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Practical Guide: How to get CAF housing assistance step by step

Everybody wants to get it but nobody exactly knows how it works. CAF housing assistance is not really easy to find. To help you, here a practical guide, step by step, will help you to get this famous APL for your shared accomodation.


Preface


This guide is intended for person who are not a beneficiary. If you’re already a claimant, this guide won’t be adapted to your situation.

To simplify the guide and to be more clear, we have chosen to fill in APL demand with a false profile of an ordinary student.

Generally, his situation is : he lives alone, he’s not employee, he’s renting a furnished studio and he’s scholarship holder.

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Introduction : How can you become a beneficiary ?


You become a claimant when you get a CAF provision.

In our case, at the end of your housing assistance demand, after CAF validation, you will officially be a beneficiary. It means that CAF will give you a beneficiary number of 7 figures and a password which gives you an access to a personal space.

In this personal space, you will be able to manage your file as :

  • Modify your situation
  • Give proof of entitlement
  • Make different process
  • Receive CAF information about your file

So, it’s really important to keep your beneficiary number and your password when you have them.


#1 Make the simulation to know if you can get housing assistance


If you already know you can have housing assistance, rendez-vous here to start the process.

Step 1 :

Even before getting your housing, you will be able to make a simulation to know if you can have the housing assistance.  For this, rendez-vous on the following link.

You should get this page.

Then click on “Le logement” (“The housing”) in the frame “Vous n’êtes pas allocataire” (“You’re not beneficiary”).

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Step 2 :

In the following page, you just have to tick the box and click on “Commencer” (“Start”) as indicated below :

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Step 3 :

In the following page, indicate the postcode of the housing you have just moved in and click on “Continuer” (“Continue”) :

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Step 4 :

Then, you have to indicate your situation, usually you need to select “Vous êtes locataire” (“You’re tenant”). However if you’re living in a university residence, select the adapted box. For this guide, we choose “Vous êtes locataire”. (According to your choices, the form can change a little afterwards).

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Step 5 :

Here, another time, it’s depending on your situation. To follow this guide, we select the following options : 1. Studio, appartement, une maison (Studio, apartment, a house) 2. Seul (Alone) 3. Oui (Yes).

If you choose other options, as for example “Avec votre conjoint ou concubin” (“With your boyfriend or your husband”), you have to do some steps twice (one for you and one for your husband).

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Step 6 :

For the following step, you have to ask your owner to get the right information. In case of you can’t get the information, just select “Vous ne savez pas” (“You don’t know”).

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You have to indicate the rent with charges as indicated on your rental contract.

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This step doesn’t have big difficulties. You just have to fill in the form according to your situation.

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Step 9 :

It’s very simple, you just have to indicate your professional activity and if you receive RSA (tax credits). In the case of our student, we indicate “Sans activité professionnelle” (“Without a professional activity”) and “Non” (“No”).

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Step 10 :

If you have also selected “Sans activité professionnelle”, you will find the following page. You just have to select the option which matches your situation. In this case, we select “Etudiant boursier” (“Scholarship holder”).

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Step 11 :

In this step, you have to indicate if yes or no you’re fiscally attached to your parents. We indicate “Oui” (“Yes”). It generates another question by way of which we answer “Non”.

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Step 12 :

Only one question in this step, we simply answer “Non”.

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Step 13 :

You have to indicate your wages of the previous year. If you get some during this year, take your tax return to fill this section. Otherwise, you can let these boxes empty or indicate 0.

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Step 14 :

Fill in this part if you get other income than wages.

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Step 15 :

Generally, except a special situation, this part should stay empty.

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Step 16 :

You have to indicate if you have a movable heritage or property assets. Movable heritage means the money you get in savings whereas property assets are the assets you have in your possession. We answer “Oui” and “Non” at this step and we inform a movable heritage of 1600€.

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Step 17 :

Then, you have to read this page. She gives you the result of the simulation and indicates the amount you can have. To follow the process, you have to click on “Faire la démarche en ligne” (“Make the process online”).

