|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.
|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.
||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.
|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.
|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.
|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
- 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
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
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
||As per contract
||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.