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Find a furnished apartment in Lille

How to find a furnished apartment in Lille where near 80 000 people are looking for housing each year? In an apartment or at the inhabitant, in a shared apartment or in a residence, the furnished apartments proposed by Studapart are waiting for you!  


The furnished rental real estate market in Lille


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.


The housing shortage in Lille is very strong


We speak of a housing shortage when the rental market experiences an imbalance between supply and demand. In short, tenants often struggle to find furnished accommodation.


As in nearly 60% of cities in France, Lille suffers from a very strong and even extreme shortage of furnished accommodation: there is at least twice as much demand as supply.


We count in Lille about between 2 and 4 times more demands than offers.


What type of accommodation to choose to stay in Lille ? 


The type of accommodation is defined by two main criteria.

In real estate jargon, housing types are categorized according to what is called an attribute (T1, T2, T3, T4, etc.). This attribute indicates the number of living rooms: the living room and the bedroom(s). Thus, a T1 apartment is a dwelling which is composed of only one room, a T2 apartment which contains two rooms etc.

We can also categorize the types of accommodation according to the mode of rental. We will then find the following types of accommodation: entire accommodation, shared accommodation, residence, homestay, accommodation in exchange for services, CROUS, etc.

  • 45% of furnished accommodation offered to Lille are studios or T1

  • 24% of furnished apartments for rent are one-bedroom from Lille apartments 

  • 12% of the furnished rental offer in la capitale des Flandres concerns apartments T3 or more


What surface for a furnished apartment in Lille? 

The type of accommodation only indicates the number of rooms and not the size of the apartment. Thus, a T1 apartment can be larger than a T3 apartment. It is therefore necessary to take an interest in its surface! 

  • 30% of accommodations is less than 40m²

  • The size of 60% of accommodations is between 40 and 99m²

  • It is necessary to count a surface of more than 100m² for 10% of rental apartments in Lille


What is the average rent for renting a furnished apartment in Lille? 

The average rent per m² is 16€/sq.m. A tenant will have to provide on average 720€/month to stay in a furnished apartment in Lille. 

It is necessary to count a budget, charges included, of:

  • 475€/month for a studio or a one-bedroom apartment,

  • 630€/month for a two-bedroom apartment,

  • 850€/month for a T3 apartment, including the entire accommodation offered for shared accommodation.

Rents for a furnished apartment in Lille or in its periphery vary greatly depending on the location and type of housing.


Where to find a furnished apartment in Lille?

To find your apartment in Lille, you obviously have to choose its location. We advise you to check the proximity of your accommodation to your place of work or study, the metro station... and the neighborhoods that attract you!

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.< 


Everything you need to know about renting a furnished apartment


Definition of a furnished apartment


A furnished accommodation is a decent accommodation equipped with furniture in sufficient quantity and quality to allow the tenant to sleep, eat and live there properly with regard to the requirements of everyday life.

The decree of August 15, 2015 specifies the furniture and equipment that must be included in a furnished apartment:

  • In the bedrooms or sleeping areas: bedding with a duvet or blanket, shutters or curtains on the windows.

  • In the kitchen or dining area: hotplates, an oven or microwave, a refrigerator, a freezer or freezer compartment in the refrigerator, enough crockery for meals, kitchen utensils.

  • A table and chairs, storage shelves, light fixtures and maintenance equipment (vacuum cleaner, broom, mop, etc.).


The furnished rental lease: the conditions


For furnished rentals, the rules are governed by the law of July 6, 1989:

  • The minimum duration of the lease is set at 1 year, or 9 months if the tenant is a student

  • The notice period for the owner is set at 3 months

  • The notice period for the tenant is set at 1 month

  • The security deposit requested corresponds to a maximum of 2 months' rent, and corresponds to 1 month's rent in the majority of cases.


How to book your furnished apartment in Lille with Studapart? 


Studapart offers more than 5 900 furnished apartments in Lille


To stay in Lille easily, you can rely on Studapart. 

Studapart has been a specialist in furnished rentals for 8 years and offers tenants a dedicated online housing platform. Studapart allows you to book your furnished apartment in Lille online, with or without a visit. You can also subscribe to our home insurance at the time of booking. A multilingual support team (French, English, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin) is available 6 days a week to guide you. The team can also assist you in their discussions with the owner if necessary.

Studapart offers a fast and smooth rental experience to gain mobility. With Studapart, you can quickly book turnkey accommodation from thousands of verified furnished apartment offers. Studapart also offers flawless support upstream and downstream of the reservation.

At Studapart, we believe in a simpler and more human rental experience. On a daily basis, we work to facilitate access to housing for all tenants.

Maëlle M.

Brand manager

Frequently asked questions

What is the average rent for student accommodation in Lille?

For the most part, students looking for student accommodation in Lille are looking for studios from € 444 to € 544

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

Students looking for student accommodation in Lille outside the family home are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of € 494 or a T1, a one-room apartment, with a average rent of € 674. Shared accommodation is also in great demand, since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment in Lille.

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