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#2 Make the process online


Before starting the process, assure yourself you have in your possession the following documents :

  • your bank account details
  • the amount of your financial resources for the year asked
  • the beneficiary number of your parents and their CAF if they are beneficiaries.

 

If you have already signed the lease and if you get the previous documents, you can start the process. Do it the quicker as possible to get your housing assistance the sooner as possible.

 

Step 1 :

If you haven’t done the simulation before, rendez-vous on this link.

In this first step, you have to indicate your situation regarding the housing and your global situation. You have to indicate that “Vous payez un loyer” (“You’re paying a rent”) and your entry date. In the bottom of the part, you have to indicate your situation.

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Step 2 :

You have to indicate your type of renting. You also have to define if your housing belongs to a member of your family.

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Step 3 :

You have to take note of the conditions of use.

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Step 4 :

We inform you in this step the different documents you will need to make your demand.

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Step 5 :

You have to indicate your mail address you want to use for your beneficiary account.

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Step 6 :

In this step, indicate your personal information. You’re number of social security system is not obligatory.

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Step 7 :

You have to indicate your address and your town of birth.

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Step 8 :

In this step, you have to indicate if you have received some aids from other organizations. We indicate “Non”.

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Step 9 :

You have to indicate if you’re receiving study grant. We indicate “Oui” here. If you indicate “Oui”, you have to define the name and the country of the organization.

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Step 10 :

You must enter the housing address you’re renting and the date of entry. The date of leave isn’t obligatory.

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Step 11 :

This step isn’t obligatory but if you want to be contacted by phone, you can enter your phone number.

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Step 12 :

In this step, you have to use your bank account details to fill spaces.

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Step 13 :

It’s just an intermediary step to inform the rest. Click on “Continuer” (“Continue”).

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Step 14 :

If you had incomes, you have to indicate them here. In our case, we indicate “Aucun revenu” (“No income”).

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Step 15 :

You have to indicate if you have movable heritage or property assets. The movable heritage means the money you have in savings whereas the property assets are the assets you have in your possession. We answer “Oui” and “Non” for this step and we inform a movable heritage of 1600€.

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Step 16 :

In this step, you have to confirm your situation. You also have to indicate if you’re a flatmate or not. We indicate “Non” here.

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Step 17 :

You have to indicate the situation of your lessor. We indicate “Un particulier” (“Private landlord”) and “Oui”.

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Step 18 :

You have to indicate the name and the address of your lessor to find him, eventually, in the CAF database.

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Step 19 :

In the following step, if the lessor hasn’t be found in the database, you have to indicate manually different information.

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Step 20 :

In this step, you have to indicate the surface area and the nature of your housing. For “Logement décent” (“Proper housing”) except if your housing is really unsanitary, you have to tick “Yes”.

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Step 21 :

You have to indicate some information on the rental. You will find these information on your lease.

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Step 22 :

Except if you already have a principal residence at your name, you have to tick “Non” here.

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Step 23 :

Then, you have a summary page of you demand. Check that you haven’t made any mistakes and click on “Valider” (“Approve”).

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Step 24 :

The end ! It’s your last step, you just have to confirm your demand. Don’t forget to download the declaration in PDF and note down your beneficiary number.

You may have some documents to give afterwards. They will be asked on your personal space where you can access thanks to your beneficiary number and the password you will have by mail or text message.

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And then ?

You will have to be patient. The housing assistance is effective the following month of your entry in the place. The first payment is generally done two months after your demand. Also note that all Chez Nestor apartments are qualified for APL.

For example : if you make your demand online in January, your right will be open in February and you will receive your first payment at the beginning of March.

It’s not always that easy to find a flat. You’ll find here advices and tips from Chez Nestor, to help you find the apartment of your dreams.

Don’t miss your room! In just a few clicks, create a customized reminderto be alerted when the room of your dreams will be available.

