Seasonal rentals, which are appreciated by visiting customers, seem to attract a whole new category of customers.
In fact, some future buyers are now deciding to temporarily rent out properties in the heart of the future region of purchase. This makes it easier for them to immerse themselves in the city and the neighbourhood, while at the same time making it easier for them to find their dream house or apartment. As a result, future buyers are more confident in their choice and take the decision to buy more serenely.
The rental period, linked to the type of residence
Seasonal rentals, although more and more trendy, must respect certain notions of time. Indeed, the latter cannot exceed 90 days, i.e. 3 consecutive months for the same tenant.
Also, the duration of the rental must be in accordance with the type of residence: primary or secondary. The rental contract for the main residence is more regulated than that for the secondary residence.
The main residence
Occupied for a minimum of 8 months per year, its rental period must be less than 4 months. Thus, it does not give rise to any declaration with the municipality - except for certain municipalities such as Paris, Bordeaux and Nice - insofar as the dwelling constitutes the lessor's main residence.
The second home
Occupied less than 8 months per year, its rental period can therefore be longer than 4 months.
In this case, a declaration to the municipality is mandatory, sometimes even a request for authorization is necessary. This is indeed the case for towns with more than 200,000 inhabitants or for certain other municipalities by prefectoral decision.
Furnishing of seasonal rentals
Also called "tourist furnished accomodation", the seasonal rental necessarily offers to its customers a well-equipped property and, at least, equipped with bedding, storage space, a refrigerator as well as any other type of furniture essential to the comfort of the tenant.