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How to find an apartment in Toulouse that counts more or less 300 000 tenants ? Whatever your lifestyle, there are rental apartments for everyone on Studapart!

 

Your next home may be in Toulouse!

 

Toulouse, the city in pink!

 

Toulouse has nearly 490,000 inhabitants. Capital of Occitania, it has a rich heritage dating back to Roman times. It is also anchored in modernity with its title of first European aeronautical center. Aeronautics but also aerospace are areas of Toulouse. Thanks to Concorde but also to the establishment of Airbus, the European consortium whose head office is located in the pink city. Aeroscopia, the aeronautics museum brings a cultural side to the Toulouse aeronautical field. The Cité de l'Espace theme park is unique in Europe, a symbol of the place of the city in the field of space. It is renowned for its local products such as foie gras, duck breast, the famous cassoulet, Toulouse sausage and other delicacies to discover... Place du Capitole, the Saint-Sernin basilica, the Couvent des Jacobins, the Canal du Midi, are must-sees in the city of Toulouse. Museums such as the Natural History Museum, the Augustins, Saint-Raymond, the Abattoirs, Georges Labit and Paul Dupuy demonstrate the cultural richness of the city. Real estate prices are still three times lower than the Parisian market, which makes it even more attractive for investors. The city of Toulouse is largely inhabited by a rather young population.

 

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

 

They say there is a shortage when there are more applications than offers housing. In Toulouse, 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 at Toulouse : there is a great need. As in nearly 60% of cities in France, Toulouse suffers a very strong or even extreme shortage of housing: there are at least twice as many requests as offers. 

There are approximately 1,5 applications for 1 offer in Toulouse

 

You’re moving to Toulouse? 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 Toulouse, T1 rentals represent 16%  rental offers

  • 24% of furnished apartments In Toulouse for rent are T2 apartments

 

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

 

Toulouse is known for its modern architecture.

  • 86% accommodation in Toulouse are old dwellings

  • In Toulouse, we count 14% of modern constructions

 

How many residents of Toulouse pay rent on average? 

 

The price of a rental per m² at Toulouse is on average 13€/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 Toulouse, it will be, on average 640€/month. 

 

I want to rent an apartment in Toulouse, 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 Toulouse.

 

The Saint-Etienne district, the former district of the bourgeoisie

 

The Saint-Etienne district is organized around the square of the Saint-Etienne cathedral. The history of this district is linked to that of the Toulouse aristocracy. It is located on the right bank of the Garonne, it is in the heart of the historic center. It concentrates many historically rich monuments such as the Saint-Anne chapel, the Notre-Dame de Nazareth chapel and the Saint-Etienne cathedral of course. It houses the oldest fountain in the city but also historic properties such as the Ulmo mansion. There is also the Royal Garden, the Grand Rond, but also the Arc de Triomphe. La Halle aux Grains, home to the Orchester National du Capitole, has been Toulouse's concert hall since 1930. Known for the success of Michel Plasson, who played the complete symphonies and concertos of Beethoven. It has beautiful residences dating from the bourgeoisie of the time. This district is appreciated because it is very pleasant to live in. It is very famous for its luxury brands, restaurants and antique shops and is very well served by public transport. It is very popular, and is largely made up of apartments. The Saint-Etienne district is one of the most popular districts of Toulouse.

 

The Carmes district, a lively and well-preserved district

 

Located in the historic center, on the right bank of the Garonne, the Carmes district was born on the route of the cardo, the Roman road which crossed the city from north to south. The former site of the convent is home to the famous Carmes covered market, a must-see in Toulouse. The district revolves around its hall dating from 1890. Located between the Place du Salin and Esquirol, it is one of the liveliest and most popular districts of Toulouse. This district is also a charming place, whose streets have retained their medieval architecture. The Notre Dame de Dalbade church, an example of the city's Gothic architecture. Many mansions such as the Besson hotel, home to the Paul Dupuy museum. The district is also home to the Jardin des Plantes, the Natural History Museum and the Quai des Savoirs cultural centre. It is a neighborhood with many schools, the Calandreta Franco-Occitan school, the Fabre public elementary school and the Catholic university, perfect for families but also students. The district is a place of celebrations thanks to these many tapas bars and restaurants. Night or day, this district will entertain you. The area is well served by the metro line but also by the various buses. Very popular district, this is reflected in the prices which are among the highest 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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