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Address : 15 rue Jean Bourgey, 69100 Villeurbanne, France
Phone number : +33 (0) 972 323 102
Mail : hello[@]chez-nestor.com
Website : www.chez-nestor.com
Schedules : Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm

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Find a room to rent in a flatshare

Finding a room in a shared flatshare is no easy task. First of all, you have to find an apartment who is available on the right dates, then meet the roommates who are already settled there, and finally hope that they like you enough to accept you in their apartment…

If you’ve been looking for a shared apartment for a while, now you know it’s not an easy task. Roommates are often very demanding and your file must therefore be perfect.

But don’t despair, we have the solution to integrate a shared apartment easily! With Chez Nestor you can find and book a room in a few clicks, follow our advice and become a roommate at Chez Nestor!


Chez Nestor : find a room to rent easily


Students and young employees, for you the search for accommodation is often a real torture.But if you are looking for a shared apartment in a big city, Chez Nestor is surely THE solution to integrate a shared apartment in the blink of an eye and together we will say STOP to the disadvantages of renting between individuals.

Nestor is a colocation agency that is 100% committed to helping you find a furnished flat easily.Let’s look together at the advantages of our services.


Much more than shared accommodation


#1 Tastefully furnished accommodation 

If you are leaving your home town for the first time, whether in France or abroad, you do not necessarily plan to move all your furniture or buy new ones. Nestor thinks of you, and fully understands your logistics concerns. That’s why we offer 100% furnished accommodation with all the necessary equipment!

All our homes are furnished with taste for design and comfort. A large double bed, a duvet, pillows, desk, chairs… your room will be perfect for you as soon as you enter the premises. 

Also, the common areas are decorated with a simple but effective decoration. Oven, hotplates, fridge and washing machine are the assets of each Nestor shared flat. Visit our website to get an idea of the quality of our accommodation!

#2 A complete service

As you may have understood, we have revolutionized colocation. Together we say STOP to the owners who do not answer and who refuse to help you in your steps.
Here we have another philosophy: we take care of everything for you!

With Chez Nestor, you will be freed from a large part of your administrative tasks. That means you no longer have to worry about your water, electricity, internet and even your home insurance contracts. Our teams take care of everything for you, and the price of your invoices will automatically be included in the price of your rent! Easier than that!

In addition, a technical support is at your disposal for any inconvenience. The good permanence of our tenants is a priority for us and we are committed to ensuring a smooth stay.

#3 Transparent colocation

When you find a roommate at Nestor that suits you, you will have a maximum of information at your disposal: a detailed plan of the apartment, photos of EACH room, a detailed list of the equipment provided and the list of the roommates already installed in the apartment, with their nationality and their activity (ex. Julia – Brazilian student and Marco – active Italian).
With an individual lease, you will be free to join and leave a roommate in a few minutes, without any consequences on the roommates already settled. Just let us know your release date one month in advance.
Unlike a common lease, an individual lease gives you all the freedom you want in a shared apartment.

#4 The good addresses around you

Chez Nestor does its best to facilitate your integration into your new city and neighbourhood.That’s why we’ve taken the time to describe each neighbourhood so you can get to know it before you move in!
A detailed list of universities and colleges in the area will be present below each accommodation to help you in your choices.

Also, public transports, essential to move easily in a city that we do not know, are listed for you.

Finally, for you, only one thing to note: Chez Nestor is the right reflex for your new furnished flat, without any headache! We provide you carefully furnished homes, 100% service and exceptional transparency. 

It’s not always that easy to find a flat. You’ll find here advices and tips from Chez Nestor, to help you find the apartment of your dreams.

Don’t miss your room! In just a few clicks, create a customized reminderto be alerted when the room of your dreams will be available.

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Address : 15 rue Jean Bourgey, 69100 Villeurbanne, France
Phone number : +33 (0) 972 323 102
Mail : hello[@]chez-nestor.com
Website : www.chez-nestor.com
Schedules : Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm

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How to find a room in a flatshare easily?

Looking to rent a room in a flatshare? That’s good, Chez Nestor offers a large number of rooms in the main French cities! Here is an article that will make you discover and understand our offers. And you’ll see, with Chez Nestor, the flatsharing process is very smooth.


