You’ve dreamt about renting an apartment in Paris ! La vie en rose ! C’est merveilleux ! (=wonderful !)

You know the story on the glass half full or half empty ?

The glass half full is so much more attractive, full of possibilities and positivity.

You can visualize your Paris home already, in a fancy neighborhood or a trendy arrondissement.

But seriously though, what does it take to rent an apartment in Paris ?

Is it the same rental process as in the country you’re coming from ? Do you just pick and pay ? What are the landlords’ requirements to rent an apartment in Paris ? How does it works with agencies ? How long does it take ?…

I love a full glass too. The problem is that it can make you overconfident or alter your senses.

Too often do I see expats stunned by the Paris rental process and helpless because renting an apartment in Paris is not as simple and quick as they expected.

So I thought I would set the record straight on 9 common beliefs most expats have on renting an apartment in Paris and give you an overview of what awaits you.

You’ll navigate the rental process with a clear head, from the start.

Allez, on y va ! (=Let’s go !…Got to start practicing your French!)

Here are the 9 common beliefs expats have before they start the rental process:



Your turn !

Perhaps it’s not quite what you imagined. The good news it that you now know what to expect when renting a flat in Paris.

With the right practices, navigating the rental process in Paris becomes so much easier.

Now tell me, what are the differences with the country you’re coming from ?

Let me know in the comments !

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Resources and links mentioned in this video :

Your Free Guide : How to secure your home Rental in Paris  

Your Free Vocabulary Cheat-sheet : French Vocabulary words for home hunting in Paris

Your Free Home Hinting Chaet-Sheet : Top 50 Must-ask questions cheat-sheet before you sign for a home rental in France (with  the translation in French to use it as a script)

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