Renting in France

A Difficult Relocation Succeeds

A Difficult Relocation Succeeds

Eric Donovan and wife Thanita Mahakaraket faced a challenge when they decided to relocate from London to Paris. They managed to locate many nice properties to rent, but they either received no answer or negative responses from the agents they contacted.

The likely reason for the Donovans’ trouble was their unique situation. As an entrepreneur earning revenue outside of France, Eric’s financial situation was more complicated than most people relocating into the country. Additionally, strict real estate laws in France lean heavily toward protecting tenants, causing landlords to be extremely cautious about who they will allow to rent their properties.

Understanding Rental Payment Guarantees

Understanding Rental Payment Guarantees

If you are looking for an apartment or home in Paris, one of the first questions you might hear is, “What type of guarantee can you provide?”  Even though your revenue justifies the rent you are willing to pay, landlords often request a form of rental payment guarantee.

There are many types of rental payment guarantees available, and the type or work contract you have will determine which guarantee may work for you.

How to Prepare for a Departure Inspection

How to Prepare for a Departure Inspection

Preparing for the final inspection of your rental property is a task not to be taken lightly. This is the all-important moment when you turn the keys to the property back over to your landlord and your responsibility for the property comes to an end.

The departure inspection is an important appointment that will determine how much of your security deposit will be reimbursed. For example, if you have…