Find a room in a flatshare? It’s not always easy


If you’re here, it’s because you’re one of thousands of people who have converted to flatsharing.

Bravo! This way of life that combines conviviality and rent savings has the wind in its sails. Widespread especially among young people but not only, this practice will allow you to live differently, spend less and share a new social experience.

But more people who are interested in colocation also means more difficulties to integrate one,because more competition. Flatshare ads are often stormed by thousands of Internet users every day. So how do you make a difference and get a place in the flatshare of your dreams? Often a concrete backrest and a sparkling personality are not enough…

It is not uncommon for roommates to pass real “interviews” to test the compatibility of personalities or simply to see if the rental period suits them. And for your short or medium term stay, it could be even more difficult.

If you are having trouble finding and integrating a flatshare, we have a solution to help you find and rent a room quickly and simply. Still not convinced? Read on and let us introduce you to Chez Nestor’s concept.


Find a room in a flatshare easily with Chez Nestor!


The solution to easily integrate a shared apartment in a large city has a new name: Chez Nestor. Nestor now offers furnished flats in Paris, Lyon, Montpellier, Lille and Toulouse (and soon in new destinations!). So don’t panic, we have the easy solution for you and your new home. Our main goal is to give you direct access to accommodation, even if you are students or young working people. And thanks to our services, you will avoid all risks of the hiring between private individuals.

#1 Stop arguing with your roommates! 

If you’ve ever lived in a flatshare, you’ve probably had the fights that go with it. If a roommate decides to leave, the frenetic count-down to replace them starts immediately and, if at the time of paying the rent, the roommates have not found a replacement, their rent is sensitive to increase!

This means that the roommates all appear on the same rental contract, called common lease. With Chez Nestor, you can sleep quiet nights: it won’t happen to you. Each roommate at Chez Nestor has an individual lease. This lease allows you to move in and out of a shared apartment independently and without consequences for the other roommates!

#2 Stop moving heavy furniture!

No desire to transport or buy your furniture for your new flatshare? That’s perfect! Chez Nestor offers fully furnished and equipped apartments with everything you need to live. Bed, duvet, pillows, sofa, desk, chairs, closet… in short, the whole thing! In your room as in any common areas, you will find all the necessary equipment. This includes a washing machine, dishwasher, oven, plates, and even all the kitchen utensils!

Visit our site to find the complete list of equipment available in each colocation Chez Nestor, you will see, our teams decorate the apartments with care and taste!

#3 Stop with the French paperwork!

Moving is a complex task, made up of time-consuming and often thankless subtasks, including closing old contracts and opening new ones. EDF, internet, home insurance… that speaks to you, doesn’t it?
But with Chez Nestor, you don’t have to worry about that. Our teams will closely follow your file and will meticulously care for the opening, follow-up, and eventual closure of ALL your contracts. We take care of everything for you, to guarantee you a smooth entry into your next home.

So if you’re looking for an easy and accessible shared apartment, Nestor is the right reflex! You will find our catalogue of available accommodation on our website. Each accommodation can be booked online in a few clicks, so don’t worry if you are not in France!

Chez Nestor is the right reflex!

You will find our catalogue of available flatshares on our website. Each room can be booked online in a few clicks, in less than 10 minutes, so no problem if you are not in town!

 

It’s not always that easy to find a flat. You’ll find here advices and tips from Chez Nestor, to help you find the apartment of your dreams.

Don’t miss your room! In just a few clicks, create a customized reminderto be alerted when the room of your dreams will be available.

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Address : 15 rue Jean Bourgey, 69100 Villeurbanne, France
Phone number : +33 (0) 972 323 102
Mail : hello[@]chez-nestor.com
Website : www.chez-nestor.com
Schedules : Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm

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Find a furnished and equipped flatshare – Tricks and hacks

Where you should start to find a flat-share? With all the offers available on internet, we don’t really know which way to turn. To help you in your accommodation research, Chez Nestor gives you concrete solutions to find a furnished and equipped flatshare.


