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How can I increase the rent of a house subject to the 1948 law?

Verified 08 September 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

The rent of a rented accommodation under the of the Law of can be increased every year. It may also be increased exceptionally, after modification has been carried out.

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Every year

The rules are different depending on whether the accommodation is located in Paris, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne and some communes of Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Essonne, Val-d'Oise .

Communities concerned in Ile-de-France

The rent can be increased to 1to every year.

The applicable rate of increase shall be:

  • 2.48% from 1to July 2022
  • 0.09% 1to July 2021 to June 30, 2022

FYI  

rent increases are not permitted for a category IV dwelling.

But after this increase, the rent cannot exceed one maximum.

To know this maximum amount, multiply the corrected surface housing by base price to m2.

The base price to m2 to use depends on accommodation category  :

Basic price per m2 for accommodation governed by the 1948 law (Paris agglomeration)

Base price per m² corrected area

Housing category

For each of the first 10 m²

For each other m²

II

€12.89

€7.65

II B

€8.86

€4.80

II C

€6.79

€3.63

III A

€4.11

€2.20

III B

€2.43

€1.27

IV

€0.26

€0.12

Example :

For Type II C housing with a corrected surface of 43 m2 :

(€6.79 x 10) + (€3.63 x 33) = €187.69

The annual increase shall not have the effect of making the rent more than €187.69.

Other

The rent can be increased to 1to every year.

The applicable rate of increase shall be:

  • 2.48% from 1to July 2022
  • 0.09% 1to July 2021 to June 30, 2022

FYI  

rent increases are not permitted for a category IV dwelling.

But after this increase, the rent cannot exceed one maximum.

To know this maximum amount, multiply the corrected surface housing by base price to m2.

The base price to m2 to use depends on accommodation category  :

Basic price per m2 of a dwelling governed by the 1948 law (outside Paris)

Housing category

Base price per m² corrected area

For each of the first 10 m²

For each other m²

II

€10.52

€6.28

II B

€7.26

€3.95

II C

€5.54

€2.98

III A

€3.36

€1.87

III B

€2.00

€1.04

IV

€0.26

€0.12

Example :

For Type II C housing with a corrected surface of 43 m:

(€5.54 x 10) + (€2.98 x 33) = €153.74

The annual increase shall not have the effect of making the rent more than €153.74.

After Modifying

The rules are different depending on whether the accommodation is located in Paris, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne and some communes of Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Essonne, Val-d'Oise .

Communities concerned in Ile-de-France
Job Type

The landlord may increase the rent when the original rent has been altered by the elements that were used as the basis for the original rent.

This is particularly the case where improvement work results in a change of accommodation category .

But as a result of this increase, the rent must not exceed one maximum.

To know this maximum amount, multiply the corrected surface housing by base price to m2.

The base price to m2 to use depends on accommodation category  :

Basic price per m2 for accommodation governed by the 1948 law (Paris agglomeration)

Base price per m² corrected area

Housing category

For each of the first 10 m²

For each other m²

II

€12.89

€7.65

II B

€8.86

€4.80

II C

€6.79

€3.63

III A

€4.11

€2.20

III B

€2.43

€1.27

IV

€0.26

€0.12

Example :

For Type II C housing with a corrected surface of 43 m2 :

(€6.79 x 10) + (€3.63 x 33) = €187.69

The annual increase shall not have the effect of making the rent more than €187.69.

Approach

Owner must notify the proposed increase to the tenant:

  • Either by registered mail with acknowledgement
  • Or act of commissioner of justice (formerly act of judicial officer)

The notification shall indicate:

  • the new basic elements (specifically) that justify an increase in rent
  • the count of the modified surface following the work carried out

The tenant has 2 months to dispute this change by registered letter with notice of receipt.

In case of disagreement, the landlord or tenant may refer the matter to the protection litigation judge:

Who shall I contact
Other
Job Type

The landlord may increase the rent when the original rent has been altered by the elements that were used as the basis for the original rent.

This is particularly the case where improvement work results in a change of accommodation category .

But as a result of this increase, the rent must not exceed one maximum.

To know this maximum amount, multiply the corrected surface housing by base price to m2.

The base price to m2 to use depends on accommodation category  :

Basic price per m2 of a dwelling governed by the 1948 law (outside Paris)

Housing category

Base price per m² corrected area

For each of the first 10 m²

For each other m²

II

€10.52

€6.28

II B

€7.26

€3.95

II C

€5.54

€2.98

III A

€3.36

€1.87

III B

€2.00

€1.04

IV

€0.26

€0.12

Example :

For Type II C housing with a corrected surface of 43 m:

(€5.54 x 10) + (€2.98 x 33) = €153.74

The annual increase shall not have the effect of making the rent more than €153.74.

Approach

Owner must notify the proposed increase to the tenant:

  • Either by registered mail with acknowledgement
  • Or act of commissioner of justice (formerly act of judicial officer)

The notification shall indicate:

  • the new basic elements (specifically) that justify an increase in rent
  • the count of the modified surface following the work carried out

The tenant has 2 months to dispute this change by registered letter with notice of receipt.

In case of disagreement, the landlord or tenant may refer the matter to the protection litigation judge:

Who shall I contact

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