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Conclusion of the lease! If he warns his tenant 6 months before the end of the lease, the owner can impose new  conditions  , or even recover the accommodation…

Raise the rent

At the end of the lease, the lessor can ask for a rent increase. This must be done under certain conditions: at least 6 months before the end of the lease , the  ownermust send his tenant a registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt. This increase must not exceed the representative rents of the district for similar housing. This is why the landlord must attach rent references to prove that he is entitled to ask for a rent increase. The reference must be made for the same district, the same surface and the same standing. These references are 6 in number for Paris, Lyon and Marseille, and 3 for the rest of France. The tenant can dispute the amount and must then look for other rent references at lower amounts. He must then seize the conciliation commission 4 months before the end of the lease. It will give notice. Failing agreement,

Sell ​​the house

The owner can sell the dwelling at the end of the lease. He must offer the sale as a priority to his tenant and explain to him the price and the conditions of the sale 6 months before the end of the lease. The sale offer is valid for the first two months of the 6-month notice period. Then the owner is free to sell to a third party. If the tenant considers the price excessive, he can challenge the proposal before the high court. In the event of fraud, the court may cancel the lessor’s proposal and the lease will be renewed under the previous conditions.

Living in the accommodation

The owner can recover the accommodation to live there or to house his direct ascendants or descendants. For example, his nephews and nieces cannot be concerned. The repossession of the premises must be done as a principal residence. The owner must notify the tenant 6 months before the end of the lease, mentioning the name and address of the person who will take over the lease. In the event of a dispute, the tenant’s recourse is quite weak because the control is done a posteriori, once he has left the premises. But, in the event of proven damage, the tenant can claim damages from the tribunal de grande instance.

Recover housing

The lessor cannot renew the lease with the tenant for legitimate and serious reasons. The landlord must notify the tenant 6 months before the end of the lease, mentioning this reason. This is the case if there has been non-performance by the tenant of his obligations: for example, repeated nocturnal noises, late and irregular payment of the rent… The non-renewal of the lease is also possible if the lessor has to carry out major work. . of improvement. In the event of a dispute, the tenant may refer to the tribunal de grande instance. If the reason is not considered legitimate, the lease is renewed under the previous conditions.

What if he doesn’t show up?

If the owner does not appear 6 months before the end of the lease, the lease is renewed under the same conditions as the previous lease, with the same rent and for the same duration. The owner cannot show up at the last moment to impose other conditions.

Société d’Avocats DAMY , Nice, What can the lessor do at the end of my lease?, Update 2022