Solutions to find a furnished and equipped flatshare


To start in a good way your researches, here is a list of websites which gives you a good basis to start. It’s in majority websites specialized in flatshare. We want to present you them with an impartial point of view, with a positive point and a negative point for each platform. Have a good reading!

#1 Roomlala

Roomlala opens the ball of our websites selection destinate to flat-share. The website is available in 12 languages and assembles a remarkable community! Since 2009, students and young workers trust it to integrate or create new flatshares.

Positive point: you don’t need to create an account to see available ads.

Negative point: the website is really valued and researches can be exhausted, don’t desperate if you don’t obtain answers immediately.

#2 Le bon coin 

Talking about classified ads without quoting the boss of the market is just impossible! Le bon coin offers a solution for all your problems, then also for the research of flatshare. Go on the category “colocation” (flatshare) to refine your results and find your equipped flatshare.

Positive point: many private landlords choose to rent or sublet their apartment in Le bon coin, the website helps you to contact them quickly.

Negative point: frauds. The website is full of them. Golden rule n°1: run away advanced payments as Mandat Cash and be very careful!

#3 La carte des colocs

La Carte des colocs is a very interesting place to get in touch with other young people researching a nice equipped flatshare. The website was borned in 2013 and give it to flatshare since.

Positive point: ads are located, so you can see them on a map and search them per geographic area.

Negative point: the website only works on a linking platform, you can’t book it directly on the website.

#4 Appartager

Appartager takes part of the veterans of the sector. The website was borned in 1999, it is the grandfather of the team. It has an easy and quick use.

Positive point: you can get in touch with many tenants researching flatmates, many ads are here.

Negative point: you have to create immediately an account to see all apartments available on Appartager.

#5 Facebook

During your furnished and equipped flatshare research, think to use Facebook! Many groups exist for most of big cities such as our facebook group for Lyon.

Positive point: thanks to this solution you will have the advantage of being able to communicate easily and quickly with the people who propose the roommates. This will also allow you to know them better through their profile and see if you are compatible.

Negative point: there is a lot of competition here too. So as soon as you see a good offer go for it, and give it everything you’ve got!


Chez Nestor : the accommodation solution of a thousand positive points! 


Chez Nestor offers its own offer of furnished and equipped flatshares and, contrary to others websites presented, it is not an ad or a linking website. All drawbacks of private landlord are put on a side!

+  Book on the website in a few clicks and in less than 10 minutes
+ All our accommodations are furnished and equipped flatshares
+ All is included (internet, electricity, housing insurance, etc.)
+ No need any guarantor for foreigner*, we trust you!
+ A technical assistance is at your disposal all along your stay

* Sous certaines conditions en fonction de votre situation.

It’s not always that easy to find a flat. You’ll find here advices and tips from Chez Nestor, to help you find the apartment of your dreams.

Don’t miss your room! In just a few clicks, create a customized reminderto be alerted when the room of your dreams will be available.

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Address : 15 rue Jean Bourgey, 69100 Villeurbanne, France
Phone number : +33 (0) 972 323 102
Mail : hello[@]chez-nestor.com
Website : www.chez-nestor.com
Schedules : Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm

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Furnished flatshare: how to find one?

You are young, you have to move but you don’t want to get in the head with furniture transport?It’s completely understandable and it’s a good thing that Chez Nestor offers you ready-to-living furnished flatshares.

Moving is rarely a pleasure, is it? It is a relatively long process and requires some organization. A certain number of steps must first be taken before leaving your old home (inventory, handing over of keys, termination of contracts, etc.). Then comes the search for a new home with intermediate steps (prepare a file, browse the classified ads, make visits, wait for the response of the owners…). And even if you find accommodation, you still have to open all the contracts (electricity, internet, home insurance…) and move all your furniture. Not to mention the back pain that comes with moving heavyweights like the washing machine, bed, sofa! In other words, all this is time-consuming and exhausting.


