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House to rent - best place to look / put advert etc

Posted by piechipsandpeas - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by morzedec - 3 years ago

An alternative would be to advertise the rental on Gumtree in the UK.  This is free, and has a popular property section.

 The usual caveats apply: expect to answer many fruitless enquiries from idiots; do your due dilligence on anyone who sounds serious, and make sure that people understand their responsibilities if they come to live in Francehaving only been here for a holiday previously - when it was sunny for two weeks.

  Many 'incomers' still do not realise how isolated parts of Brittany can be, the lack of services within an immediate area, and the need to travel reasonably long distances to get supplies..

Having said all that we know a couple who are looking to 'try before they buy', so details of the house location - and its details - might be interesting to know.

 

Good luck.

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Posted by bunnyrocks - 3 years ago

She can join as a member of the property portal.  Good luck to your friend, hope it works out for her.

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Posted by wizzywhiskas - 3 years ago

We rent out an unfurnished house and a furnished apartment in Huelgoat and have done for 20yrs.

I would strongly recommend that the rental agreement (Bail) is done through a Notaire and not just using the pre-printed form available from Tabacs.

As well as that, the Bail charges are split 50/50 with an un-furnished property but with furnished, the person renting (locataire) has to pay 100% of the charges which are around 280€ so if you are asking for a month's rent up-front, a damage deposit of 1 month and the Bail charges then this can come to a hefty fee.

We always split the Bail charges 50/50 whether it's the house or appartment as this can help secure a tenant and it seems fairer to us as well.

We use Leboncoin, a few weeks ago we put the apartment on the site on Saturday and it was rented on Monday (to French).

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Posted by bunnyrocks - 3 years ago

I shall try and find out for you but think she will need to register

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Posted by piechipsandpeas - 3 years ago

To send on / forward as much information as possible can you give some idea of what an advert will cost please ( also she is not registered with AI - hence me doing this for her - can she just register for placing an ad ? )

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Posted by bunnyrocks - 3 years ago

No there is a charge but she could try it for a month & see how it goes, we did for our Gites and so far have had 4 bookings from it so has more than paid for the ad.

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Posted by piechipsandpeas - 3 years ago

Thanks ( bunnyrocks ) - I'll pass on info / website etc ( do you know if it's free to put ad ? ) & Harry Dresden - she intends to comply with the rules and it will be furnished !

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Posted by Harry Dresden - 3 years ago

Even if she rents to Brits she has to comply with French law - that means issuing a long term let contract for 3 years which is automatically renewable unless she or a close family member wants to use the property for themsleves in whcih case 6 months notice has to be given.

Otherwise she can rent à l'année as long as the property is furnished which will avoid this problem.

She will also have to put in a declaration each year and pay 20% tax on the profits as non resident and the governement are still debating the imposition of social charges on revenus fonciers for non residents.

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Posted by bunnyrocks - 3 years ago
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Posted by piechipsandpeas - 3 years ago

Have spoken to my friend in UK , she would prefer to rent to British ! ( perhaps someone looking to experience life over here before buying etc ) and is worried that Leboncoin might not be ' read ' by that many Brits ( apart from those who already live here )