The rent regulations prohibit landlords from asking tenants for an amount greater than a given sum. An obligation that is not always respected.
Real estate advertisements for rentals of housing subject to rent control will have to mention it, said the Minister for Housing, Emmanuelle Wargon, on Saturday. “We will take a decree by the end of the year, with the Ministry of Finance“, She declared on franceinfo, questioned on the important part of announcements which do not fit in the nails of the framework.
According to a survey published in January by the consumer association CLCV, 40% of advertisements for housing in Paris were therefore non-compliant. The rent regulations prohibit landlords from asking tenants for an amount greater than a given sum, which varies depending on the neighborhood depending on the state of the market. It applies in areas of more than 50,000 inhabitants “where there is a marked imbalance between supply and demand for housing».
Provided for by the Elan law of 2018, the ceiling on rents only concerned Paris and Lille until June 1. It was extended on that date to nine cities of Seine-Saint-Denis in the Paris suburbs, and at the beginning of September to the metropolises of Bordeaux, Montpellier and Lyon.
The Ministry of Housing, however, rejected the application for the device of several cities in the southern suburbs of Paris, as well as Grenoble.