The Simplest and most efficient way to find accommodation


Fortunately, there is a solution to make it simpler and more enjoyable: colocation! But not just any…
Chez Nestor offers shared accommodation that is ready-to-live-in, which means that the only thing you will have to do when you move in is to put your suitcase in the room of your choice. Want to know more? Follow the guide!

Chez Nestor reinvents furnished shared accommodation by offering an exceptional service: ready-to-live-in housing right in the city centre. A service that will allow you to burn steps and move in in the blink of an eye!


#1 Equipped and furnished flatshares


We seek the perfect compromise between design and comfort, for the pleasure of your eyes but not only! In your future room we have thought of everything for you: a double bed, a duvet, pillows, a large desk, blackout curtains, smart storage for all your belongings, and even a mirror. Everything with a very colourful and modern design touch. Find the detailed list of all the equipment provided in the accommodation on our website.


#2 All bills included


Opening the contracts you need in your new apartment is often a thankless task. You already imagine yourself making countless phone calls to reach each department? No! With Chez Nestor you will no longer need to worry about that, we take care of everything: water, electricity, internet, even your home insurance! 


#3 An individual lease


The individual lease is a great benefit for you. Thanks to this contract, specific to each roommate, you will have all the freedom to integrate and leave the flatshare of your choice without consequences on the contracts of the others. We just need a month’s notice before you leave.


#4 Free technical support


Something wrong with the apartment? Our team is here to help you. Chez Nestor offers free technical support to all apartment tenants. If you notice a problem in your room or in a common area, do not hesitate to contact our support team. They will be happy to listen to you and do their best to find a quick solution to your problems. 

Find all the information on our website, and view our all-inclusive accommodation catalogue. Your ideal furnished flat is just a few clicks away! All Chez Nestor rooms can be booked in less than 10 minutes directly on our website.

It’s not always that easy to find a flat. You’ll find here advices and tips from Chez Nestor, to help you find the apartment of your dreams.

Don’t miss your room! In just a few clicks, create a customized reminderto be alerted when the room of your dreams will be available.

Read More

Address : 15 rue Jean Bourgey, 69100 Villeurbanne, France
Phone number : +33 (0) 972 323 102
Mail : hello[@]chez-nestor.com
Website : www.chez-nestor.com
Schedules : Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm

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Student flatshare in Lyon

If you decided to continue your studies in Lyon, be reassured, you are not alone: in 2018 Lyon is the second-best city to study in France – after Paris – with a plethora of universities and Grandes Ecoles. Here, French and foreigner students populate the streets, coffees and pubs of the city. You will be in great company! Once you picked your ideal university, all you need to do is to settle in… but how to find an accommodation in Lyon? If you asked yourself this question, do not panic, here you will find all the answers.  

More and more students are looking for an accommodation in Lyon, which makes it increasingly difficult to find a decent room. At Chez Nestor we wanted to tackle the issue, so we created a fast and easy solution for student to find all-inclusive rooms, bookable in a blink. Find out more about our solution in this article.

Students in Lyon often opt for flatsharing. Why so? Easy, it allows them to spend less and to enjoy a great, furnished and fully equipped apartment as well as to share their lives with other students and young workers. However, trying your hand at flat-sharing is not simple as it looks…  


The easiest and fastest way to find a student flatshare in Lyon 


If you are looking for an accommodation in Lyon, Chez Nestor might just be the perfect solution. The idea behind Chez Nestor is very simple: we know that it is difficult and time consuming for foreign students to find a decent accommodation in France. Our purpose is then to facilitate the process of finding an accommodation for every student, by providing high standard, all-inclusive rooms, where you basically just have to drop your luggage and enjoy your new life in France.

Chez Nestor is a real estate company which main goal is to make flat-sharing accessible to all students and young workers.

The main benefits of Chez Nestor are:

  • One lease per person
  • Fully furnished and equipped accommodations
  • We take care of all amenities (electricity, internet etc.)
  • The housing insurance is included
  • Dish washers, vacuum cleaner, duvet, pillows and a lot more are supplied in all our apartments
  • We take great pride in our apartment decoration
  • Free technical assistance

Complete information to help you find your student flatshare


In short, Chez Nestor teams are trying their best to help students get settled in their new city by delivering « ready-to-live » accommodation. It means that all services are already included (internet, electricity, housing insurance, washing machine, food, bedsheets…) and students don’t have to do anything once they move in.

