Differences between medium and long term rentals in France

As a registered owner on MorningCroissant, you can rent out your property for medium terms (a few months), long terms (one year and more) or both.

A medium term rental is mainly characterized by:
  • a lease limited in time, from date to date (e.g. mobility lease or lease under civil law); 
  • the fact that the property does not necessarily constitute the tenant's primary residence.
NB: a decision of the Court of Cassation of 18/02/21 specifies that renting out a furnished premises for residential use twice in less than a year constitutes a change of use, except in the case of a mobility lease  ("bail mobilité") or the renting of the main residence of the lessor for a maximum period of four months. Learn more

Conversely, a classic long-term rental (furnished lease under the ALUR law - "loi ALUR") is characterized by: 

The rental commission differs between the various types of rental because the ALUR law requires the owner to pay at least the same level of commission as the tenant upon rental.
This is compensated by the fact that tenants stay for longer periods of time.
These costs are capped according to the property's surface area and city:

Medium-term rental Long-term rental
Duration : a few months Duration : one year and more
Lease (mobility or civil lease) from date to date Lease (ALUR law) tacitly renewable
The property does not necessarily constitute the tenant's main residence The property constitutes the tenant's main residence
Owner fees
4,5% of rents paid
if mobility lease : + 8€, 10€ or 12€/m2 rental fee depending on cities
Owner fees
8€, 10€ or 12€/m2 rental fee depending on cities + 4,5% of rents paid
Unpaid Rent Guarantee offered
Coverage up to 24,000€
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Unpaid Rent Guarantee offered
Coverage up to 70,000€
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