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It's not easy to get a roof over your head these days. You are probably aware that the real estate situation in France is very complicated, with borrowing rates having increased dramatically over the last 2 years.
Since then, the number of purchases has been decreasing, which also impacts the rental world. This is without forgetting that the explosion in the costs of construction materials has also significantly reduced the construction of new housing.
Thus, the French are forced to turn to rental, while trying to meet the expectations of owners which are ever higher, to the point of sometimes having to falsify their files.
What is the rental tension score??
Following these difficulties, a study by the site LocService calculated the rental stress score, which helps determine how difficult it is to rent accommodation in a specific area.
By taking the ratio between the number of candidates for renting accommodation and the number of offers available, we obtain a rental tension score, which increased from 2.71 in 2022 to 3.35 in 2023 across the country. This means that there is on average only one rental offer when more than 3 people need to rent accommodation.
If the figure is already impressive at nationally, the ratio becomes absolutely ridiculous in these cities.
The 8 cities in France where rental tension is the highest
Contrary to what one might believe at first glance, Paris is not the city where rental tension is the highest. It is rather the capital of Brittany which wins the prize, Rennes having had a rental tension score of 9.79 in 2023.
Lyon is not much higher far away with a score of 9.76, while Annecy takes third place with 8.83 applicants for an ad. Paris is obviously not left out with a ratio of 7.18, while the northern capital Lille has a score of 5.25.
Obviously, it is not We must not forget an insidious problem which is also that of second homes, or even abandoned buildings. Rental tension is obviously a problem with multiple origins, which is likely to increase even more in future years.
- A study by the site LocService calculated the rental stress score, which helps determine how difficult it is to rent a home in a specific area
- By doing the ratio between the number of candidates for renting accommodation and the number of offers available, we obtain a rental tension score.
- In France, this is 3.35 while the city where the tension is the greatest is Rennes with a ratio of 9.79
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