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πŸ“‚ The Documents Needed to Rent an Apartment in France

You have just got an appointment to visit your next place to rent? Great! You will now need to prepare it. In this article, we will see what you need to have for your application (documents, guarantor, etc.) so you can be on top of the landlord’s list, and maybe get the apartment of your dreams. Let’s go!

πŸ“‚ The Documents Needed for Your Application

In order to rent an apartment in France, you will need to gather the following documents:

  • πŸͺͺ ID document: copy of the ID card/Passport
  • 🧾 Payslips from the last 3 months/Employer certificate if you are an employee
  • 🧾 Financial statements from the last 2 years if you have your own company
  • 🏠 Proof of residency in France (Electricity, internet bill)
  • πŸ’Έ Last tax notice
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ Student card
  • πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Residence permit
  • 🧾 Rent receipts (“quittance de loyer“) from the last 3 months
  • 🏦 EU IBAN

As you may be new in France, you may not have all the documents listed above. Try to gather the documents you can have in this list.

Moreover, I think it is more than okay to send these documents by email after you visit an apartment.

Now, you gathered all the documents needed. It is great, but it is not enough. Indeed, landlords want to be backed because they don’t want to have a default. So they usually require an additional guarantee. Let’s see all the different options possible to improve your application.

πŸ” Get a Guarantor

In order to have a rock-solid application, you may need to have a guarantor in France. Here are the different options to have one:

πŸ’° Filter the type of guarantor
πŸŽ‰ The filtered results:

πŸ€‘ Earn 3x the monthly rent
πŸ’° Free

πŸ‘΄ Individual/company guarantor
πŸ’° Free

πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Garantie VISALE
πŸ’° Free

smartgarant logo
πŸ’° From 3% of your rent
πŸ’‘ Can help you stand out

cautioneo logo
πŸ’° From 2.9% of your rent
πŸ’‘ Can help you stand out

garantme logo
πŸ’° 4.5% of your rent
πŸ’‘ Can help you stand out

🏦 Bank guarantee
πŸ’° 1k+€ in custody + fees each year

πŸ’‘ Choosing a paid guarantor can help your application stand out to get an apartment more easily as they are usually working in partnership with real estate agencies, so they will be more keen to select your application as the agencies will earn commissions.


Now, your application must be completely set, with all your documents, and eventually with a guarantor. I hope that your application will stand out now.

To know more about the process of renting an apartment in France, you can check this article:

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