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Hello,
This page might be of help to you if you are planning a stay in one of our apartments or if this is your first contact.: The
frequently asked questions are
answered under the following sections.Please read these and preferably print some of it before you come to Paris. We look forward to welcoming you. We
started this 15 years ago and over the years we have narrowed our focus and now mostly only offer flatshares to students and young interns on their year
abroad. We have accomodated over 3000 students in apartments.
INTERESTED IN BOOKING A UNIT (terms and conditions)
only valid for
direct tenants  and clients
If you are a Lodgis or Paris Attitude client or any other agency client and have booked our appartment via them, please refer to the contract YOUR AGENCY has drawn up as those
are the terms applicable to you.
Online or Viewing
Pictures vs reality
Over time we have specialised and now we most accommodate only students and offer rooms in flatshares to students who are here in Paris for their year abroad or are in
universities in France who have an exchange programme.
Most of our bookings are done in advance and without any apartment viewing or visits as most of the students live and come from abroad. We give special priority to any
students who are from ULIP or on the British Council, sciences po etc programme (given as example but cannot mention every uni who have mentioned us)   Any school
accomodation ser of any school that mentions us favourably on their website. If your school or uni or language department has mentioned us   If that is the case please always
mention your university when you email or send me also a cut and paste link where your uni has recommended us in which case I will favour you in terms of dates and
availabilities and give your preference over allocation of rooms and apartments.    Apart from a few studios the bulk of our apartments are offered as flatshares; If you have
NEVER lived in a student flatshare you might find this cautionary note useful.
Kindly note the pictures on the website are taken when the apartment has NO TENANTS living in there. However if you move in with other flatmates you have to imagine what it
will look like once the lived-in factor comes in; how neat or clean the apartment is or how cluttered or not depends on the current set in place. If you suffer from any phobias or
have manic cleanliness requirements perhaps you should reconsider being in a flatshare with students. The students organise the cleaning amongst themselves and in general
we do not interfere. The pictures are put in good faith and are definitely REAL.
Viewing of rooms or apartments when necessary is organized by putting you in touch with the current tenant; WE have NO EMPLOYEES - We are the direct owners and do not
have any agency .  We accommodate 300 students per year and have been renting for the past 15 years; the website www.centralparisrentals.com is over FOURTEEN years
ago. We do not spend on marketing our apartments -  we are recommended by our current tenants, several schools and generally have a lot of ear-to mouth repeat business.
We personally meet all our tenants and all our tenants come to our home when they need signatures; attestations etc; we are a husband and wife team and basically a small
family business we started from scratch 15 years ago.
BOOKING
PROCEDURE
There is a one-off booking charge of 30 euros to process any contract, this covers the arrival costs and setting up of the contract and billing and accounting. One third of the
monthly rent is required to be wired to our account in France in order to seal the booking from both sides. If the arrival is during the summer or within 2 weeks the full deposit
and rent will also be required. Deposit is maximum one month
We will send the bank coordinates and  information to you by email. The bank-to-bank transfer is the safest method of transfer as your banker can cheque the credentials of
the account you are wiring to. This is an advance on rent - it is not lost nor is it a booking fee - it is credited to you as deposit received for the first month.  The rest of the
deposit and rent is expected on the first day or your arrival at the apartment.
In case you want to book an apartment or room send the following information as a first step: name, address your phone your parents phone - your date of birth, nationality,
email and your phone, name of institution and address of where you will be studying or working
There is a surcharge of 50 euros if there is any departure or arrival on a Sunday or a public holiday (ex: May 31st, Jan 1st). If there is any change of room, even within the flat
or within the building, there will be a charge of 30 euros.

PS : even if you are a major we still need some number in case of a medical emergency or something.
PS 2 : whether you book our apartment or not I would advise you not to send money in any other manner. I have had tenants who have come to me after being  scammed first
by people who said they were renting for their aunt and money was sent to London or Africa because so called missionary there etc etc, Beware of all these stories.
CONTRACT
French/English model of contract
There will be a one off charge of 30 euros for every new contract, including contracts where tenants change rooms in the same flat; these fees cover contract, provision of
documents to open a bank account or other purposes, administrative costs, billing and arrival procedure.
