The end of rent price caps in Paris?

On Tuesday 28th November 2017, the administrative tribunal canceled the decrees from 2015, 2016 and 2017 to enforce standard rent prices in Paris.
The strange administrative status of Paris, which is both a municipality and a département, does not justify an exception from the Alur law. The cap on rent prices should concern the whole of the Parisian urban area, including the 412 municipalities and not just Paris. In practice, it seems difficult to put in place rent price caps in all of the municipalities throughout the Parisian urban area, seeing as the OLAP has not yet gathered sufficent data.

Although the governement decided to appeal against this decision, as was the case in Lille, we are certainly witnessing the end of rent price caps in France. The system has not proven to be worthwhile, whether for furnished or unfurnished rentals, and there have been many adverse effects. Its withdrawal is good news !

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Maud Velter
Maud Velter
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