Some new laws to restrict and regulate accommodation renting.

23 November 2015 | Murielle MEGIAS

Since September 2014, a law puts a cap on real estate agent fees when they rent a property out. This law sets the rate according to the geographical area where the rented property is located.

In November 2015, regulations have progressed and have been clarified when it comes to lease agreements. Lease agreements must now follow a standard form and list some very specific points. Landlords can only ask for some specific supporting documents which are clearly listed and limited. The law regulates the tenancy paperwork for the tenant and any guarantor.

In a context where the housing market is particularly difficult, especially in big French cities, including Bordeaux, the new regulations aim at clarifying relationships between landlords and tenants, preventing and avoiding abuse.

Expat-Express gives you information and assists you in all procedures for flat or house rental, whether furnished or not, for short or long term stays. We deal with landlords and real estate agencies for you and on your behalf.

Please contact us, we’ll find a solution together!