Due to recent changes in legislation the contract I will offer is a standard student contract of 9 months. If you wish to leave earlier you may inform me of that date and I will
acknowledge the departure date and notice received.
There are two kinds of contracts if you choose to be in a shared apartment. Either a
joint contract with other flatmates where each of you have a room and you have the same
departure date and arrival date - Any departure notice given by one student applies to every occupant and the contract becomes nul and void; Any member of your group
leaving means you are responsible to find the replacement; All members are responsible for each other's rent ie in case one person does not pay the others have to pool in. In
this set up I have to give you notice before entering your apartment and we generally do unless there is a repair required or some plumbing or crucial electricity or emergency
in which case where possible an email will be sent as soon as we know.
The other kind is an
individual contract where there is only ONE name on the contract. In this set up you will be sharing the kitchen or bathroom with another person or persons
depending on how big the apartment is and you may give individual notice and are only responsible for your rent. If the other room becomes vacant you need not bother finding
a replacement; On the other hand you have no say in who the other occupant will be. There is no guarantee that it will be a male or female or what nationality. However 90% of
our tenants tend to be British students aged between 18 to 24 years from British and Irish Unis or students on their year abroad. In this set up if and when a room is empty we
may conduct visits and put anyone without informing you. In general once the contract is signed with the new person and sometimes even prior I inform you; Where possible
and in case of rare viewings I ask you for feedback on the new comer.
In both cases CAF or APL is  accepted is not impacted in any way. The Caisse des allocations accepts both contracts. Each and every room and apartment is eligible for CAF.
Then it is upto your own earnings and individual case. On average students get 120 euros per month but we have known cases where they have obtained 80 or 240. You
should however be able to finance your rent without relying on CAF. We prefer CAF to go to your account rather than ours.
Over and above what is mentioned in the contract please note that we provide COMPLEMENTARY  use of  internet - cable TV - electrical appliances -
telephone subscriptions in GOOD FAITH. There wil be no refund if your internet does not work. There is no reason why it should not work in general and most
of our internet is fibre enabled and definitely all of it the best available broadband offers on the market.
We provide a
valid subscription and connection for internet - cable tv and Phone - this is provided in good faith and is complementary. But that is all that we
can offer you. We can give you some tips in English and provide some help over the phone but that is all.   
We do not however guarantee anything in terms of internet - cable tv and phone services - except
a valid subscription to France telecom/Orange or Darty or
Free who are our service providers. We think they are the best on the market and have chosen them.
However ANY malfunctioning Internet, cable TV or Phone will not result in any decrease in rent nor refund nor any impact on rent. Also note that we do not
provide any technical assistance and are not qualified specialists. Our operators have a paid service that you can call on for help.
see Internet help below.
PAYMENTS and
deposits
When is Rent Due - On the 1st of every month - You  must be willing to pay by BANK TRANSFER - You have to bring a cheque to our residence or do a bank transfer. Under
exceptional circumstances and only if we judge that there is no other way we may accept cash. There will be a surcharge of 50 euros for every payment of cash; You get it we
don't like or want cash. Note that in Paris there are often thefts in metros and in your interest we would advise you to not move around with cash in your pocket.
When is Deposit Returned - upon departure  - in general a few days after your departure by bank transfer, but it can take up to 2 weeks, especially in summer. In France the
landlord may take upto one month.
Tenant
INSURANCE
Our apts are no longer insured by us (since the end of 2013). This is because it is quite difficult for landlords like us to get an insurance which will insure the apartment and our
furniture as well as the tenants's belongings. The only insurance company which was doing it, Generali, no longer wants to do it, and they are making it very long and painful to
settle claims. That is why for new contracts we are asking our tenants to insure their personal belongings and the apartment in an "assurance habitation" package which you
can purchase at any insurance company or bank and maybe through your university if you are a student. These packages are quite cheap for students under 25 euros.
