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How to find an apartment in Lille that counts more or less 140 000 tenants ? Whatever your lifestyle, there are rental apartments for everyone on Studapart!

 

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Lille, a heterogeneous architectural heritage

 

Lille is a city in northern France. It has nearly 235,000 inhabitants for an area of ​​34.51 km 2. It is the tenth most populated municipality in France, the fourth French metropolis. The creation of the city dates back to a charter of 1066 in which the city is named Isla. It is a city of art and history. It was also named European Capital of Culture in 2004. International crossroads, economically dynamic, Lille has become an attractive tourist destination, known for its pleasant living environment, its rich heritage and its important cultural life. It is recognized as being one of the largest student cities in France. By its cultural attractiveness, its many universities, but also its standard of living conducive to student life.

Lille has a very heterogeneous architectural heritage. We will be able to find buildings from the Romanesque Middle Ages such as the crypt of the Collegiate Church of Saint-Pierre. Also of the Gothic styles like the Saint-Maurice and Sainte-Catherine church. But also from the Renaissance (the Beaurepaire building) or more classic like the Saint-Etienne church.

Lille is considered a city where life is good, due to its decent standard of living. On average, in Lille, it takes around 4,500 euros/m2 to buy an apartment. Small surfaces in very good condition can sell for more than 5,000 euros/m2. Today, the metropolis has more than 235,000 inhabitants, ranking it 10th among the most populated cities in France.

 

Hard to find an apartment in Lille due to a shortage of housing available for rent

 

They say there is a shortage when there are more applications than offers for housing. In Lille, there are few offers of rental apartments. For this reason, start looking for your apartment way before your stay.

As in nearly 80% of cities in France, the demand for housing exceeds the supply atLille : there is a great need. As in nearly 60% of cities in France, Lille suffers a very strong or even extreme shortage of housing: there are at least twice as many requests as offers.

There are approximately 2 applications for 1 offer in Lille.

  

You’re moving to Lille? Rent your apartment quickly with Studapart!

 

Renting is THE ideal solution when moving to a new city. Whether it is an individual accommodation or a shared apartment, it is an opportunity to take the time to discover your new life without committing to the long term. Whatever your situation, there is always an ideal property to put your suitcases on Studapart!

The different apartments available are classified according to their attribute: T1, T2, T3, T4... Which tells us the number of rooms apart from the kitchen and the bathroom. For example: T1 = one room + kitchen + bathroom, T2 = two rooms + kitchen + bathroom, etc...

Before you start looking, you have to take stock of your needs, in order to define the type of accommodation you want to rent, but also its geographical location and nearby amenities.

  • In Lille, T1 rentals represent 20% rental offers

  • 26% of furnished apartments in Lille for rent are T2 apartments

 

What style of apartment will I be able to find in Lille ? 

 

Lille is known for its old architecture.

  • 92% accommodation in Lille are old dwellings

  • In Lille, we count 8% of modern constructions

 

How much residents of Lille pay rent on average? 

 

The price of a rental per m² at Lille is on average 16€/m². 

However, several criteria must be taken into account to estimate the amount of rent for a property: its surface area, its category, its geographical location, whether it is furnished or not... If, for example, you opt for a furnished T2 in Lille, it will be, on average 630€/month. 

 

I want to rent an apartment in Lille, what should I pay attention to? 

 

The first important criterion for renting an apartment is its location. To make your choice, take into account your habits and your daily movements, in order to facilitate them as much as possible and to be sure to feel at home in Lille.

 

The Wazemmes district, affordable and dynamic

 

Wazemmes is a popular district perfectly integrated into the city of Lille, developed around the marketplace and the rue des Postes.

Bistro and bohemian life represent the modern social mix of this district. The standard of living is affordable and you will find everything you need to live at a lower cost. To eat fresh produce, head to the Halle de Wazemmes, open all week, and the famous market on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings. Its market is one of the largest in Europe.

Léon Gambetta street is known for the dynamism of its many shops, attracting both locals and tourists. This street has become a flourishing street for eco-responsible businesses. Organic, zero waste and vegan stores have found customers in this very lively district.

In addition, it is very well served by Lille public transport. With an average price of around 3700 euros per m2, the Wazemmes district is much cheaper than Old Lille for example. Today, Wazemmes has become one of the most attractive districts of Lille, even if it still suffers from a bad reputation

 

Old Lille, the historic district

 

Lille's old district, known as the Golden Triangle, is located in the north of the city and is undoubtedly the most popular area for locals.

This district became a heritage site in 1980. Its perfectly restored historic buildings bring an unequaled charm to the district. If you are a young dynamic executive, this booming district will seduce you for sure.

The district is home to the most buildings dating from before the 19th century. In particular, the Cathedral Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille, the Convent of the Minimes, the Church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and also the Porte de Gand.

The constructions of the district represent the characteristics of the architecture of Lille. We recognize the neo-Gothic style, but also Flemish. 

This particularly attractive sector is conducive to conviviality and has many advantages: structured cultural facilities, intensive arts, cultural and social life and strong commercial activities (restaurants and bars). The territory also knows how to preserve nature and enhance its site: the Plaine de la Poterne ecological garden covers 2.5 hectares and combines nature and heritage.

It is poorly served by its many pedestrian streets, but bicycles are welcome!

Old Lille retains its appeal and is particularly sought after by buyers. The prices displayed are therefore the highest prices in the city. 

 

The rental lease: what is it?

 

During your search, you will systematically see the mention furnished/unfurnished on the rental advertisements. This corresponds to the type of lease (rental contract) that you will sign if you choose this or that property. We must take into account the differences of each before making a choice.

 

A furnished lease contract:

  • Is established for a minimum of 1 year (9 months if you are a student).

  • Gives you a minimum of 3 months notice if the owner asks you to leave.

  • Gives you a minimum of 1 month notice if you choose to leave.

  • Requires a maximum of 2 months' rent in advance when signing the contract.

 

An unfurnished lease contract:

  • Is established for a minimum of 3 years.

  • Gives you a minimum of 6 months notice if the owner asks you to leave.

  • Gives you a minimum of 3 months notice if you choose to leave.

  • Implies a maximum of 1 month's rent in advance at the signing of the contract.

 

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