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House Share - how does it work?

It is sometimes difficult for someone, whether he or she is an exchange student or has a part time job, to rent a place where he has to show proof of stable income. Colocation City strives to ease this process and allow anyone to live in a place that feels home. How to get a room from Colocation City? What part of the rent am I responsible for? What happens if someone deteriorates the shared places (living room, kitchen…)? … 

You will find here all the answers of the frequently asked questions.

 

House Share - how does it work?

It is sometimes difficult for someone, whether he or she is an exchange student or has a part time job, to rent a place where he has to show proof of stable income. Colocation City strives to ease this process and allow anyone to live in a place that feels home. How to get a room from Colocation City? What part of the rent am I responsible for? What happens if someone deteriorates the shared places (living room, kitchen…)? … 

You will find here all the answers of the frequently asked questions.

 

1. How to get a room from Colocation City ?

The first thing is to contact a Colocation City agent in order to schedule a visit of the rooms that may interest you. It is best to come to the visits with a complete application in hand to avoid losing your spot if someone applies before you. If you already found a room online that suits you and you don’t feel the need to visit it, you can reserve your room by sending a complete application by post or via email. You will find all the information on the contact page.

 If you are an exchange student, a complete application should contain the following elements:

  • A copy of a valid ID (passport).
  • A copy of the letter of admission from your school.
  • A proof of domicile (utility bills of less than 3 months).
  • If you are living at your parents’ or at anyone else’s, please provide :
    • A proof of domicile of your parents (utility bills of less than 3 months) or the person’s house you are living at.
    • A letter from your parents or from this person stating that you are living with them (click here for an example).
    • A copy of their ID.
    • A complete and signed copy of the “guaranty of payments” document allowing your parents to guaranty your rent payments in case of default.
    • A copy of your parents’ last three payslip.

Note that if for some reason, there are some documents you are unable to provide, please contact a Colocation City agent and they will assist you in your application process.

If you are an expatriate working in France, a complete application should contain the following elements :

  • A copy of a valid ID (passport).
  • A proof of domicile (utility bills of less than 3 months).
  • A copy of your last three payslip.

Once your complete application received, Colocation City will provide you with your lease agreement. Once signed, the tenant will visit the house for a complete check of the house and furniture. Once the check is done, the tenant gets his keys and is ready to move in !

2. What are the characteristics of a house share lease agreement (rent, charges, length…) ?

A house share lease agreement differs from a classic rental agreement in the fact that it defines both the private spaces and the shared spaces in the house.

The private space is usually the room rented and its en-suite bathroom. The tenant is the sole owner of the key for this space. He is also the only one who is responsible for this space in case of deterioration.

The shared space is all that is not private : living room, kitchen, wash-house laundry…Everyone is responsible for the shared places. For this reason, through a charter in the lease agreement, all housemates commit to use the house as a responsible person and not to deteriorate voluntarily any common space or furniture. (Click here to view the charter)   

Monthly payments include two things: rent and charges. The charges cover all the payments and taxes coming from the common use of a house, so that the tenants don’t have to spend any more money that the rent and the charges. It includes:

  • Utility bills : gaz, electricity, fuel, water.
  • Internet, TV and phone subscription
  • Weekly cleaning services for houses of 5 rooms and more (shared spaces only)
ATTENTION : All tenants are only responsible for their rent and their charges only. If one of the tenants happens to leave the house in the middle of the year, and few rooms become empty, it goes without saying that the rent and charges of the remaining tenants are NOT modified, they DO NOT have to compensate for the leaving tenants.

The minimum length for the lease agreement is one year. Tenants or landlords can freely put an end to the lease at anytime as long as they contact each other by mail at least one month before the departure date . If no one wishes to terminate the contract, the lease is tacitly renewed for one more year at the anniversary date of the lease.

3. What are the deposits for? What happens in case of house deterioration ?

  • The deposits depend on the room type and usually equals to one month rent with charges. This amount is not charged by Colocation City and will only be used in case of deterioration. If the shared spaces are deteriorated then the reparation costs are split equally between the tenants.
  • If for instance the TV in the living room is broken, and if there are 4 tenants in the house, each tenant’s deposit will be deducted by ¼ of the replacing costs of the TV, unless one tenant communicates to Colocation City that he is the only responsible for the damage. In the later, this one person will be the only one to be charged for the replacing costs. Of course, tenants will never be charged for any damages that are not their responsibilities; these damages are being taken care of by the landlord.