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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 Bail Mobilité (or ‘Mobility Lease’). Under these furnished rental contracts, it’s possible to rent for anywhere from one month to several years. You can refer to our convient chart for the types of leases that Lodgis offers our owners and our tenants.
Types of Rental contracts chart

Primary Residence Lease

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.

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), in which case the landlord must give you at least 3 months notice of termination of the lease. 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 at the beginning of the tenancy.

Bail Mobilité

Who’s it for?

This lease agreement is available for: students, interns, and professionals working abroad temporarily, who need a furnished rental property for anywhere between 1 and 10 months.

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 who are apartment hunting in France for more varied durations. 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! However, at the end of 10 months time, this lease is non-renewable and a new lease (either primary or secondary residence) would need to be signed if the tenant and landlord agree for the tenant to stay in the rental.

Secondary Residence Lease

Who’s it for?

Those who need more flexible accommodation but who are not eligible for the Bail Mobilité. They could be going through a divorce, having renovations done in their primary residence, or moving to be close to a hospitalised relative.

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 will need to pay a security deposit ranging from half a month to two months’ rent.
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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: Furnished rental: what are the benefits of the Bail Mobilité for tenants?.