OTHER
IMPORTANT
TERMS
Internet + TV + phone :
- we guarantee that there is a subscription for Internet connection, telephone, TV for the apartment, with a well known operator (with a hot line), and that we pay for the
subscription
- we are not responsible for disruption of service for whatever reason, and we do not guarantee the tenant against it
- in case of disruption of service, the tenant should call the hotline (with the information on contract that are provided by us)
- in case the hotline is only in French and the tenant does not speak French we can assist them
Washing machine and other appliances :
We put new machines in the apartment with a 5 year warranty; in case of a problem the tenant must call the technician and organize an appointment (usually between Monday
and Saturday, on a morning slot : 8 am to 1 pm or afternoon slot : noon to 7 pm); if you do not speak French well enough to make such a call in French, we can make it for you,
but in order to do so we need time slots from you for the next 2 weeks before we can make a call and set up an appointment with a technician. In no way can we be held
responsible for the problems encountered or the time wasted.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT PROVIDE SERVICED APARTMENTS OR HOTEL TYPE SERVICES. TENANTS RENTING OUR APPTS SHOULD BE CAPABLE OF MAKING
CALLS TO DARTY ETC IN CASE OF REPAIR REQUIRED FOR ANY APPLIANCE UNDER GUARANTEE,  CHANGE BULBS, LOOK UP INSTRUCTION MANUALS IF YOU ARE
NOT SURE ON HOW TO USE THE WASHING MACHINE ETC, CLEAN THE APARTMENT REGULARLY AND GENERALLY BE DEBROUILLARDE ie BE RESOURCEFUL AND
MATURE.
Bulbs : Tenants should change bulbs in the apartment themselves - Tenants have to pay for these.
Other problems (electricity, plumbing) : we guarantee to quickly react to problems mentioned by tenants, with the help of our electricians / plumbers / other specialists; the
tenant will let these specialists come to their apartment; we do have a spare key of the apartment in order to be able to let specialists go in and fix problems in case of
emergency
Insects including bedbugs / mice / other animals :
we guarantee that we subscribe to contracts with pest control companies against mice ..., but are not responsible in case some of these animals are found in the apartments.
We will react to problems by providing products to keep them away or to catch them and by asking our contractors to come again to the building. In Paris it is possible that there
are mosquitoes, mice (in basically all old buildgs), fireflies..
. In particular, there are apparently more bedbugs in Paris now, they can hide in your pocket or on your collar when you are at a movie
theater, and then when you are back in your room, and they will infest your mattress and bite you at night, and infest the whole apartment and your roommates' bedrooms as well; it is important to quickly
react, we can help you get the right products, but it must be clear it will be your responsibility to get rid of them, and this implies a thorough process of spraying and fumigating the whole apartmen; the
mattresses will not have to be changed, but thoroughly sprayed
DURATION
As per contract
Other Questions
Visas - we cannot help with that sorry
Pets - Sorry no pets
Can I prolong my stay - If i do not have a booking already - then yes -prorata rent
Can I shorten my stay once booked - No - as a rule No but depends on the circumstances. If your contract's duration is 4 months or more, one month's notice is required. If your
contract's duration is less than 4 months, we can not shorten the duration of the contract, and you must pay the rent till the end of the original contract, unless you or we find a
replacement till the end of your original contract.
AMENITIES
AMENITIES
We provide home washed ikea  linen  (every apartment has linen and a washing machine home washed Ikea linen and some towels), as well as cutlery, pots
and pans
INTERNET
- Do I have to bring along my own computer? yes, we do not provide computers
- What do I need to connect to the Internet? use the connection name and code displayed on the internet box
WASHING MACHINE/DRYER
- Usage instructions Mostly combination machines hence NOT professional dryers; in case of problem we'll help you arrange a visit by a technician:
TELEPHONE & ANSWERING
MACHINE
- Calls to landlines in many countries (Western Europe, Northern America, ...) are included in the subscription - Any special commerical number is
chargeable.
- Calls to some mobiles (USA, Canada only) are also included
- Depending on the operator, a specific number will allow you to access to the apartment landline's voicemail
- Receiving calls from anywhere in this world is free
CABLE TV/TELEVISION
Basic channels are available; as a general rule, we only provide a TV in the living room, not in individual bedrooms
GARBAGE & RECYCLING
Where it is deposited : in the hallway of your building, on the ground floor, there is/are a/some bin(s), at least one for general waste, and, depending on the
building, maybe other bins for recycling as well.
