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Is it possible to negotiate the price of a rental home if it is through a realtor? We can ask here in the US and of course sometimes the answer is no but it is still ok to ask. Just wondering what the protocol is in France. Thank you!

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Hi Nora !

Usually this kind of thing is not to be negociated. Still, if the flat/house you want to rent needs refreshing (painting or wall papers or anything else) this can be discussed especially if the previous renters stayed over 10 years .You are then meant to "do it yourself" and you might have one month off, sometimes (when there is a greal deal to do) you can obtain up to 2 months bargain But if the owner thinks it's OK as it is, well I doubt you can find any compromise.

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Usually this kind of thing is not to be negociated. Still, if the flat/house you want to rent needs refreshing (painting or wall papers or anything else) this can be discussed especially if the precious renters stayed over 10 years .You are then meant to "do it yourself" and you might have one month off, sometimes (when there is a greal deal to do) you can obtain up to 2 months bargain But if the owner thinks it's OK as it is, well I doubt you can find any compromise.

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Thank you Frankie! Also is it usually required to have a deposit, first month and last month paid before move in?

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Thank you Frankie! Also is it usually required to have a deposit, first month and last month paid before move in?

Well you have one month deposit and it has nothing to do with the rental . You will pay your first /last month just the same . The deposit is to compensate any deterioration during your stay in the flat/house.

You have to be very careful with 'holes in the wall".

The deposit will be given back to you when you leave if all is clean and in a good state. The owner has 2 full months (from date to date) to give it back :

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Well you have one month deposit and it has nothing to do with the rental . You will pay your first /last month just the same . The deposit is to compensate any deterioration during your stay in the flat/house.

You have to be very careful with 'holes in the wall".

The deposit will be given back to you when you leave if all is clean and in a good state. The owner has 2 full months (from date to date) to give it back :

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No time to check my spelling ... but hopfully no more precious instead of previous !!LOL!
Thanks again for info Frankie! I ignore spelling mistakes because I'm usually on my phone and make mistakes all the time!

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This site will explain the basics to you regarding rental. It doesn't completely answer your situation but will give you a starting point:

http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/np/fran...ess_france.pdf

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Is it possible to negotiate the price of a rental home if it is through a realtor? We can ask here in the US and of course sometimes the answer is no but it is still ok to ask. Just wondering what the protocol is in France. Thank you!
No, it isn't usually negociable unless as previously stated the landlord gives you a month gratuit because the place needs redecorating.

To the contrary this may give out the impression that you were pressed for cash so not good to secure a French rental agreement and I wouldn't advise anyone looking for rented property in France to pitch in with a lower offer.

The rent is what it is whether this is advertised privately or via an immobilier. You will pay one month rental as a deposit + the frais d'agence if you use an agent + one month's rent in advance.

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Thank you Hils!

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No, it isn't usually negociable unless as previously stated the landlord gives you a month gratuit because the place needs redecorating.

To the contrary this may give out the impression that you were pressed for cash so not good to secure a French rental agreement and I wouldn't advise anyone looking for rented property in France to pitch in with a lower offer.

The rent is what it is whether this is advertised privately or via an immobilier. You will pay one month rental as a deposit + the frais d'agence if you use an agent + one month's rent in advance.
Thank you for the info!

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