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What is a furnished dwelling?

Verified 04 juillet 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

In order to be considered as furnished, a rental unit must include at least some furniture. The list of mandatory furniture depends on the date of signing of the lease: since 1to September 2015 or earlier.

Since 1 September 2015

Furnished accommodation must include at least the following furniture:

  • Bedding with duvet or blanket
  • Shutters or curtains in the rooms
  • Cooking plates
  • Oven or microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer or refrigerator freezer compartment with a maximum temperature of -6°
  • Sufficient crockery for the occupants to take meals
  • Kitchenware
  • Table
  • Seats
  • Storage shelves
  • Light
  • Household maintenance equipment adapted to the characteristics of the accommodation (vacuum cleaner if there is carpet, broom and mop for tiles...)

The judge may decide to reclassify the lease of a furnished dwelling as an empty dwelling, in case of non-compliance with this list of furniture.

General case

Litigation less than or equal to 5 000 €

Email recommended

If you are unable to speak to your landlord (or tenant), you can send them a registered letter with acknowledgement.

The letter must describe the facts as precisely as possible.

You have to attach documents to support your project (laws, regulations, invoices, photos...).

Reconciliation (required)

If you are not successful with the registered mail, you must reconcile with:

This procedure is free.

Seize judge

The protection of the court on which the rented accommodation depends should be referred to the Dispute Judge:

Who shall I contact

Litigation over € 5,000

Email recommended

If you are unable to speak to your landlord (or tenant), you can send them a registered letter with acknowledgement.

The letter must describe the facts as precisely as possible.

You have to attach documents to support your project (laws, regulations, invoices, photos...).

Reconciliation (optional)

If you are not successful with the registered mail, it may be helpful to have conciliation with:

This is optional.

It's always free.

Seize judge

The protection of the court on which the rented accommodation depends should be referred to the Dispute Judge:

Who shall I contact

Good mobility

Litigation less than or equal to 5 000 €

Email recommended

If you are unable to speak to your landlord (or tenant), you can send them a registered letter with acknowledgement.

The letter must describe the facts as precisely as possible.

You have to attach documents to support your project (laws, regulations, invoices, photos...).

Reconciliation (required)

If you don't win the case with the registered mail, you need to reconcile with judicial conciliator.

This procedure is free.

Seize judge

The protection of the court on which the rented accommodation depends should be referred to the Dispute Judge:

Who shall I contact

Litigation over € 5,000

Email recommended

If you are unable to speak to your landlord (or tenant), you can send them a registered letter with acknowledgement.

The letter must describe the facts as precisely as possible.

You have to attach documents to support your project (laws, regulations, invoices, photos...).

Reconciliation (optional)

If you don't get the right message with the registered mail, it might be helpful to have a conciliation with a judicial conciliator.

This is optional.

It's always free.

Seize judge

The protection of the court on which the rented accommodation depends should be referred to the Dispute Judge:

Who shall I contact

By 31 August 2015

The act does not specify the criteria for furnishing furnished accommodation. It was the judge who, over time, clarified the characteristics of a furnished dwelling.

To be considered as such, a rented lodging furnished before 1to September 2015 must therefore be equipped with furniture and equipment in sufficient quantity and quality to allow the tenant to live there normally with his personal effects only.

In order to be qualified as furnished, the accommodation must include at least the following:

  • Furniture
  • Bedding
  • Gas cooker or hotplates
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen utensils

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Litigation less than or equal to 5 000 €

Email recommended

If you are unable to speak to your landlord (or tenant), you can send them a registered letter with acknowledgement.

The letter must describe the facts as precisely as possible.

You have to attach documents to support your project (laws, regulations, invoices, photos...).

Reconciliation (required)

If you are not successful with the registered mail, you must reconcile with:

This procedure is free.

Seize judge

The protection of the court on which the rented accommodation depends should be referred to the Dispute Judge:

Who shall I contact

Litigation over € 5,000

Email recommended

If you are unable to speak to your landlord (or tenant), you can send them a registered letter with acknowledgement.

The letter must describe the facts as precisely as possible.

You have to attach documents to support your project (laws, regulations, invoices, photos...).

Reconciliation (optional)

If you are not successful with the registered mail, it may be helpful to have conciliation with:

This is optional.

It's always free.

Seize judge

The protection of the court on which the rented accommodation depends should be referred to the Dispute Judge:

Who shall I contact