Estudines apartments are intended for students and interns, and are alloted to them on a priority basis. However, depending on availablity, young people just starting out in the workforce may be accepted. (You can get more information directly from the residence).
In most of the residences, it is indeed possible to live with a child.
For more information, don't hesitate to contact the residence you may be interested in directly.
All of the visuals are online on each residence's page.
apartments include a kitchen area with a sink, hotplate, refrigerator, and
microwave. The furnished units have closets and storage units, a bed, a table,
chairs, and a desk area in addition to the kitchen appliances listed above.
Visiting a Residence
You can take advantage of our "Open Houses" to learn about Estudines residences. Find the dates of the Open Houses on each residence's page: http://www.estudines.com/uk/open-houses.html
If you are not available on any of the posted dates, don't hesitate to contact the residence of your choice to arrange a visit.
Services offered by the residence are indicated in the "services" tab.
You will find a list of included services and amenities (internet, linen kit, reception, etc.) as well as optional ones (laundry room, breakfast, parking, etc.)
Since most Estudines residences are equipped with a WiFi connection, this means that the tenants can access the internet in their apartments as well as in the common areas, such as the breakfast room, for example. This service is complimentary for all residents.
It is the renter's responsibility to pay for certain services that are optional. This is the case, for example, if you have a telephone line installed in your apartment.
As for internet service, it's totally free. However, if you would like to have your own internet access, there is nothing to prevent you from signing up with the operator of your choice.
You can find the monthly rent in the "Rates" tab is each residence's page.
Rent "HT/HC" stands for "hors taxe et hors charges" and means that the monthly rent amount posted does not include taxes and maintenance fees. Rent "TTC/TCC," on the other hand, stands for "toutes taxes comprises et toutes charges comprises" and means that the monthly rent amount does include taxes and maintenance fees.
Put simply, the rent indicated on the Estudines.com website in the "Rates" tab includes water and complimentary services, such an internet connection, for example (you can find them in the "Services" tab of each residence). Other charges, such as electricity, renter's insurance, and taxe d'habitation (local residency tax) are not included in the rent.
Some charges are not included in the rent. This is the case for charges such as:
- the "taxe d'habitation" (local residency tax: For more information, find the contact information for your local tax center on this website.
- renter's insurance (all of the practical information is available here.
The amount of these charges may vary depending on your place of residence, your lifestyle, and the time of year.
The processing fee is an administrative charge that covers the preparation and implementation of the rental agreement, as well as the day-to-day administration of renter-related issues. The amount is equivalent to a month's rent and is billed once. Unlike the "security deposit," this amount is not returned to you when you move out.
The "security deposit" is required when you sign the rental agreement. This sum of money, equivalent to a month's rent, allows the residence to protect itself against possible damage or unpaid rent.
There are programs to help you pay for the security deposit (e.g. locapass financial aid).
Your security deposit will be returned in full within two months (the legal time period) of the final apartment inventory and condition report (only in the case where the tenant has completely fulfilled his obligations, that is: paying the rent and fees in full, as well as returning the apartment in good condition).
For foreign students who have opened a bank account after their departure, please remember to send your new bank account info to the residence, and please mention your name as well as the occupancy period.
During the month in which you move in, your rent will be calculated in proportion to the number of days you occupy the apartment.
"Special offers" are regularly posted on www.estudines.com
. They are visible on the right side of the homepage and offer discounts on rent or on the processing free. Sometimes the processing fee can even be waived.
If you are already a tenant at Estudines and you plan on continuing your rental in another Estudines residence, you may also be eligible for certain benefits (a discount on your new rent, transfer of your file and your security deposit, waiver of administration fees). Enquire at your residence.
For more information here
Absolutely! Apartments may be rented throughout the year, subject to availability in each residence.
There is no deadline for reserving an apartment at Estudines. But the faster you apply, the faster we will review your application.
This is especially true for the beginning of the school year in September and October, when the likelihood of having available apartments is consequently greater.
To find out what is available in Estudines residences, the simplest solution is to contact the residence directly.
To do this, all you have to do is go to the "Contact us
" page, select the Estudines residence of your choice in the "To" field, and then complete the form.
You can also find telephone numbers in each residence's page.
Sharing an apartment with roommates is allowed in Estudines residences (depending on the size of the apartment).
Keep in mind that Estudines residences don't coordinate apartment share arrangements for you. You must find a roommate on your own initiative.
However, don't hesitate to enquire directly at the residence. Some residences may have received similar requests and may be able put you in contact with others in a similar situation.
Rent Subsidy Programs
All Estudines residents are eligible for the Aide Personnalisée au Logement (APL) or Allocation de Logement à caractère Social (ALS) rent subsidy programs. You will find all of the information on this subject in this link
Don't hesitate to contact the relevant residence directly. It is in the best position to provide you with the information you need.
