Renter's Resources

Tenant FAQ

After 30 years of helping expats find long-term furnished apartment rentals in Paris, we’ve been asked almost everything! Here’s a selection of the most frequently-asked questions:

  • How much are utilities? Toggle select

    Utilities depend on your consumption and the size of the apartment. For example, if you are renting a 1-bedroom apartment of 50m2 and do a load of laundry every week, you can expect to pay around 80 € every two months for electricity.

  • What is "assurance multirisques"? Toggle select

    It refers to home insurance that covers water damage, fire, and other hazards (depending on the coverage). This insurance is mandatory for all tenants. You must renew it every year or your lease could be terminated.

  • What is "taxe d’habitation"? Toggle select

    The taxe d'habitation is the local residence tax in France. The bill arrives in the fall and is due by the occupant who resides there on January 1st of that year.

    If the tenant resides in the apartment for a short period of time (ex: 3 months), the owner may accept a pro-rated payment of the tax, though they are not obligated to do so.

  • When will I get my security deposit back? Toggle select

    When the walkthrough (état-des-lieux) goes well, the owner has one month (after move-out and key return) to deliver the security deposit.

    If there are any issues during the walkthrough beyond normal wear and tear, part of the security deposit will be held. The remainder (after deductions) will be returned to the tenant within two months.