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Housing for rent: what should the owner's announcement indicate?

Verified 15 February 2023 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

If you are a landlord (non-professional property owner) and you rent a home with a residential lease, your listing must follow certain rules. These rules differ depending on whether or not the dwelling is located in some of the municipalities subject to rent controls. These municipalities are Paris, Lille (Hellemmes and Lomme), Montpellier, Bordeaux, Lyon and Villeurbanne and the intercommunalities ofIs Together and Common plain.

General case

Regardless of the medium in which it is published (e.g. Internet), the advertisement must include the following information:

  • Mention that the accommodation for rent is a furnished dwelling, if so
  • Amount of monthly rent, plus leasehold charges (or recoverable charges), if so.
    Following the amount of the monthly rent, the per month (or /month) shall be indicated and, if so, the indication charges included (or CC).
  • Amount of leasehold charges (or recoverable charges) and how they are settled, if so
  • Amount of security deposit, if required by the owner (but security deposit is forbidden in the case of a mobility lease)
  • Amount TTC: titleContent to be paid by the tenant for the realization of the state of the places of entry, if so
  • Mention of the municipality (and the arrondissement for Marseille) where the rental accommodation is located
  • Area of the dwelling to rent (in m2 of living space)
  • Energy performance ranking of housing
  • Housing ranking for greenhouse gas emissions
  • Amount of theoretical expenditure on heating (and the reference year of energy prices used to establish this estimate)

FYI  

In the event of major natural and technological risks, mining risks, retreat of the coastline or soil pollution, the advertisement must include the following statement: Information on the risks to which this property is exposed is available on the Georistics website: www.georisques.gouv.fr.

Paris, Lille, Bordeaux, Lyon, Montpellier, Est Ensemble, Plaine commune...

Specific rules concern municipalities of:

  • Bordeaux (lease signed or renewed since July 15, 2022)
  • Montpellier (lease signed or renewed since 1er July 2022)
  • Is Together (lease signed or renewed since 1er December 2021)
  • Lille, Hellemmes and Lomme
  • Lyon and Villeurbanne
  • Paris
  • Common plain

Regardless of the medium in which it is published (e.g. Internet), the advertisement must include the following information:

  • Mention that the accommodation for rent is a furnished dwelling
  • Amount of monthly rent, plus rent supplement and leasehold charges (or recoverable charges), if so.
    Following this amount, the per month (or /month) shall be indicated and, if so, the indication charges included (or CC).
  • Amount of leasehold charges (or recoverable charges) and how they are settled, if so
  • Reference rent plus amount
    Before this amount must be indicated increased base rent (base rent not to be exceeded)
  • Base Rent Amount
    Before this amount, you must indicate the base rent
  • Amount of rent supplement, if applicable
    Before this amount, you must indicate the rent supplement
  • Amount of security deposit, if required by the owner (but security deposit is forbidden in the case of a mobility lease)
  • Amount TTC: titleContent to be paid by the tenant for the realization of the state of the places of entry, if so
  • Mention of the municipality (and the arrondissement for the cities of Paris and Lyon) where the rental accommodation is located
  • Area of the dwelling to rent (in m2 of living space)
  • Energy performance ranking of housing
  • Housing ranking for greenhouse gas emissions
  • Amount of theoretical expenditure on heating (and the reference year of energy prices used to establish this estimate)

Warning  

  • The mention Area subject to rent control must be indicated before the reference to the reference rent plus, base rent and rent supplement.
  • The font size of the monthly rent amount, plus the rent supplement and recoverable charges, if so, must be greater than the reference rent plus the base rent plus the rent plus the rent supplement.
  • In the event of major natural and technological risks, mining risks, retreat of the coastline or soil pollution, the advertisement must include the following statement: Information on the risks to which this property is exposed is available on the Georistics website: www.georisques.gouv.fr.

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