Landlord leave, a new scourge of the middle classes » PACA’s economic and political newsletter
For the Departmental Agency for Information on Housing in Paris (ADIL de Paris)leave sold or taken over by the lessor is a new scourge of the Parisian middle classes.
The Departmental Agency for Information on Housing in Paris (ADIL in Paris) and its Housing and Practices Observatory alert the public authorities to the impact of so-called “landlord” leave (leave for sale, takeover and serious reasons) on Parisian residents in private housing.
Indeed, if the 1st part of the study is carried out by the Departmental Agency for Information on Housing in Paris and its Observatory of housing and practices in no way aims to call into question the fundamental right of landlords to freely dispose of their property, in particular by having recourse to leave with tenants in compliance with the rules of law, this departmental structure specializing in legal issues related to housing is alarmed by the profiles of tenants who request it.
Thus, in this first study, if the Adil de Paris and its Observatory recognize the need to deepen this analysis, particularly on the motivations of the owners to make use of this right, the first elements challenge the lawyers of the Adil de Paris.
First of all, out of the 200 requests having been examined in depth by a lawyer out of an average of 2,600 annual consultations, 19% of the notices sent to tenants did not comply with the legal conditions on form (deadline, information of all tenants, shipping method, etc.). This figure reaches 33% of leaves for which the substantive and/or formal conditions would not a priori be valid. This last figure must be supported by additional information on the owner’s profile (age, income, etc.).
If these first elements challenge, the profile of the tenants concerned reflects another concern. Indeed, almost all of the people who consult ADIL Paris about landlord leave live in the private sector, 42% of them occupy an apartment with an area of at least 40m2. In the same study, we note that 87% of the tenants concerned by a leave request have lived in the apartment concerned for at least 5 years (30% between 10 and 20 years and 44% for more than 20 years). 96% of consultants are at least 30 years old, of which 66% are over 50 years old.
For a very large number of them, the question of rehousing in Paris under similar conditions seems to be highly compromised.
If the Adil of Paris refuses in the state to put forward causal links established before the necessary second part in connection with the motivations of the owners owners, the study sets out a legislative context worrying for the Parisian owners linked in particular to the devices put in place by the Climate and Resilience law, the concentration of timeshares in Paris, the windfall effect for first-time buyers not constrained by the need to carry out energy renovation work and the acceleration of the reduction in ‘ supply of accommodation in the private rental stock.
For Hélène LE GALL, Director of the Departmental Agency for Information on Housing in Paris (Adil de Paris) to conclude: “In a Parisian territory where the construction of new housing seems increasingly complex, a stock of social housing saturated, the cost of purchasing housing has become inaccessible to a large part of the Parisian working population as well as the continuous shrinking of the supply of housing in the private sector in competition in particular with furnished tourist accommodation, the question of the sustainability of ‘a large number of economic activities, both private and public, are at stake’.