The French tax authorities have introduced a new obligation to declare occupancy of property located in France. If you own a property in France, this declaration is compulsory even if you live abroad.
Writing the right ad that will allow you to rent or sell your property quickly is not an easy task… Here are some tips to help you stand out from the competition in the real estate market! We also share a study we conducted to tell you on which site you should post your ad to rent or sell for sure.
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Contrary to popular belief, you can’t store whatever you want in every garage! With the explosion of storage spaces and furniture storage, everyone wants to rent out their garage to make money. Some configurations can get you into a lot of trouble, whether you are a landlord or a tenant. The rules regarding storage change … Read more
Theft with or without breaking and entering a parking lot or garage has become commonplace. Do you know how many times a year your car park is visited for the purpose of scouting ? What to do in case of theft but above all how to secure access to the common car park, deter thieves and protect your garages, boxes and warehouses. This is the purpose of this article, to help you better understand the risks.
You’ve probably already experienced it: parking in the city can become a real headache. Between going around the neighbourhood more than 15 times, traffic jams at peak times, expensive private car parks… but also FPS (post-parking packages) which have already reached many motorists !
📢 WARNING : you must not use the Parkmatch application anymore
Due to numerous reports of bad experiences, we recommend that you no longer use Parkmatch services ; click here to learn more.
Do you have a waterproofing or humidity problem in your garage ? First, if you are a tenant, we recommend that you install a moisture absorber. Count only about twenty euros to absorb some of the moisture and protect your boxes.
Moisture is in the walls
We note on the real estate market that garages built in the 60s to 80s are generally semi underground. At the time, builders did not systematically apply a layer of tarred plaster to protect walls in contact with soil.
First, you must remove dust and then wash the walls with bleach to remove mold. Then use expansive foam to fill any holes and cracks in the walls. We recommend that you drill a hole in the wall to add a ventilation grid communicating with the outside to encourage airflow. Apply a first thick coat (about 2 mm) of waterproofing plaster to cover the humidity of the blocks. Allow to dry for 24 hours before applying a second coat on the wall.
In the event of a major storm, water can enter your garage and cause residual moisture. One solution to this problem is to use an adhesive sealing strip around the garage door.
We share with you Christopher’s bad experience with a high-flying bad tenant. This article is also an opportunity to give you tips and advice to help you manage this kind of situation.
To rent a parking space or a garage, an owner is ready to do anything thinking only about profitability. It’s human to want to rent all your spaces at all costs to reassure yourself. But when a badly paying tenant arrives in your environment you have to be firm and very reactive to get out without too much damage. All landlord investors know that there are more and more “bad payers” on the market. This term broadly defines any tenant who will make you suffer from rent payment problems (late payment, non-payment, degradation, illegal occupation, etc…).
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Speed should not be confused with haste, especially when there is money at stake.
Unfortunately, a wise member of our club got screwed. By what we can define as an expert in bad payment or even an expert living in the hooks of the French society ; knowing many methods to deceive people… Any experience, good or bad, is good to take in order to move forward and learn from one’s mistakes. It seemed essential to us to tell you about this extreme case.
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Many garage lots from the 60s and 70s are currently up for sale. Ageing owners prefer to sell their garages rather than continue to devote time to rental management. All these old buildings have asbestos cement roofs, which may contain asbestos. Be very careful when buying to avoid losing a lot of money !
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It’s not easy to manage your rentals on a daily basis. The situation becomes more complicated if you own a property located far from your home. We present three solutions to help you in your remote rental management !
The solution that costs the landlord the most is the real estate agency.
An intermediate solution is to use an online management company.
Finally the most economical solution is an idea implemented by some members of our club : using a private individual!
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Distance is one of the factors that slows down real estate investors, sometimes you have to go far away to find good deals !