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Get ready to settle in. 

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Actual charges

This time it’s not an estimate, but the actual amount of rental charges. When you pay your charges with a provision for charges, you pay the actual charges.

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ALS

Standing for “social housing allowance”, it’s allocated by the CAF for non government-regulated dwellings.

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APL

It stands for “personalized housing allowance”. It’s the most common housing allowance, and it’s allocated by the CAF for government-regulated dwellings.

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Asking to get your security deposit back

Request for restitution of the rental deposit when you leave your accommodation.

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Asking to make improvement works

Asking permission to make important construction works. 

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Asking to sublet

Asking permission to sublet your apartment.

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Building management office

It’s an organization or a group of owners accounting for the joint tenancy. They’re in charge of invoicing service charges, hiring contractors for renovations, ensure maintenance, sign contracts...

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CAF

It stands for “Caisse des Allocations Familiales”, which can translate to “Family Allowance Fund”. It’s the organization that allocates housing allowances to tenants.

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Cancelling your home insurance

Terminating your contract with your home insurance company. 

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Closing your bank account

Requesting an account closure. 

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CROUS

It stands for Centre Régional des Oeuvres Universitaires et Scolaires, which roughly translates to “regional center of academic charity”. In a nutshell, it’s a public organization offering services aiming to simplify student life, such as housing in residences, student canteens with very affordable meals, scholarships...


 

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Formal notice for restitution of the rental deposit

If your landlord leaves your reminders unanswered, you can send him a formal notice as last resort.

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