What is the security deposit and how can you pay it ?

What is a security deposit ?


  • At the start of the stay, the tenant pays a security deposit to the owner in order to handle potential damages that could be caused in the rented appartment, or to its objects.
  • The amount of the security deposit is mentionend on each flat’s web page.
  • The owner will refund the security deposit to the tenant 10 days after the check-out at the latest, after substracting costs of possible works and replacements of damaged or missing goods .


How to pay the security deposit ?


  • In cash.
  • By bank check onto a French bank account, handed in by the start of the stay.
    The check is not cashed and will be given back to the tenant at the end of their stay.
  • By bank transfer, at least 4 days before the start of the contract.
  • By signing a document that authorizes your credit card to be debitted.
    The card will be debitted for a maximum amount mentioned on the apartment’s web page, and only when damages have been noted in the apartment at the moment of the check-out.

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