from a third party, a guarantee from an employer, or a bank guarantee (letter of credit).
You and the landlord meet at the apartment to do the walkthrough (état des lieux): an on-site inspection of the rental prior to moving in and once again when moving out. An inventory of the furnishings is also taken. When you leave, these documents will serve as a comparison of the apartment’s condition.
You are then handed the keys to your new home. Welcome!
Download Paris Rental’s What To Expect Financially Tip Sheet to help you understand exactly what’s required of you before making an apartment your home.