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Rent control: the town hall of Paris shows the first successes of its reporting platform


For the past month, the city of Paris has been responsible for enforcing the rules that apply to owners. After already 142 reports, the first formal notices will be sent on Monday.

Barely a month of existence and already the first results, which some will consider convincing.

The Paris City Hall platform for reporting apartments with excessively high rents has collected 142 reports since January 1, 2023. Prior to this date, rent control was the responsibility of the Île-de- France, which had only collected 120 reports in four years.

The municipality has a close relationship with its inhabitants that a prefecture does not have

”, explains Ian Brossat, the housing assistant of the town hall of Paris, to our colleagues from the



The hunt for rents that are too high in relation to market benchmarks was inaugurated on July 1, 2019 in Paris, after the promulgation of a law by the government of Édouard Philippe in 2018. But while specialists in the sector estimate that a third Parisian rents exceed the reference thresholds, a dozen owners have been sanctioned to date.

The mayor of Paris and its communist deputy for housing have made this totem of the left one of their hobbyhorses.

At the very end of last year, they obtained from the State services a transfer of competence on the question.

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Among the 142 reports recorded on the town hall platform as of January 31, 86% concern studios and two-room apartments.

The most affected arrondissements are the 11th, 20th and 18th.

Ian Brossat specifies however that if we report the number of reports to the population of the arrondissement, it is the Paris Center sector (1ᵉʳ, 2ᵉ, 3ᵉ and 4ᵉ arrondissements) which finds itself the most concerned by rents outside regulatory framework, with a report for less than 8,000 inhabitants.

The hardest part remains to be done for the Parisian executive now: sanction owners who do not respect the framework.

Ian Brossat tells the


that ten letters of formal notice will be sent this Monday.

Landlords are ordered to repay the overpayment and regularize the rent.

They have two months to do so.

Beyond this deadline, the lessor is liable to a fine of up to 5,000 euros.

Source: lefigaro

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