15. Landlord Repairing Obligations on a French Rental Property

  1. Condition Standards
  2. Space Standards
  3. Major Works
  4. Disputes

15.3. Major Building Works

The tenant is required to grant the landlord access to carry out any necessary repairs or works to bring the property into a proper state of repair.

No such automatic right exists where the norms are already met, and the landlord merely wishes to undertake improvement works.

Where the major works last for more than 40 days, then the tenant is entitled to a reduction in the rent.

If the works are so substantial that they render the property unfit for habitation, then the landlord is required to find suitable alternative temporary, or permanent, accommodation for the tenant.

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