If you are looking for an accommodation in Lyon and you want to move in quickly and simply you’ll be able to rent any room available on our website!

On our website you’ll be able to access all the following information in a blink:

  • The nationality of the roommates
  • The furniture included
  • The floor plan
  • The pictures of ALL the rooms
  • The closest public transports and universities

And a lot more!

With all these, you have all the information you need to make the right choice. You’ll also be able tobook a visit anytime you want directly from our website.

Finally, our bedrooms can be booked in less than 10 minutes. You just have to go on our website, find a room you like and call us to secure the accommodation.

Whether you are a student or a young working person, you will soon arrive in Lyon for a few months and you are looking for a shared accommodation? Nestor is for you! We have more than 350 rooms in the Capital of the Gauls, all fully furnished, equipped and decorated by our teams. Find the perfect roommate, and book your room in just a few minutes!

It’s not always that easy to find a flat. You’ll find here advices and tips from Chez Nestor, to help you find the apartment of your dreams.

Don’t miss your room! In just a few clicks, create a customized reminderto be alerted when the room of your dreams will be available.

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Address : 15 rue Jean Bourgey, 69100 Villeurbanne, France
Phone number : +33 (0) 972 323 102
Mail : hello[@]chez-nestor.com
Website : www.chez-nestor.com
Schedules : Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm

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How to create a flatshare ? Practical Guide

You want to engage in shared accommodation but you don’t know where to start? No problem, follow our guide! Chez Nestor, a specialist in shared accommodation ready to live in France and Spain, we share with you our expert advices on setting up an equipped shared accommodation in three steps!

Besides being a unique social experience, flat-share is currently the best way to live and to keep money in downtown of big cities. More and more people naturally go to flatshare during their researches of apartment. So, what are the main steps you need to follow to start a flatshare and what are flatshare specifics ?

You will find in this article all the answers of your many questions !


How to do a flat-share ?


Find your flatmates #1

If you have already done an agreement with a group of friends, no problem. But if you’re looking for putting up a flat-share with unknown people, you will have to find flatmates. For this, many solutions exist.

The best way to find compatibles persons is to browse Facebook groups of flatshare and to post ads everywhere.

Specialized sites exist in parallel to find flatmates. For example, lacartedescolocs.fr will help you to browse the profil of many persons who are looking for a flat-share. Moreover, the site has many options of filtering (city, budget, age, etc.) which will help you to refine your research and to find your perfects flatmates.

Find the apartment #2

First of all, to create a flat-share, you need to find an apartment. However, find an accommodation adapted for flat-share with a tolerant owner is not easy. Start your researches many months before to give you the time to find a good apartment and owners ready to accept. For this point, browse sites of property classified ads (Le bon coin, PAP.fr, etc.).

 

Sign the lease #3

Be careful during the signature of the lease. It exists two types of lease for flat-share. On one hand, flatmates can signed individually the contract. In that case, we are talking about individual lease. In another hand, if all flatmates are gathered in the same contract, we call it a joint lease.

Generally, the individual lease is more advantageous for flatmates but it’s the rarest contract. The joint lease is more common because it is more advantageous for the owner.

To get more details on these two types of contracts, check our article which explains their differences. After reading it, you will understand better the functioning of flatshare, especially in relation to the owner, the guarantee submission, the rent, and the charges.

Create its own flat-share is a task extremely time-consuming with a lot of responsibilities. Before going in, take the time to think about it and weigh up the pros and cons. If you only want to join a flat-share without giving you grief, an alternative exists.

 


Chez Nestor : less process for more comfort


Chez Nestor’s main mission is to simplify you tasks, whether you’re a student or a young worker. How ? In offering you a complete service answering all your demands !

