Real estate: tenants have trouble finding accommodation
Some tenants look for accommodation for many months before finding accommodation, despite stable incomes and open-ended contracts. – (France 2)
Some tenants look for accommodation for many months before finding accommodation, despite stable incomes and open-ended contracts.
South of La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime), a family that arrived in the region nine months ago bought a bungalow with a loan for temporary accommodation. The parents, both on permanent contracts, earn around 4,000 euros net per month. However, the couple failed to view a single rental property. After nine months of searching, they finally found a small house to rent. This struggle is shared by many French people. In Lyon (Rhône), 30-year-old Alizée, with a contract for an indefinite period, cannot find accommodation with her 2,000 euros net per month.
“The market is blocked”
According to one agency, one of the reasons for this shortage is the difficult access to property. “People could buy more easily with 1% rates, so they let their homes go (…) we could rent again“, explains Anaïs Khalatbari, real estate agent at “Arche gestion”. For her “the market is blocked, for sale or rentTwo months after starting the search, Alizée still has not found accommodation.