in excess of 1 month should have a formal French tenancy agreement in
place rather than a holiday booking agreement.
a Contrat de Location Meublée or a Contrat Saisonnière – please
discuss with us which would be appropriate for you. The agreement
sets out in detail, in French and English, all the terms and
conditions which need to be agreed in writing between owner and
tenant and lists the rights and obligations of both parties.
English tenancy agreement is not valid under French law .
you have agreed a booking or would just like French Locations to draw
up a Contrat de Location please call us on
0033 231 873570 or
price for this service is £160 for existing advertisers with
French Locations and £240 for non advertisers
then send pre-contract forms for both parties to complete and sign so
that we can be sure the lease we draw up is according to terms
already agreed by both parties.
information covered in this includes:
Full names of owners and
tenants; dates and place of birth and profession.
The full address of the
property being rented
The precise dates of the
The monthly rent payable and
when it is due, and the deposit and/or reservation fee required.
Details of responsibility for
the payment of utility bills such as water, electricity, gas etc.
And any other terms which are
legal and which are agreed in writing by both parties in advance,
Permission to keep pets, with
any conditions required by the owner
Maximum number of visitors
allowed at any one time
Requirement to secure all
doors, windows and shutters when the property is empty (check your
insurance policy for precise conditions)
Responsibility for tending
A ‘no smoking’ clause, if
further documents should accompany the Contrat de Location.
Lieux”, which is a brief but detailed description of the decorative
order of the property, so that is clear whether any minor damage
(e.g. scratched paintwork, marks on walls, stains on carpets etc) was
incurred before or after the tenancy began.
listing what is contained at the property. Both the Etat des Lieux
and the Inventory should be signed by both owner and tenant.
Performance Certificate, required if the property is let for more
than four months.
French Locations can help with these forms for a small extra charge
and may be able to put you in touch with companies in your area to
help with these formalities.
by having a Contrat de Location you should ensure a trouble free
is set out in detail and signed by both parties prior to the
commencement of the booking. Failure to comply with any of the agreed
terms nullifies the booking. Far better to do this for both owner and
tenant than to enter into a booking relying on terms only discussed
verbally several months prior.