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Real Estate Investment: Seasonal or Yearly Rental

You wish to invest in real estate in France, but you do not know if it is better to choose seasonal rentals or renting all through the year? Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of each option.

Seasonal rentals

As a reminder, seasonal rental in France is a special form of renting where you provide “furnished apartment building” (single homes, apartment, etc.)

This form of rentals is better if your property is located in a highly touristic area.

Seasonal rentals are equally more advantageous if you do not want to deal with the same tenant all year long.

Note, however, that the risk of vacation is higher in the low season. You will probably have to lower the amount of rent, unless your home is located in a very popular area. It can be a large tourist town such as Paris, a town located by the sea such as Bordeaux, preferably on the Bay of Biscay or the Mediterranean, a mountain village with quick access to the slopes. ski. It can even be in the countryside in a famous place.

Yearly rental

If you are investing in a student city, opt for annual or yearly rental.

Indeed, university cities like Paris, Nantes or Lyon are subject to strong rental demands. These cities, which often become pools of employment have a strong rental demand and are regularly considered as tensed zones.

You can also invest in a studio that will host students, in a two-room that will appeal to young actives or in a larger apartment that will receive roommates or families.

Depending on the type of accommodation you will rent, consider the possibility of renting it empty or furnished. It is important to consider these two options to set a rent accordingly.

For more information on this subject, do not hesitate to contact us.


Cabinet Roche & Cie, English speaking accountant in Lyon, France.
Specialist in Real-Estate and Non-resident taxation.