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Find a flatshare in Paris


Flatshare is a type of collective housing, often adopted by students. However, there are more and more shared flats with families, elderly people or even working people.


The principle of flatshare is to share your accommodation with other people, to divide the costs and responsibilities. Collocations are often organized on the basis of common interests or other specific criteria (field of study, female/male, age, passion, etc.). It is a good option for someone who is looking to limit their budget without limiting their comfort, and who likes to live in a community.

In Paris, flatshare is a democratized way of life. 


The flatshare market in Paris



Shared accommodation is a democratized type of housing in France, even if it is more easily found in student cities. If other types of shared accommodation are beginning to arise (seniors, families, etc.), in the majority of cases, this is a form of accommodation popular with students. It is hard to find shared housing offers in Paris. 



Paris, the most expensive city in France


Paris, the capital of France, has a dynamism and attractiveness that has nothing to envy to the world’s largest megacities. It is the largest college town in Europe. It was recently ranked 2nd among the most pleasant cities to study in,  behind Montreal. The charm of the city, the cultural richness with its 2 operas and 18 national museums, the nightlife, diversity of students and employment prospects make it an extremely attractive city for students. It has all the services and infrastructures needed to live a pleasant student life. It is easy to find sports halls, libraries, associations... Student life in Paris is particularly lively. There are many advantages and discounts accessible with the student status, whether the museum, cinema, transportation… The city of Paris is made in such a way that it’s easy to travel from one end to another thanks to an extensive transport network. 

Paris is a very popular student city for young people looking for success.

Paris has twenty districts that are separated by the Seine, divided into two banks. The right bank and the left bank. It has a surface area of 105 kilometers and a population of 2.2 million within the city limits and nearly 12 million including the surrounding areas.




We find a lot of flatshare ads in Paris, it is a democratized form of accommodation 



You will hardly find a room in a shared apartment Paris. In fact, there we find a lot of} ads of this type. People sharing accommodation in Paris put about more or less 20 days for housing. 


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Choosing to share a flat is a good idea for a student or a young worker who wants to control his budget. It is also a good option for an elderly person who does not wish to live alone or families who prefer to share their expenses.


In Paris, the percentage of accommodation where it is possible to make a roommate amounts to 15%.


What is the average surface area for a roommate in Paris ? 



In Paris, most shared accommodations are T3. A T3 apartment is a dwelling that contains three rooms, generally a living room and two bedrooms. This is the ideal type of accommodation for students considering shared accommodation. On average, it takes an area of ​​about 60sq.m. 


In shared accommodation, you can also opt for a T4 apartment. A T4 apartment, that is to say with a main room and three bedrooms, is ideal for several people to settle in and thus reduce the costs of shared accommodation (rent, charges, appendices...). In this case, it will therefore be necessary to count an average surface of 83sq.m


What budget for the rent of a room in a shared apartment in Paris ? 



To rent a room in a shared flat in Paris, it amounts roughly to 750€/month per person, or 31,5€/sq.m per m². 


The amount of rent in a roommate also depends on the house in general, its equipment, its location, the furniture, the associated amenities, or quite simply the number of roommates.

  • The T3 apartments represent 8% of accommodation available in  Paris

  • 2% of parisians flatshares are T4 apartments


Some tips for an efficient search for flatshares in Paris



Flatshare is a democratized type of housing in France and widely used abroad. This is often an option that attracts students and it is quite easy to find roommate offers, especially in so-called student cities. It is the ideal choice to control your budget, since it is generally the cheapest solution on the market. Your next roommates may already be waiting for you at Paris!



Paris Intramuros, always a success


Most of the tenants looking for a place to live in Paris are looking in the capital itself. Tenants look in the arrondissements located in the center of Paris near well-known sites. These districts account for slightly less than 50% of all searches for housing in Paris Intramuros. Conversely, the arrondissements that interest tenants the least are located in the north of Paris, as well as the arrondissements in the hypercenter of the capital where rents are higher. 




The outer suburbs are gaining in popularity


Many tenants are choosing to live outside of Paris because the prices are more attractive and sometimes the housing is closer to their place of work or study.

With housing being excessively expensive within Paris, the alternative of the suburbs that make up the greater Paris area can be a solution. Perfect for a family wanting a larger space. The surrounding cities are just as welcoming and allow you to enjoy the advantages of the capital without the disadvantages. The cost of living in Paris is very high. Real estate prices are 88% more expensive than in the rest of France on average. 

Departments such as Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-St-Denis are thus popular. Conversely, the departments least sought after by students in Ile-de-France are Val d'Oise and Seine-et-Marne with less than 5% of requests.




The shared tenancy contract, how does it work?



Flatshare is governed by specific rules. Within the framework of the lease contract, there are two possibilities: a single rental lease or a lease per co-tenant. Depending on the type of contract, certain rules differ:



The single lease


It is a classic rental lease whose rules differ according to the category of accommodation: furnished or not. Similarly, the accommodation must respect a minimum surface area (9m² or 20m3 minimum).

  • All roommates must sign the lease in order to have rights to the accommodation.

  • The inventory must be made and signed in the presence of all the roommates.

  • The rent is paid in one go and shared amicably by the roommates.

  • A solidarity clause can be integrated into the lease and implies obligations towards the others in the event of the departure of one of the roommates.


The lease per roommate


It respects the same basic rules as a classic lease, furnished or not.

  • Each roommate signs a lease contract with the landlord.

  • Each roommate pays their rent independently to the landlord.

  • A deposit may be requested from each roommate.

  • The departure of one of the roommates is simplified and does not commit him to the others.


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1 300 flatshare offers in Paris are waiting for you on Studapart! 



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Frequently asked questions

What is the average rent for student accommodation in Paris?

For the most part, students looking for student accommodation in Paris are looking for studios from € 1043 to € 1143

What type of accommodation should you choose to stay in Paris?

Students looking for student accommodation in Paris outside the family home are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of € 1093 or a T1, a one-room apartment, with a average rent of € 1710. Shared accommodation is also in great demand, since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment in Paris.