Loi Alur Benefits for Renter of French Real Estate Benefit Number One

When you rent French real estate at this time it is customary that the renter pays the real estate agent the equivalent of one or two months rent for the services offered.

According to David Rodrigues, jurist at Association nationale de défense des consommateurs et usagers, soon due to changes in the French housing law (Loi Alur) French real estate agents, will now charge a fee calculated on the square meter size of the property and this amount will vary by region in France.

This could lead to a substantial reduction for some renters, however, it depends on the area you live in since sometimes this new calculation can end up that your are paying more than in the old system.