You can find all of the contact info for the residences in this link
Yes, we do maintain
partnerships with certain schools, which may qualify you for special offers. Find out
directly at the relevant residence.
Once your choose your residence, you can register directly online by clicking the « Reserve » button.
You'll find information about the entire reservation process by going to the «How do I Book?» page, whose link is here: http://www.estudines.com/uk/how-t-book.html
A second option is also possible: reserving through iBail© (Online Lease). Once you have applied online and been approved by the residence's manager, iBail© allows you to download your lease directly to your computer.
You will find all of the information about online reservations with iBail© in the link below: http://www.estudines.com/uk/how-t-book-ebail.html
When you reserve online, you can leave a note in the "comments" section.
This summary of your request confirms that your supporting documents have been received. It means that the residence has received your completed application form.
Once your supporting documents have been received and your application has been reviewed, your residence will inform you via e-mail whether your request has been approved.
At this stage in the reservation process, you must send the reply form e-mailed to you with all of the required documents.
Once your application file has been received and reviewed, the residence's manager will send you a confirmation of your reservation, subject to availability.
You will find all of the steps in the reservation process in the following link: http://www.estudines.com/uk/how-t-book.html
There is no deadline for sending the documents to complete your application. But the sooner you send your documents, the sooner your application will be reviewed.
The likelihood of there being an apartment available in your chosen residence would therefore be greater.
Absolutely! It's also highly recommended that you do so. It will save you time and money.
You will find the contact info for all off the residences in this link : http://www.estudines.com/uk/contact.html
If you are a foreign student, you don't need to have your documents translated. You can send the originals to the residence.
In that case, you can send a "certificat d'hébergement"
(letter stating that someone is living with you) written by one of your parents along with your application.
If you haven't yet received your student card, this won't be a problem. You can provide this document to the residence at a later date. However, don't hesitate to mention this fact in step 2 (additional information).
You must send standard envelopes (110x220mm) and 3 priority mail ("Lettre prioritaire") stamps. Students living outside of France don't have to include stamps with their applications since foreign stamps cannot be used inside France.
Since signing the rental agreement is a binding commitment, no payment will be required from you before your arrival.
It is when you fill out the initial apartment inventory and condition report that you have to pay the various fees (monthly rent, processing fee, and security deposit).
Yes, it would indeed be better to have one. Having a guarantor would give the residence an additional guarantee, and consequently add value to your application.
No, it's not mandatory. However, he must be able to understand the terms and conditions of the French rental agreement in order to sign it.
The presence of your guarantor is not required during the signing of the initial apartment inventory and condition report or when you receive your apartment keys.
The rental agreement can be signed in advance. As soon as your reservation is confirmed, the residence will send you the various contractual documents that must be signed and returned by mail or e-mail.
It usually takes from 24 to 48 hours after your application file has been received to receive an answer from the residence.
However, during periods of high demand, it make take a bit longer. If this occurs, don't hesitate to contact the residence directly to get additional information on the progress of your application.
Rules and Regulations
You can get the rules and regulations from the reception team of your residence.
All Estudines residences have qualified personnel who can answer your practical questions.
(The open hours at each residence are available at the reception desk).
A technician can also provide information and be of assistance in technical matters.
Finally, in the event of a problem, an emergency number is posted at the residence.
In most of the residences, small pets are allowed. Ask at your residence.
Aside from certain restrictions, concerning "dangerous" animals, for example, there are no particular rules.
A deposit will be required, however, to cover possible damage caused by your pet.
You can keep your rental during the summer. The rent is the same as the
rest of the year during this period.
You are allowed to have guests stay in your apartment. However, these types of visits must be on a temporary basis.
Your friends and family can qualify for special offers, thanks to you.
Friends interested in becoming Estudines residents can take advantage of the refer-a-friend offer which allows the referring resident and the referred friend to each get 50€ off.*
There is also a special offer for short term stays in our aparthotels.
To take advantage of the offer, all you have to do is mention it to the residence's staff when you make your reservation.
(*)Offer valid until December 31, 2013
All you have to do is let us know your departure date within period of notice mentioned on your contract (1 or 3 month) via registered letter with return receipt requested or hand in the official letter personally.
You will then receive a letter confirming that your request has been received.
apartment inventory and condition report is mandatory, when you move in as well
as when you move out of the apartment.
mind that we offer a free inspection 2 weeks before you move out, which will
give you the latest recommendations from the residence's staff about what needs
to be done to get your apartment in order.
To do this,
all you have to do is inform reception when the time comes.
Advantages for tenants
If you go
to another city for an internship, a student job, or because you're changing
schools, you do benefit from certain advantages.
For all new
Your application has priority in the new residence.
Your security deposit is transferred free of charge.*
Administrative fees are 0€
All of the
information you need is available here.
(*) Subject to a final apartment inventory and condition report. This
offer cannot be combined with any other offer and is valid until July 31, 2013
in all Estudines residences in France.