For your listening pleasure, the musical accompaniment on this page is chanson d'amour.
- Enjoy!
Hello,
This page might be of help to you if you are planning a stay in one of our apartments or if this is your first contact.: The
frequently
asked questions
are answered under the following sections.Please read these and preferably print some of it before you come to
Paris. We look forward to welcoming you.
INTERESTED IN BOOKING A UNIT (terms and conditions)

only valid for
direct tenants  and clients
If you are a Lodgis or Paris Attitude client or any other agency client and have booked our appartment via them, please
refer to the contract YOUR AGENCY has drawn up as those are the terms applicable to you.
Online or Viewing
Pictures vs reality
Most of our bookings are done in advance and without any apartment viewing or visits as most of the students
live abroad. Apart from a few studios the bulk of our apartments are offered as flatshares; If you have NEVER
lived in a student flatshare you might find this cautionary note useful.
Kindly note the pictures on the website are taken when the apartment has NO TENANTS living in there.
However if you move in with other flatmates you have to imagine what it will look like once the lived-in factor
comes in; how neat or clean the apartment is or how cluttered or not depends on the current set in place. If you
suffer from any phobias or have manic cleanliness requirements perhaps you should reconsider being in a
flatshare with students. The students organise the cleaning amongst themselves and in general we do not
interfere. The pictures are put in good faith and are definitely REAL.
Viewing of rooms or apartments when necessary is organized by putting you in touch with the current tenant;
WE have NO EMPLOYEES - We are the direct owners and do not have any agency .  We accommodate 300
students per year and have been renting for the past 13 years; the website www.centralparisrentals.com is
over TEN years ago. We do not spend on marketing our apartments -  we are recommended by our current
tenants, several schools and generally have a lot of ear-to mouth repeat business. We personally meet all our
tenants and all our tenants come to our home when they need signatures; attestations etc; we are a husband
and wife team and basically a small family business we started from scratch 13 years ago.
BOOKING
PROCEDURE
One third of the monthly rent is required to be wired to our account in France in order to seal the booking from
both sides.

We will send the bank coordinates and  information to you by email> The bank-to-bank transfer is the safest
method of transfer as your banker can cheque the credentials of the account you are wiring to.
This is an advance on rent - it is not lost nor is it a booking fee - it is credited to you as rent received for the
first month.  The rest of the deposit and rent is expected on the first day or your arrival at the apartment.
In case you want to book an appartment or room send the following information as a first step
name, address your phone your parents phone - your date of birth, nationality, email and your phone, name of
institution and address of where you will be studying or working
PS - even if you are a major we still need some number in case of a medical emergency or something.

PS 2 Whether you book our apartment or not I would advise you not to send money in any other manner. I
have had tenants who have come to come to me after being  scammed first by people who said they were
renting for their aunt and money was sent to London or Africa bec so called missionary there etc etc, Beware of
all these stories.  
CONTRACT
French/English model of contract
Over and above what is mentioned in the contract please note that we provide COMPLEMENTARY  
use of  internet - cable TV - electrical appliances - telephone subscriptions in GOOD FAITH.

We provide a
valid subscription and connection for internet - cable tv and Phone - this is provided
in good faith and is complementary. But that is all that we can offer you. We can give you some tips
in English and provide some help over the phone but that is all.   

We do not however guarantee anything in terms of internet - cable tv and phone services - except
a valid subscription to France telecom/Orange or Darty or Free who are our service providers. We
think they are the best on the market and have chosen them.

However ANY malfunctioning Internet, cable TV or Phone will not result in any decrease in rent nor
refund nor any impact on rent.

Also note that we do not provide any technical assistance and are not qualified specialists. Our
operators have a paid service that you can call on for help.
see Internet help below.
PAYMENTS
When is Rent Due - On the 1st of every month - You have to bring cash or cheques to our residence or do a
bank transfer.  If you want us to collect it - there will be a surcharge of 20 euros each time.  

