Renting a house in France for a long time is not very easy.
- as a rule, the lease agreement is concluded for one year and is automatically extended if one of the parties does not want to terminate it (serious justifications are needed for termination by the landlord, for example, the sale of real estate or proven damage to real estate caused by the fault of the tenant);
- in 50% of cases, you will be required to confirm your financial solvency. If you come to France for work, an employment contract or an account statement will do. Recently, tenants from the Russian Federation have been asked to pay at least 2-3 months of rent at once, in some cases it may be necessary to pay for housing for six months. The deposit is usually equal to the payment amount for one month;
- you can haggle and try to lower the price.
In France, the labeling of housing is slightly different compared to Russia. What we used to call a "one-bedroom apartment" will be called a studio, and a two-bedroom apartment will be called a one-bedroom apartment. In France, it is traditionally customary to indicate not the number of rooms in total, but the number of separate bedrooms. The living room, in any case, will be attached to these bedrooms, more often, with an American-style kitchen, that is, combined with the living room.The cost of renting an apartment:
as in any other country, it depends on the location - the more prestigious the area, the more expensive it is to rent a house.The cost of utilities
the cost of house maintenance, garbage collection, cleaning and cleaning of the pool (if there is one in your house) is most often included in the rent and is approximately 50-70 euros per month, depending on the commune. Electricity and water are paid separately and is approximately 200-250 euros per month.
Housing prices vary depending on the region and start from about 350 euros per month, the average price in France is 700-1000 euros for a one-bedroom apartment
. In most cases, this cost will include the Internet, which is not very fast in the country, so if you need to work from home with the transmission of large amounts of information over the network, specify the possibility of increasing the speed and power of the Internet additionally!
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