Social housing: solidarity rent supplement (surcharge)
Verified 01 January 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)
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Solidarity rent supplement (SLS) called surrent may be claimed from the tenant if his income exceeds by 20% the resource ceilings for the allocation of social housing.
You don't have to pay extra rent if you are in one of the following situations:
- Your accommodation is located in Rural Revitalisation Area (RBA)
- Your accommodation is located in a listed area priority area City Policy (PS)
- Your accommodation was located on 31 December 2014 in a sensitive urban area (Zus) which has not been reclassified as a priority area of city policy from 1to January 2015
- Your accommodation is a PLI type (intermediate rental loan)
In other cases, you may be required to pay an additional rent if the resources of the people living in your dwelling exceed by 20% the applicable resource limits for the allocation of your dwelling.
This amount varies according to the following criteria:
- Location of accommodation (in Ile-de-France or in another region)
- Type of accommodation (PLS, PLUS or PLAI)
- Number of persons housed. The child who is the subject of a right of access and accommodation, as well as the child of separated parents in alternative care, must be taken into account in the calculation of the number of persons accommodated.
to find out the type of accommodation (PLUS, PLS, PLAI, PLI), ask your landlord.
Paris or neighbouring town
the neighbouring communes of Paris are Aubervilliers, Bagnolet, Boulogne-Billancourt, Charenton-le-Pont, Clichy, Fontenay-Sous-Bois, Gentilly, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Ivry-sur-Seine, Joinville-le-Pont, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, Les Lilas, Le Pricêtre Saint-Gervais, Levallois-Perret, Malakoff, Montreuil, Montrouge, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Nogent-sur-Marne, Pantin, Puteaux, Saint-Cloud, Saint-Denis, Saint-Mandé, Saint-Maurice, Saint-Ouen, Suresnes, Vanves, Vincennes.
Other town of Ile-de-France
Annual Survey of Lessor
SLS due from 1to January of year N+1 is calculated by the lessor in year N.
The lessor first conducts a resource investigation to determine whether you are liable for the SLS. The questionnaire is distributed to you during the 2e semester of the current year (year N).
Within 1 month, you must complete the questionnaire and provide the following documents:
- Last tax notice for each person living in the dwelling
- If necessary, mobility card including invalidity
From this information, the lessor calculates the amount of SLS owing. It will then provide you with information to verify the amount of SLS required. The SLS thus calculated is due from 1to January of the following year (year N+1).
For example, for an SLS due from 1to January 2022, the survey is conducted in 2021 and tenants must provide the 2021 tax notice (covering their 2020 income).
the landlord is not required to send you the resources survey if you receive housing assistance (APL: titleContent, ALF: titleContent or ALS: titleContent).
If you do not complete the annual survey
You are required to respond within one month. If you don't, the lessor sends you a notice. If you do not respond within 15 days, you must pay a higher SLS amount and pay a filing fee €25. Upon receipt of the information by the CSL, the CSL regulates your SLS situation. The overpayment is paid to you within 2 months.
If you do not respond to the resources survey for 2 consecutive years, you must leave your home (except exceptions).
Decrease in resources
the SLS due on 1 January of year N is calculated on the basis of the resources received in N-1.
If your income drops, you can tell your lessor so that he recalculates your SLS amount.
Your lessor will apply a new SLS amount if you meet the following 2 conditions:
- Your Year N resources or your resources for the past 12 months are at least 10% less than those for year N-1
- You request this in support of supporting documents
The new amount applies from the month following the month in which your income decreased, provided that you have submitted the supporting documents within 3 months of this event.
If you send the documents after this 3 month period, the new amount applies from the month following your sending.
Changing Family Composition
If your family's composition changes (for example, a child's birth), you can tell your lessor to recalculate your SLS amount.
Your lessor will apply a new SLS amount if you request it in support of supporting documents.
This new amount applies from the month following the month in which the change occurred, provided that you submit the supporting documents within 3 months of the event.
If you submit these documents after this deadline, the new amount applies from the month following the transmission.
As soon as the lessor observes a 20% excess, he applies the SLS.
The SLS is calculated based on the following criteria:
- Housing Living Area (HS)
- Coefficient of exceeding the resource limit for the allocation of social rental housing (CDPR)
- Amount in euro per m² of living area reference rent supplement (SLR). This amount is determined by the geographical location of the dwelling.
The monthly SLS amount is obtained according to the following calculation rule: SLS = SH x CDPR x SLR.
Resource Overrun Factor (RDC)
There is a general CDPR.
Your revenues exceed the resource limit by 22%, the calculation of the CDPR is as follows:
- On the 20 % excess: 0.27
- On the 21% to 59% excess: 0.06 x 2 (i.e. 0.06 for 21 and 0.06 for 22)
- A total of: 0.27 + (0.06 x 2) = 0.39
depending on the location of the dwelling, the amount of the CDPR may vary.
Reference Rent Supplement (LRT)
Maximum amount of total rent + SLS
The annual amount of your rent (excluding expenses) plus the annual amount of the SLS cannot exceed 30% the resources of all the people in your household.
- Construction and Housing Code: Articles L441-3 to L441-15SLS
- Construction and Housing Code: items R441-19 to R441-28Fixing SLS
- Construction and Housing Code: Articles R441-29 and R441-30Fixing SLS (other social donors)
- Construction and Housing Code: R441-31Exempt housing
- Decision of 29 July 1987 on the resource ceilings for beneficiaries of the HLM legislation and new State aidResource ceilings for the allocation of social housing
- Circular of 21 December 2018 for the presentation of the provisions for the immediate application of the law n°2018-1021 (Elan law) (PDF - 269.7 KB)Visited child (VI)
- Ministerial Response of 13 May 2014 on the inclusion of a disabled person in the calculation of the Solidarity Rent Supplement (SLS)
- Act No. 95-115 of 4 February 1995 on the development and development of the territory
- Decision of 3 October 2017 on the geographical areas relating to the solidarity rent supplement
- Ministerial Response of February 7, 2019 on the Rent of Real Property Acquired by a Low-Rent Housing business (MLM)