CLEANING & MAID SERVICES
- Not available
- some resources
TOILETRIES
Sorry - No toiletries are available - Please bring along toothpaste/shampoo/toilet paper etc - Towels are no longer provided because they come back
damaged with hair colour and nail varnish and we need to throw them out.
we do not provide hairdryers either
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS + EMERGENCY NUMBERS
English Speaking Directory (24/24) 7/7
118 247
 
f you have some sort of EMERGENCY ...like you are locked out,
plumbing problem or electricity problem :please send us an emailand
please call on and/or 0662490904  and leave a message
If you can not reach us, call
0646008018 Hicham speaks French
otherwise 0617375016 SEBASTIEN general assistance speaks
French and English
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES call any one else
Please always leave some indication of your unit name or address or name. Do not just say I am your
tenant because I have several and this will not help.
Also state the problem (do not just say it is urgent), state your urgency.
In particular if there is water leaking, evaluate if it is a really serious problem that must be solved
immediately or if it can wait till the following morning (in case you can put something for example to
collect the water and preventing real damages).
IF IT CAN WAIT TILL THE FOLLOWING MORNING PLEASE DO NOT CALL US BETWEEN 9 PM AND 9
AM
 
DEPARTURE
   
Return of the Deposit
The deposit is wired to you usually 2 or 3 days later (give us slightly more days if it is at Christmas time or New Year's Eve please or over summer
holidays, when it can take up to 2 weeks). Please ensure we have complete banking coordinates (and send us an email with your name followed by
"banking details" in the subject line, so it is easy to trace) : bank account holder's name, IBAN (International Bank Account Number) and BIC (also
known as your bank's SWIFT code); if acct in France, a full RIB will do
Please understand it is not easy for us to give your deposit back to you in cash at the time of your departure, so we almost never do it
Handing over the Key
All the keys have to be handed over - If any key is missing, we will have to change the lock and withhold your deposit. I
Time of Departure
You have to leave by 11am latest unless prior permission has been obtained - please inform us way in advance (like one week, so we can plan it) of
the exact time when you will be ready to leave and hand over the keys...bags packed and out of the apartment
If you are planning to leave before 7.30 am please arrange to have keys dropped. We can only send someone from 7.30 am to 7:30 pm; for any odd
hours If you want someone to come by, it will have to be organized and you may have to pay for it if it can not be organized without the intervention of
someone at odd hourse
Cleaning Up
You have to leave the apartment clean. In particular all your personal belongings, food and garbage must be out of the flat. All
the remote controls must be next to the devices. The Internet box, phone, TV and TV decoders must be in place, plugged and
working. The lights must also be working. The mailbox keys must be handed over with all your key sets.
Please understand that if it takes a lot of time to put the apartment back to normal after your departure, you will be charged for
that.
FIRST CONTACT
Sending an email
(Prefered contact)
centralparisrentals@yahoo.com
You can use the
contact form if you like or just send me an email on centralparisrentals@yahoo.com indicating  the following
information:
Name - Email - your approximate budget duration of stay - number of people age _ nationality _ language_ address of school or
internship. I can then make suggestions - use same email thread please
 
My Coordinates
Please favour email and only call if you are already a tenant and it is an emergency.
ONLY IF YOU ARE ALREADY A TENANT AND IN A CRITICAL LIFE AND DEATH SITUATION - ONLY THEN MAY YOU USE
THESE PHONE NUMBERS 0662490904
 
 
Who we are - We are
the happy owners of
these apartments: a
husband wife team...
Francis Ledru and
Roxanne Godiwalla
Roxanne Godiwalla or Roxanne Ledru is a graduate of the European school of Management or ESCP/EAP. Before that Xavier's
College - Bombay - Parsi/Indian/French/Parisian worked as a management consultant and in Telecom's at Alcatel. Then stayed
at home during maternity leave and furnished one apartment...it went well, then the second and so on and then never returned
to Alcatel. Roxanne speaks English, French Hindi, Spanish...Repsonsible for putting all the crazy music on the website and
takes bad pictures. Your first contact.
Francis Ledru is x-mines and has a masters from Stanford University He was a managment consultant - he is the guy you
exchange with when you have a problem or need a CAF attestation - Francis speaks French, English, German, Russian. He is
French but nice...For the rest of the story..you will have to wait till you get to Paris.