Can we turn a basement into a place to rent?

Verified 16 November 2021 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

No, you can't turn a basement or cellar into an apartment to rent.

If the basement or cellar has a window or if you fit them in with a semi-buried window, they cannot be used as a dwelling because they are buried in the ground.

If you do not comply with the rental ban, the prefect can force you to evacuate tenants and offer them alternative accommodation.