What is a contrat de bail in French real estate?

In French real estate a contrat de bail is a lease, in which one party called ‘le bailleur’ (typically called the Lessor in English) grants the right to another party called ‘le Locataire’ in French (typically called the Lessor in English) the right of use of a piece of real estate property for a certain period of time for a payment of money called loyer in French (or rent in English).

Important: Make sure you get proper legal advice before you sign a contrat de bail in France to make sure you fully understand your rights and obligations.

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