How The Scheme Works
The contract is a standard lease called a bail in France. It runs for 12 months and then continues until either party gives notice to quit. This is usually 2months.
Rental payment and what's included;
There is a rental payment paid each month which may increase by inflation each year but our aim is to keep costs as low as we can. All the utilities are taken care of. There is a charge for water and septic tank system, local taxes, House maintenance, general village communal area maintenance.
Broadband and Electricity is based on your usage and tarif is as per the main broadband provider and EDF.
The security deposit is 600 euros refundable when the person leaves and the house is left in a state similar to that when they occupied the property.
The houses are part furnished; usually wardrobes, possibly beds, occasional furniture. sideboards or dressers. We are happy to be flexible and move a few items around if we can. We prefer not to do cookers, washing machines, fridge freezers, TVs etc
The types of homes to rent;
Each house or complex is designed for retired people and simplistic living with low costs rents and low cost running. Each house has a garden and parking. Most houses are kitchen-diners, lounge, some are 2 or 3 bedrooms. They have all been fully renovated and insulated. Some houses are set in a small complex whilst others are more individual but none are isolated. We look for unusual houses with history and character. Everyone is different so we try to accommodate everyone's needs.
Our homes are owned by private landlords and Emeritus Property Management manages the whole service.
The Setting of our homes;
All our homes are in the countryside. Normandy is a wonderful place with a easy lifestyle and extremely low crime rate. Learning just basic French you will find people are very friendly. Our homes are usually on the edge of villages, set in a hamlet or complex and are maximum ten minutes drive from shops.
The type of people we look for;
We look for people who are retired or semi retired. financially independent. Francophiles and people who love France and the French way of life. People who love the countryside and nature. We encourage gardeners and people who love to live in zero light, noise and smell pollution.
We work hard to look after everyone's needs and encourage people to make it their homes. If there are any issues or problems we are always happy to try and help. French tradesmen take for ever and a day to do anything and the word emergency is only used by the fire service and police and then that's usually after meeting and greeting everyone, shaking hands, kissing and getting the paperwork in order first. We have a support team of tradesmen who we use and trust to do a good job, but life is a slower pace In Normandy for sure.
We will provide support to get settled and whilst you living in France. We will provide all the documentation for residency permission or visa application. If there is anything you need we are here to help.