Rent out your furnished apartment in Bordeaux

After several years of renovations and now less than 2 hours from Paris thanks to the new TGV line, Bordeaux has become one of the most attractive cities in France. Its thriving economy (particularly in digital sectors), large student community and worldwide reputation make Bordeaux one of the most popular cities amongst the people of France and beyond. Thus, the population of Bordeaux has only increased over the past ten years.

"Thanks to its thriving economy and its appeal to students from all over the world, Bordeaux provides a great, lucrative opportunity for homeowners looking to enter the furnished rental market. If you’d like to find out more, I would be happy to help!"

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Jodie Gurhem

Jodie GURHEM

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Bordeaux, a city with the wind in its sails!

Bordeaux in numbers

4,353 companies created in 2015

That’s an increase of 15.5% in Bordeaux since 2011 (in France it has dropped by 7.8%). (1)

Thanks to its thriving economy and its vast infrastructure, Bordeaux has the wind in its sails and attracts more and more people... who are struggling today to find accommodation.
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Letting a furnished property in Bordeaux: how profitable is it?

Example: 2 rooms, 40m2, located 26 rue Marengo in the centre of Bordeaux

Unfurnished Rental

  • Rent from €620 / month
  • 3 year lease, tacitly renewable
  • 100% occupancy rate
  • Tax: 30% reduction

Furnished Rental

  • Rent from €715 / month
  • Lease between 1 and 12 months
  • 95% occupancy rate
  • Tax: 50% reduction... and up to €0 tax for 10 years!

Seasonal Rental

  • €50 per night
  • Stay of 90 days maximum
  • Compulsory change of use
    (unless primary residence: 120 days rental / year maximum)
  • Registration with authorities required

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Expert Advice

Our advice for renting your property in Bordeaux

Location, a main criteria

For furnished rentals, the location of the property is essential. If your property is located in an area where demand is lower, you will have a harder time finding tenants. In Bordeaux, the best areas are the centre, the historic heart of the city; the popular district of Chartrons; or the up and coming neighbourhood of Bordeaux Sud, home to the new LGV and well located for students and professionals in the city.

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Go for a studio or 1 bedroom property

The most successful properties in the furnished rental market are studios and 1 bed apartments: they represent more than half of all rentals. Large family furnished apartments with more than 2 bedrooms are also popular with families or as student house-shares.

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The right equipment for a successful rental

To advertise a property as furnished, it must be equipped with 11 legally required items (see illustration) allowing the tenant to live, eat and sleep in the home. In order to rent your property as furnished accommodation more easily and at the best price, we recommend that you install some of the items most requested by tenants: internet, washing machine, TV, dishwasher, small appliances (kettle, toaster, coffee maker, iron, etc.). As for design, we recommend a simple and refined decoration that will appeal to the most people possible.

11 legally required items for furnished rental

Find the right price

Our last tip to rent your property easily and efficiently is to decide the right monthly rent. If it is too high, it may take more time to find a tenant and the property being left empty could affect its profitability. To work out the right price for your furnished rental property, have a look at others that are similar in terms of location, type, space, equipment and services.

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