When is Deposit Returned - upon departure  - in general a few days after your departure by bank tranfer, but it
can take up to 2 weeks, especially in summer. In France the landlord may take upto one month.
Tenant INSURANCE
Our apts will be no longer insured by us at the end of 2013. This is because it is quite difficult for landlords like
us to get an insurance which will insure the apartment and our furniture as well as the tenants's belongings.
The only insurance company which was doing it, Generali, no longer wants to do it, and they are making it very
long and painful to settle claims.
That is why for new contracts we will ask our tenants to insure their personal belongings and the apartment in a
"assurance habitation" package which you can purchase at any insurance company or bank and maybe
through your university if you are a student. These packages are quite cheap for students under 25 euros.
OTHER IMPORTANT
TERMS
Internet + TV + phone :
- we guarantee that there is a subscription for Internet connection, telephone, TV for the apartment, with a well known
operator (with a hot line), and that we pay for the subscription
- we are not responsible for disruption of service for whatever reason, and we do not guarantee the tenant against any
disruption of service
- in case of disruption of service, the tenant should call the hotline (with the information on contract that are provided by us)
- in case the hotline is only in French and the tenant does not speak French we can assist them

Washing machine and other appliances :
We put new machines in the apartment with a 5 year warranty; in case of a problem we call the technician and organize an
appointment (usually between Monday and Saturday, on a morning slot : 8 am to 1 pm or afternoon slot : noon to 7 pm); so
we need the tenants to be slightly active by giving us time slots for the next 2 weeks before we can make a call and set up
an appointment with a technician.
In no way can we be held responsible for the problems encountered or the time wasted.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT PROVIDE SERVICED APARTMENTS OR HOTEL TYPE SERVICES. TENANTS RENTING OUR
APPTS SHOULD BE CAPABLE OF MAKING CALLS TO DARTY ETC IN CASE OF REPAIR REQUIRED FOR ANY APPLIANCE UNDER
GUARANTEE,  CHANGE BULBS, LOOK UP INSTRUCTION MANUALS IF YOU ARE NOT SURE ON HOW TO USE THE WASHING
MACHINE ETC, CLEAN THE APARTMENT REGULARLY AND GENERALLY BE DEBROUILLARDE ie BE RESOURCEFUL AND
MATURE.
Bulbs :
Tenants should change bulbs in the apartment themselves - Tenants have to pay for these.

Other problems (electricity, plumbing) :
We guarantee to quickly react to problems mentioned by tenants, with the help of our electricians / plumbers / other
specialists; the tenant will let these specialists come to their apartment; we do have a spare key of the apartment in order
to be able to let specialists go in and fix problems in case of emergency

Insects / mice / other animals :
we guarantee that we subscribe to contracts with major providers to put products against insects, mice, ..., but are not
responsible in case some of these animals are found in the apartments.
We will react to problems by providing products and devices to keep them away and by asking our contractors to come
again to the building. In Paris it is possible that there are mosquitoes, mice (in basically all old buildgs), fireflies...
DURATION
As per contract
Other Questions
Visas - we cannot help with that sorry
Pets - Sorry no pets
Can I prolong my stay - If i do not have a booking already - then yes -prorata rent
Can I shorten my stay once booked - No - as a rule No but depends on the circumstances. If your contract's
duration is 4 months or more, one month's notice is required. If your contract's duration is less than 4 months,
we can not shorten the duration of the contract, and you must pay the rent till the end of the original contract,
unless you or we find a replacement till the end of your original contract.
AMENITIES
AMENITIES
We provide linen and towels (home washed Ikea linen and towels), as well as
cutlery, pots and pans
INTERNET
- Do I have to bring along my own computer : yes, we do not provide computers
- What do I need to connect to the Internet ? use the connection name and code
displayed on the internet box
WASHING MACHINE/DRYER
- Usage instructions
TELEPHONE & ANSWERING MACHINE
- Calls to landlines in many countries (Western Europe, Northern America, ...) are
included in the subscription
- Calls to some mobiles (USA, Canada only) are also included
- Depending on the operator, a specific number will allow you to access to the
apartment landline's voicemail
- Receiving calls from anywhere in this world is free
CABLE TV/TELEVISION
Channels available
GARBAGE & RECYCLING
Where it is deposited : in the hallway of your building, on the ground floor, there
is/are a/some bin(s), at least one for general waste, and, depending on the
building, maybe other bins for recycling as well.
CLEANING & MAID SERVICES
- Not available
- some resources
TOILETRIES
Sorry - No toiletries are available - Please bring along toothpaste/shampoo/toilet
paper etc - Towels are provided.
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS + EMERGENCY NUMBERS
English Speaking Directory (24/24) 7/7
118 247
 
f you have some sort of EMERGENCY ...like you are
locked out, plumbing problem or electricity problem
:please send us an email
and please call on 0142604530 and/or 0662490904  
and leave a message
If you can not reach us, call :
0646008018 & 0620770154 Hicham speaks French,
his nephew on 0753133673 speaks a little bit English
0617375016 SEBASTIEN general assistance speaks
French and English

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES call any one else
Please always leave some indication of your unit name or address or name.
Do not just say I am your tenant because I have several and this will not
help.

