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What are the different types of lease for furnished rentals?

When it comes to furnished rentals, Lodgis offers landlords and tenants three different types of contract: the Primary Residence lease, the Secondary Residence lease , and the Mobility lease (or ‘Bail Mobilité’). Under these furnished rental contracts, it’s possible to rent for anywhere from one month to several years. Here, we will have a look at each of them to help you find the right lease for you.

Primary Residence Lease

What is it?

Primary Residence’ just means that you would live in the apartment most of the time – it would be your main home address. There are two versions of this contract: the standard Primary Residence Lease agreement, which lasts for 12 months, and a version for students that lasts for 9 months. The standard contract renews automatically, meaning that you, the tenant, have the right to rent the property indefinitely unless the landlord has good reason not to renew the lease (wanting to move into the property themself or the tenant not paying the rent). The tenant needs to give one month’s notice if they decide to end the tenancy, and will also need to pay a deposit equivalent to 2 months’ rent.

Who’s it for?

Anyone looking to rent a furnished property long term that they will live in the majority of the time. This includes individuals and families who are expatriating for the foreseeable future, and students looking for a home for the new academic year.

Mobility Lease

What is it?

This is a new type of furnished rental lease introduced by the French government as part of the new ELAN law, allowing for more flexibility for those looking for an apartment short-term. It lasts for between 1 and 10 months, and the tenant can choose to end the lease contract at any time with one month’s notice. Plus, there’s no need to pay a deposit to the landlord!

Who’s it for?

This lease agreement is ideal for students, interns, and professionals working abroad temporarily, who need a short-term furnished rental property for up to 10 months.

Secondary Residence Lease

What is it?

This lease agreement lasts for a minimum of three months, from one fixed date to another. Lodgis gives tenants a bit more flexibility than most, allowing you to end the contract with one month’s notice after the initial three months are up. Tenants need to pay a security deposit ranging from half a month to two months’ rent.

Who’s it for?

Those who need short-term accommodation but who are not eligible for the Mobility Lease. They could be going through a divorce, having building works in their primary residence, or moving to be close to a hospitalised relative.
Here is a summary of each type of furnished rental contract:
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Hopefully this guide makes the process of finding the right lease clearer. Whether you’re looking for a home for a few months or a few years, there will be something to fit you. If you need any more advice then don’t hesitate to contact one of our rental advisors, who would be happy to help you with your future furnished rental contract.

Are you looking for an apartment in Paris?

Lodgis offers a fabulous selection of furnished apartments for rent. We offer over 7,500 properties, from studio to family apartments with period features, spacious dining and living areas, terraces, elevator access…and just about anything!

Landlords and tenants: want to know more about letting with the mobility lease? Check out our article here.