Published on: 14 January 2020
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What different kinds of lessors exist?
The term lessor does not always speak for the tenants. However, it is important to know what kind of landlord rents you a place. There are several types of landlords and they do not have the same requirements or processes. Follow the guide.
The landlord, the tenant's main contact when looking for accommodation
Knowing your lessor
The lessor is a key player in the rental process. In order to make sure that the rental process is carried out in the best possible way, it can help to know the type of lessor you are dealing with. This will allow you to understand his expectations and motivations.
There are indeed several types of lessors and they do not work in the same way. From the CROUS to the private landlord through the residences, you may turn to different kinds of lessors.
Who are they?
Among all types of accommodation, many young people turn to privately owned housing. In this case, the landlord corresponds to this particular owner.
It could be a member of your family, a neighbour or a friend: in short, anyone. The private landlord has a property in which he or she does not live. He therefore wishes to find a tenant to benefit from an income paid by the tenant in the form of rent. He takes care of the management of his property himself.
Turning mistrust into trust
Private landlords manage their property themselves. In France, private owners tend to be cautious towards their tenants. They aim to find the ideal tenant, who will respect the apartment and won’t be reluctant to paying rent. In this attempt, they compare candidates in regard of their application folder, their profile and income. They’re even more careful with students, as they usually don’t have a solid source of income. They also think you’re more likely to damage the place and disturb the neighborhood by painting the town red! It gets all the more tricky convincing the landlord when you don’t have a French guarantor.They can’t be blamed! Purchasing property is a life’s investment and no one would take that lightly. Most french landlords have only one apartment to rent besides from their own home, so it is important to them.
Studapart was born in light of these struggles: we wanted exchanges between landlords and tenants to happen in goodwill. If both lessors and tenants make an effort on understanding and respecting each other, things can get a lot easier on both sides! And the Guarantee brought by Studapart is there to raise the aloofness the landlord might have and encourage mutual trust.
Another kind of lessor: private students residences
What are they?
Private residences are another type of property in the private rental stock, an alternative to public CROUS residences. They’re a bit more pricey, but they’re far better equipped and comfortable to stay in. These residences offer a range of services that can really help as a newcomer to France. Generally, they’re also more accustomed to accommodating international students, and allow you to book your room in shorter delays than the CROUS. You can book an accommodation in a student residence directly through the Studapart platform.
Understanding the processes of residences
If you choose this type of accommodation, you will be in contact with the reservation service of the private residence. Their way of proceeding is often similar from one residence to another. You will have to provide your rental application, details and information about your guarantor.
However, it should be noted that each residence may have its own specificities.
Studapart is an excellent to find accommodation in a student residence. We have established solid partnerships with these establishments and know exactly how each one works. The residences trust us and entrust us with 80,000 homes every year. Studapart acts as a link between the tenant and the residence and assists them in putting together their application. Put the odds in your favor and consult all of our residences!
Real estate agencies aren't a very popular option
What do real estate agencies do?
Real estate agencies are intermediaries between landlords and tenants. Landlords delegate management of their property to real estate agencies. During their search for accommodation, tenants exchange with the agency and not directly with the private owner.
Real estate agencies can be a solution
The management service provided by agencies is paid by both tenants and landlords since the ALUR law. This extra cost for the owner can sometimes be added to the rent.
30 to 40% of the transactions on the market are done with real estate agencies.
Real estate agencies are often reluctant to interact with foreign tenants. The absence of a French guarantor is an administrative difficulty that real estate agencies prefer to avoid. With its Guarantee, Studapart allows international tenants to have access to the accommodation managed by our partner agencies.