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Hello, we are a young couple moving to Paris from Luxembourg in September. We are looking for an apartment (furnished or unfurnished) in a safe district close to metro station. Studios are not convenient for us, we are looking for something 50-60 sqm. We both have jobs in Paris, could provide bank proof of financial situation.
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    Metryagain
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    Sunday, June 26 2016, 06:42 AM - #permalink
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    While it's important to be present while searching for accommodation in Paris, you may also need to check out the tips in this piece of content: http://snip.ly/1mf5w Also, try websites like leboncoin, pap.fr or many other Facebook groups out there. And please don't forget to tell friends around. Someone may have some tips to help! Bon courage!
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    Camelia
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    Monday, July 04 2016, 09:36 AM - #permalink
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    Hi Marianna,

    Welcome to Paris ! I'm a relocation expert and home hunter.
    You have many option for housing in Paris. I would start looking around your work location. If you want to have more options, look at your maximum commute time from your work place and visit neighborhoods.
    Remember one of the Golden rule is that your NET income (sum of 2 incomes if you're a couple) has to be at least 3 times superior to your rent with charges. Then you'll have to do the walkthrough and provide a home insurance (both mandatory).

    You can learn more about where to settle-in here : http://www.happyplaceparis.com/paris-neighborhoods-101

    If you need help in the search and settling-in process, I'm available here : camelia@happyplaceparis.com.

    Have a great search,
    Camelia
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    Friday, August 26 2016, 02:42 AM - #permalink
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    Bonjour Marianna,

    With great flats comes with great responsibility! Therefore, you should hire someone to look onto your new flat and see what he/she can do with all the cleaning aspects of your new room. I highly recommend the commercial cleaning process of this folks way back so I'm considering returning my expense on their services anytime this month.

    Also, this list of best apartments in Paris could be useful for you: http://rankofbest.com/France/Paris/apartment/
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    chouchou
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    Monday, September 19 2016, 01:44 PM - #permalink
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    If you rent an empty apartment, the lease term is for a period of 3 years, renewable each year with 3 months' advance notice. You will most often have to furnish the kitchen yourself. An empty apartment is not always cheaper - the rent is based on the neighborhood and the building.

    Realtors are no longer permitted to see your bank statements, unfortunately. It is also illegal for landlords or agencies to ask for payment upfront.

    Legally, you will need to provide a current work contract, show your last 3 payslips, prove you pay taxes in France, provide multi-risk insurance for the apartment, have a French bank account, provide an RIB, and give proof of identity in the form of passports and work visas.
    If you can't provide all of these items, you will need to have either a French bank or a personal representative agree to guarantee one year's worth of rent and charges, which will be blocked in a separate account. You will still need to make monthly payments during the year and will be responsible for paying taxe d'habitation.

    www.seloger.com is the best site for apartment searches.
    The least expensive arrondissements tend to be: 13, 15, 11, 19 and 20.
    Most listings will give you the nearest Metro station, and most are not more than a 10 minute walk away.
    Apartments are arranged differently, and you might try entering 45 m2 instead of 50-60 m2. A lot of times, the extra space is nothing that you can really use effectively.
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