|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.
|One third of the monthly rent is required to be wired to our account in France in order to seal the booking from
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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
|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
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...
||As per contract
||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.