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Major rental housing platform Airbnb announced on August 25th that it will be collecting tourist tax from guests renting accommodation through them in Paris and giving it to the city, starting October 1st. Until now, site users offering their property for rent were meant to collect the tax from guests and relay it to the […]

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A study has found that most French cities have suffered a price decline in the rental market. The capital is an exception, with discrepancies noted according to property size. Trends observed in 2014 have intensified. In the first half of 2015 rents all over France fell by 1.7% on average, based on a study by […]

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Paris is about to inaugurate a rent cap, the first of its kind in France. For many real estate professionals, the imminent change raises serious concerns that investors will be discouraged and the market will destabilize. There is also the sense that, good intentions aside, the law will hurt the very people it was intended […]

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Question: I have recently bought an apartment that included a chambre de bonne, with the intention of renting that out separately. The room has its own toilet and shower, and  from what I understood about city regulations, was large enough to be rented out for residential use. But when I was showing it to interested […]

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