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This "rule" is imposed on all tenants even though it is not obligatory

Many people come up against this problem. this selection criterion, but it is not included in any official text.

This disconcerts a lot of people. Finding accommodation is often a long obstacle course, especially in big cities. Reach à landing a favorite house or apartment is not an easy thing as the conditions vary. fill to obtain a roof are numerous. And this, without mentioning the subjectivity of the subject. of the owner's choice when he/she has two identical files.

To decide what to do who he will rent his property, this cannot (theoretically) be based on age, gender, sexual orientation , physical appearance, disability, religion or even the political opinions of the candidate. But for the latter, it is difficult to prove that it is ' Because of one of these criteria it was not implemented. retained.

This "rule" is imposed on all tenants even though it is not obligatory

On the other hand, an owner can do anything. makes your choice &agrav; in light of the financial situation of the suitor. The type of contract (CDI, CDD, temporary), the presence or absence of a guarantor and, above all, the income of the future tenant are thus determining factors. . If he judges that the resources are insufficient, the lessor is within his right to refuse to rent his property to the applicant. This is not considered as discriminatory according to the site service-public.fr while the texts indicate that no person can be refused the rental of accommodation for a discriminatory reason. ;quot;, including their "economic situation".

If the vagueness remains on this point, it also persists on the very rule often applied by owners and real estate agencies: have a net salary three times higher than the amount of rent to be able to qualify for housing. A criterion which, most of the time, results in a skimming of a good number of files, leaving as many candidates in the cold. 

This "standard" has been established    from statistics which estimate à 30% the share of housing in the budget. To prevent tenants from finding themselves in the red and, therefore, incapacitated; to pay, lessors prefer those who fall into this category (very often with a guarantor). However, nothing in the law obliges them to tenants à earn triple the rent they pay. This is simply entered; in the customs and has become common use.

A practice which, although it does not further ensure that owners pay rent, should intensify. According to the latest figures, 1 in 30 tenants are more than 30 days late on payment, compared to 1 in 100 in 2019.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116