Also state the problem (do not just say it is urgent), state your urgency.

In particular if there is water leaking, evaluate if it is a really serious problem
that must be solved immediately or if it can wait till the following morning (in
case you can put something for example to collect the water and preventing
real damages).

IF IT CAN WAIT TILL THE FOLLOWING MORNING PLEASE DO NOT CALL
US BETWEEN 9 PM AND 9 AM
 
DEPARTURE
   
Return of the Deposit
The deposit is wired to you usually 2 or 3 days later (give us slightly more days if it is at Christmas time or
New Year's Eve please or over summer holidays, when it can take up to 2 weeks). Please ensure we have
complete banking coordinates (and send us an email with your name followed by "banking details" in the
subject line, so it is easy to trace) : bank account holder's name, IBAN (International Bank Account Number)
and BIC (also known as your bank's SWIFT code); if acct in France, a full RIB will do
Please understand it is not easy for us to give your deposit back to you in cash at the time of your
departure, so we almost never do it
Handing over the Key
All the keys have to be handed over - If any key is missing, we will have to change the lock and withhold your
deposit. I
Time of Departure
You have to leave by 11am latest unless prior permission has been obtained - please inform us way in
advance (like one week, so we can plan it) of the exact time when you will be ready to leave and hand over
the keys...bags packed and out of the apartment
If you are planning to leave before 7.30 am please arrange to have keys dropped. We can only send
someone from 7.30 am to 7:30 pm; for any odd hours If you want someone to come by, it will have to be
organized and you may have to pay for it if it can not be organized without the intervention of someone at
odd hourse
Cleaning Up
You have to leave the apartment clean. In particular all your personal belongings, food and garbage must
be out of the flat. All the remote controls must be next to the devices. The Internet box, phone, TV and TV
decoders must be in place, plugged and working. The lights must also be working. The mailbox keys must be
handed over with all your key sets.
Please understand that if it takes a lot of time to put the apartment back to normal after your departure, you
will be charged for that.
FIRST CONTACT
Sending an email
(Prefered contact)
centralparisrentals@yahoo.com

You can use the
contact form if you like or just send me an email on
centralparisrentals@yahoo.com indicating  the following information:
Name - Email - your approximate budget Duration of stay - number of people
(if possible age and relationship) ie 1 couple , kids 2 and 10 etc etc
I can then make suggestions
centralparisrentals@yahoo.com
My Coordinates

Please favour email and only call if you are already a tenant and it is an
emergency.
ONLY IF YOU ARE ALREADY A TENANT AND IN A CRITICAL LIFE AND
DEATH SITUATION - ONLY THEN MAY YOU USE THESE PHONE NUMBERS
0662490904 OR 0142604530
 
Have you looked at the Dates and Rates Page -
 
Who we are - We
are the happy
owners of these
apartments: a
husband wife
team... Francis
Ledru and Roxanne
Godiwalla
Roxanne Godiwalla or Roxanne Ledru is a graduate of the European school of
Management or ESCP/EAP. Before that Xavier's College - Bombay -
Parsi/Indian/French/Parisian...
worked as a management consultant and in Telecom's at Alcatel. Then stayed
at home during maternity leave and furnished one apartment...it went well,
then the second and so on and then never returned to Alcatel. Roxanne
speaks English, French Hindi, Spanish...Repsonsible for putting all the crazy
music on the website and takes bad pictures. Your first contact.

Francis Ledru is x-mines and has a masters from Stanford University He
currently works as a managment consultant - He is the guy you see when you
have an Internet problem - Need a CAF attestation and rent matters - Francis
speaks Russian, German, English French. He is French but nice...His favourite
game is Monopoly. ..For the rest of the story..you will have to wait till you get
to Paris.