Throughout your stay, you might be required to send letters to your landlord or your service providers for various reasons. To help you with that, you will find a couple of standard letters you can fill in here.
Letters to your landlord
Getting along with your landlord
Letting your landlord know a bit more about you
Why not send your lessor an e-mail, or slide a letter in your rental application file, in which you explain who you are, what you like, and why you are coming to France? It's the kind of little extra that can lay the ground for a friendly relationship. Here's an example of what you could tell him!
Request for fractionated payment of charges
If you pay charges with a provision for charges, your landlord will ask you to pay the adjustment of charges once a year if your provision for charges didn't cover the actual expenses he made in regard of charges. But if he sends you the request too late, that is to say on the year following the year of the adjustment, you can ask to pay the remaining charges in 12 installments with this letter.
Request for payback of charges
If your landlord made a miscalculation in the charges he asked from you, or if he asked you to pay for charges that aren't in the comprehensive list of rental charges recoverable by the landlord, you can ask him to pay them back to you by sending him this letter.
Asking to get your security deposit back
Request for restitution of the rental deposit
When you leave your accommodation, unless you've caused serious damage, your landlord pays you back your security deposit fully or partly, depending on the condition of the place. It's a matter you usually discuss at the moment of the check-out inventory. If your landlord doesn't pay you back the amount you agreed on, you can send him a follow-up letter.
Asking to make improvement works
Asking to sublet
Bear in mind that some landlords are not very open to the idea of sublease given they don't know your sub-tenant, though.
Getting a rent invoice
Leaving your accommodation
One month notice
If you rent a furnished accommodation or that your place is located in a zone tendue, you have a month to give your landlord notice that you're leaving. Here's a letter you can send him to give notice.
Letters to service providers
Notifying your home insurance of a claim
Terminating your contracts and subscriptions
When leaving your accommodation, you will have to terminate your contracts and subscriptions associated with your stay in this accommodation. A few examples: