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State of Risks and Pollution in Strasbourg

A typically Alsatian city, Strasbourg is the emblem of the region. Its half-timberings and its cathedral are famous. The city attracts both tourism and the pleasure of living there. Many different and varied profiles decide to settle there as tenants and owners: students, professionals, retirees… Strasbourg is a lively city from a real estate point of view! And its surrounding towns? The same. Especially since the Coronavirus crisis (COVID-19) and the various confinements experienced by the French. In this context, it is important to know that real estate for rent and for sale is governed by specific laws and rules in terms of real estate diagnostics. Do you know the IAL law (Information for Buyers and Tenants)? Owners have the obligation to provide real estate diagnoses depending on the sale or rental of their property. Among them: the famous ERP diagnosis, increasingly expected by future tenants and buyers! This ERP diagnosis (also called by its real name, State of Risks and Pollution) is mandatory for all areas of Strasbourg and even the towns and villages bordering this great city in France. Like all the laws established by the French government, the IAL law (Information for Buyers and Tenants) provides for both obligations… and sanctions. Note that these concern owners, notaries and other real estate professionals in Strasbourg. Not just the owners. So what are the known risks in Strasbourg that can easily be found in the ERP? What differences do we see between the districts of Strasbourg? Are there any differences with the smaller towns attached to the metropolis? Why do you need a personalized ERP diagnosis and not a diagnosis concerning a city?

What does a statement of risks and pollution in Strasbourg look like?

Has the sale or rental of the property started? Is it time to order your risk and pollution report for a property in or around Strasbourg? The process may give rise to a few questions. France ERP guides you step by step and allows you to easily and quickly obtain this ERP diagnosis that you need or will need soon. No documents to provide, just some information about your property located in Strasbourg and the surrounding area. It only takes a few minutes to obtain your ERP real estate diagnosis online.

You should know that the ERP document that you will receive from France ERP will be entirely personalized according to the position of the property you plan to put up for sale or rent. The content of the completed ERP diagnosis is based on all the information that the local authorities of Strasbourg and adjoining towns have on the state of the soil of the property in question. It is from the exact address of the property (house, apartment, building, etc.), its plot number or its GPS coordinates) that the ERP diagnosis can collect the right information and transmit it to the future inhabitants of the great city of Strasbourg.

Why do it conscientiously? This diagnosis of the state of risks and pollution is increasingly known and expected by future tenants and owners. It must be said that in recent years, government authorities have greatly enriched the content of this ERP diagnosis. This is more and more complete to be ever more transparent with the population. Sometimes this document plays a key role in the decision of tenants and buyers to choose a property to live in for the next few years.

It is true that the ERP will be able to take into account a large majority of the risks related to the ground. What do we mean by that? This diagnosis takes into account both the particularities of a region, a city, a district… That is to say: in Strasbourg, in the other cities of the Strasbourg metropolis, in the Alsatian region and even elsewhere in France. This level of precision is required by government authorities to be able to be as transparent as possible with the population and to protect the inhabitants on the risks of soil pollution in the various dwellings and dwellings in Strasbourg and its surroundings.

Need a concrete example to better understand? Take the risk of flooding which affected the city of Strasbourg in the past. Logically, a dwelling located near the banks of the Rhine, the Quai de la Brêche or the Quai des Pêcheurs does not experience the same risk of flooding as a dwelling located at a distance from these water sources.

To sum up, the ERP diagnosis is there to ensure that:

  • each property is analyzed for all known soil risks. Those present on the territory of Strasbourg, and in general, in France;
  • all the risks encountered in a territory are detailed to the future inhabitant. And this regardless of the status: whether tenant or buyer.

With more than 270,000 inhabitants, Strasbourg and its metropolis are slowly approaching the 300,000 mark. This city already has many homes for rent and for sale. This will also accelerate in the coming years. The issuance of ERP diagnostics directly depends on the growth of the population in Strasbourg.

Capital of Alsace, Strasbourg is recognized for the unique history of this city. The historical and climatic events of the past have had direct and indirect consequences on the geography of the soils that we know today. It is this past time that has modified the soils of the Strasbourg metropolis. They have experienced different events and have been modified, clearly displaying the potential risks to come. The ERP diagnosis exists to highlight these risks, in complete transparency.

Of course, in large sprawling cities like Strasbourg, these risks are linked to the location of the property. One district of Strasbourg will not necessarily experience the same risks as another. Strasbourg has a total of 10 districts. Each of very different size. The Orangerie – Conseil des XV district, the Robertsau-Wacken district or the Cronembourg district do not always have the same history and therefore the same characteristics in terms of soil pollution. Moreover, these 3 neighborhoods have very different sizes in terms of surface area and number of inhabitants per m2. The downtown districts will be particularly dense.

As a result, each district of Strasbourg or each city bordering the Strasbourg metropolitan area will receive a specific analysis. It is certainly in this personalization that lies the success of the ERP diagnosis to date.

What are the risks mentioned in a statement of risks and pollution for Strasbourg?

Even if the city of Strasbourg remains a city on a human scale, there is no single ERP diagnosis for the whole city of Strasbourg or for a specific district. This is important: the ERP diagnosis must stipulate the exact postal address of the property concerned to be valid. It is this element that can be used in case of doubt and problem. It is used in the case of jurisprudence.

You have not yet received your risk and pollution status diagnosis and you are wondering what risks you could see on your ERP diagnosis? Thanks to our search engine by municipality, you realize that in Strasbourg, there are no less than 5 risk prevention plans drawn up by the local authorities. These are the first clues of known risks that may appear in the ERP of your property or more precisely in your cadastral parcel.

Due to its proximity to the Rhine and other rivers, the risks of flooding, flooding and overflows are possible. Other risks are possible, such as landslides, earthquakes or the risks associated with the transport of dangerous goods. All this general information on the risks of Strasbourg can be deduced from the various natural disasters and from knowledge of the industrial structures on the territory of Strasbourg.

The list of natural disaster decrees in force in Strasbourg:

The Strasbourg metropolis has an obligation to carry out a historical log of declared and recognized natural disasters. This information also guides us on the possible risks in Strasbourg.

Wording Publication
Floods and/or Mudslides 22/11/2000
Floods and/or Mudslides 17/10/1996
Floods and/or Mudslides 15/12/1990
Floods and/or Mudslides 20/11/1994
Floods and/or Mudslides 23/03/1990
Floods and/or Mudslides 04/12/1999
Floods and/or Mudslides 30/12/1999
Floods and/or Mudslides 22/11/2000
Floods and/or Mudslides 16/01/1993
Landslide 26/07/1983
Floods and/or Mudslides 16/09/2008
Floods and/or Mudslides 09/01/1987
Floods and/or Mudslides 15/10/1995
Floods and/or Mudslides 19/06/1988
Ground Movement 30/12/1999
Floods and/or Mudslides 26/07/1983
Floods and/or Mudslides 18/05/1983



ERP diagnosis in Strasbourg: similar risks for all districts of the city

To carry out an ERP diagnosis, there are 2 scales to take into account:

  • le code postal
    The information concerns the risks in the municipality of Strasbourg (or the neighboring municipality).
  • the exact location of the plot on the territory

The specific question is: does the property fit into identified risk areas?

To find out more about the risks in each area of ​​Strasbourg, find a summary of the information on our France ERP site:

See the risks at Strasbourg


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