subletting your apartment on Airbnb could cost you (very) dear

The holidays are approaching and the winter holidays with it. Subletting your apartment to take advantage of a small entry of money is a tempting idea. Here are some tips from Nice- Press to remain completely legal.

Christmas trees and lights are starting to transform the City of Angels, while the Christmas market will open on December 2.

In addition to hotels, Airbnbs will welcome winter tourists from the Côte d’Azur.

If you are a tenant, be careful, because to sublet your accommodation you need the permission of your landlord.

In the event that the latter is not informed of your activity, he may ask you for a full refund of the sums collected.

Subletting is also considered by the courts as “a breach of contractual obligations of a sufficient degree of gravity to justify the termination of the lease”.

Non-pecuniary damage and compensation for legal costs can also be claimed.

Legal procedures

To be able to embark serenely on the Airbnb adventure while being a tenant, you therefore need a written agreement from the owner which must also be sent to the passing tourist.

The owner of the property must inform the town hall of the activity carried out in order to obtain a registration number. Without the latter, it is a fine of 5,000 euros that can be imposed.

Once the agreement is finalized, it is also necessary to ensure that the price of the rent per Airbnb square meter does not exceed that paid by the usual tenant.

By meeting all these conditions, the sublet can be done in a healthy climate and it will not spoil Christmas!