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Invest in Paris: Falling Rents

Parisian rents have fallen 1.8% since the beginning of 2015, according to a market study by the organisation Clameur. 

*Taking stock of Paris’ rental market

It’s the first time since the year 2000 that market rates in Paris have taken a downturn. According to statistics published by private organisation Clameur, at the end of August 2015, rents in Paris had fallen 1.8% since the beginning of the year. That’s more than the national average that fell 1.4% over the same period. At present, the average rent in the capital is €24.8/m2.

Remember that the annual rise in rents in Paris was +4.9% from 2000 to 2006, +2.3% between 2007 and 2011, and +1.8% from 2011 to 2015. Any rise has been decelerating since 2007.

Note: 60% of the real estate in Paris belongs to landlord-owners.


*Rental framework

In force since the prefectural decree of 1 August 2015, the rental framework has had an impact on rental rates. According to Clameur, today, 3.4% of rental properties in Paris have seen rents fall by 21.4%. With studios being the most affected.

According to the site, the portion of adverts with a rent above the rental ceiling was 29% this August gone (after the rental regime came into force) compared to 46% at the end of July 2015. It’s still too early to measure the ‘real’ effects of the regime.


Note: also subject to the regime, furnished rental properties benefit from an increase of 11% in their reference rent.