The minimum equipment for furnished accommodation is, according to the decree of August 5, 2015:

  • Bedding including duvet or blanket,
  • Device for concealing windows in rooms intended to be used as a bedroom,
  • Hotplates,
  • Oven or microwave,
  • Fridge and freezer or, at minimum, a refrigerator with an ice compartment,
  • Crockery necessary for meals and kitchen utensils,
  • Table and seats,
  • Storage shelves,
  • Lighting,
  • Housekeeping equipment adapted to the characteristics of the accommodation.

In the event of the absence of some of these amenities, the courts can reclassify the furnished rental lease as an empty residential lease.

We note in our practice that it is generally advantageous for the owner to offer greater comfort than the minimum to his tenant so that the latter takes greater care of the property and builds long-term loyalty.

We carry out entry and exit inventory with the greatest care and within the framework defined by the ALUR / HOGUET law.

When we can, we favor the use of a person from our team who is specialized solely in inventory, with a very keen eye and familiarity with the numerous checkpoints to be respected for a serious inventory. If you wish, we can use in addition or replacement a bailiff for the inventory and a member of our team can also carry out an ultra-detailed photo report of all the elements of the property (floors, walls, ceilings, electricity, plumbing, household appliances, furniture inventory, etc.).

In France, owners of accommodation offered for bare rental can deduct the following costs from their property income:

  • Management and administration costs for rented accommodation
  • Taxes not recoverable from the tenant (property tax for example)
  • Expenses related to repairs, maintenance and work
  • Provisions for charges for co-owned accommodation
  • Rental charges not recovered from the tenant at the end of the year of their departure
  • Eviction compensation paid to a tenant as compensation for non-renewal of a lease
  • Insurance premiums
  • Loan interest (which can be deducted from land income but not from overall income)

Agency fees deductible from property income are costs linked to the rental management of a property which can reduce your income tax in the event of a property deficit. To benefit from this system, you must have opted for the real tax regime (automatically applied to owners whose property income exceeds 15,000 euros annually or otherwise possible as an option). The fees paid to an agency mandated for the rental management of a property (such as Arsène Immobilier) must therefore be included in the calculation of all management and administration costs of the property in order to reduce the owner's tax base. If, on the other hand, you are in a flat-rate regime (micro-BIC or micro-landlord) and have therefore not opted for the real regime, you will not be able to deduct any costs because you already benefit from a flat-rate reduction on your declaration. of taxes.

We have a rigorous and standardized process for analyzing applications and drawing up a shortlist of the best rental candidates:

1. We ask from each candidate (and if applicable, from their guarantor), a complete file including
  • A copy of the identity document
  • The last 3 rent receipts
  • The work contract
  • The last 3 pay slips
  • The last tax notice
  • Title to real estate
2. Our team carefully checks the authenticity of the documents and information transmitted: consistency of the different documents, verification of the reference of the tax notice with the Treasury, verification of the employer with the Trade and Companies Register, etc.
3. We do not hesitate to call the candidate tenant's employer or previous lessor to verify the accuracy of the information.

In France, rent increases are strictly regulated by law. Here are some examples in which a landlord can legally increase a tenant's rent:

  • Annual Review: In France, rents can be revised every year, generally on the anniversary date of signing the lease. This revision is based on the Rent Reference Index (IRL), which is published regularly by INSEE. The landlord can increase the rent based on this index. Be careful, there are rent freeze zones, particularly Paris and its suburbs. In these areas, the Duflot system requires rent control. This applies in municipalities that face a housing shortage or where rents are very high. In these areas, the new tenant's new rent cannot exceed the old rent. This system concerns around 1,500 municipalities throughout France.
  • Improvement Works: If significant improvements have been made to the property, the landlord can request a rent increase to offset these costs. However, there are strict rules to follow, including the obligation to inform the tenant in advance.
  • Change of Tenant: When a new tenant enters the accommodation (for example, at the end of the previous lease), the landlord has the option of setting the rent at a market level (except in the case of rent control zones)

It is important to note that rent increases must respect legal ceilings and not constitute an excessive increase. Additionally, notice must be given to the tenant for any rent increase, generally at least three months.

The precise rules may vary depending on the location of the property (for example, Paris has its own specific rules) and the type of rental (main residence, seasonal rental, social housing, etc.). It is recommended that you consult us to ensure you comply with all applicable laws.

Rent control sets a limit on the rent that the owner sets when renting accommodation, rented with a residential lease (including mobility lease). It applies to municipalities located in tense areas and to certain so-called very tense areas such as Paris, Bordeaux, Lille, etc.

In Paris, the rent of accommodation whose lease has been signed or renewed since July 1, 2019 is governed by reduced and increased reference rents.

These amounts vary depending on the type of rental (empty or furnished), the number of rooms and the period of construction of the accommodation.

Arsène Immobilier has a team of in-house managers to search for leaks with a plumber, manage water damage monitoring, put in touch with experts, exchanges with the co-ownership trustee, visits and travel for assessments.

No, Arsène Immobilier focuses on rental management for long-term properties or for shorter periods but on company leases / civil code leases.

There are no hidden costs in our rental management service: we never take/receive commissions on the interventions of our craftsmen or on any other expenses made on your behalf.