+ An individual lease for each flatmate
+ Furnished ans equipped apartments
+ All included (water, electicity , housing insurance)
+ All the equipment required (wishing machine, vacum cleaner, duvet, pillow ect…)
+ Technical assistance

If you’re looking for a furnished flat-share in the fastest and easiest way possible, Chez Nestor was made for you. Let’s meet on our website, where you can quicly access all the information required to book a room in less than 10 minutes! 

It’s not always that easy to find a flat. You’ll find here advices and tips from Chez Nestor, to help you find the apartment of your dreams.

Don’t miss your room! In just a few clicks, create a customized reminderto be alerted when the room of your dreams will be available.

Read More

Address : 15 rue Jean Bourgey, 69100 Villeurbanne, France
Phone number : +33 (0) 972 323 102
Mail : hello[@]chez-nestor.com
Website : www.chez-nestor.com
Schedules : Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm

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Renting a flat without a French guarantor

Renting an accommodation in France without a French guarantor is possible. It’s actually really simple if you know where to look. It’s a shame that a lot of students think that finding a flatshare or an accommodation without a French guarantor is impossible, when, in fact, easy solutions exist ! Keep reading 🙂

Sharing a flat/renting a flat in Lyon without a French guarantor is totally possible and here are 2 ways to do it.


#1 Renting or flatsharing without a French guarantor: “Caution Locative Etudiante”


If doing some paperwork doesn’t scare you and if you really need to rent a flat in Lyon without any French guarantor take a look at the: « Caution Locative Etudiante » (CLE).

It is a state aid handled by the CROUS : “centres régionaux des œuvres universitaires et scolaires” which in charge of social help for students, welcoming foreigner students, student accommodation…)

This guarantee was created for students looking for an accommodation and who do not have any guarantor. It is available everywhere in France.

Conditions

All accommodations are concerned as long as they are sanitary and safe to live in.

The process concerns students:

  • With revenues, but no guarantor.
  • Who are looking for an accommodation in France because of their studies.
  • Who are aged less than 28 years old when signing the lease.
  • Who are aged more than 28 years old if they are foreign doctorate students (doctorate degree obtained less than 6 years ago, or holding a fixed-term contract (without the degree) as researcher in a research unit or laboratory).

How does it work ?

In order to get the « Caution Locative Etudiante » (CLE), the student has to initially pay a subscription equal to 1.5% of the amount of the rent.

For instance, if the student has trouble paying the rent, it’s the CLE that will take care all the unpaid rents and charges. However the student will still have to reimburse the CLE and a repayment schedule will be negotiated for that matter.

Particular cases

#1- Change accommodation

If the student changes his accommodation, but still wants to keep benefiting from the guarantee, he has to honor his debts (refund all the unpaid rents and pay the contribution).

#2- Flatshare

There can only be one guarantee per lease. If every co-tenant wants to individually benefit from the financial support, the signed lease must not have a solidarity clause. In case of flatshare, every co-tenant has to make a request and match the allocation conditions.

#3- Procedure

You have to make the request from your personal space on the Lokaviz website. In order to access your personal space, you have to sign up or sign in on the portal MesServices. Then, you need to click on the icon « CLE » and fill in the CLE request form.

MesServices


#2 Chez Nestor: the easy solution to rent without any French guarantor 


Nobody likes paperwork, so if the idea of filling mountains of administrative documents disheartens you, don’t lose hope and have a look at Chez Nestor.

What is Chez Nestor?

  • Chez Nestor is a real estate company which aim is to make it easy for student to get a place to live.
  • Chez Nestor is particularly good when it comes to housing foreign students without a French guarantor.
  • Chez Nestor does everything to help students get settled in their new city by delivering « ready-to-live » accommodations. What does that mean? It means that all services are already included (internet, electricity,  house insurance, washing machine, food…) and students only have to come with their luggage.

If you are a foreign student without a French guarantor looking for a flatshare in Lyon , you will be able to rent any Chez Nestor room.

We have a trust-based relationship with our clients and we consider that if you are able to pay the deposit and the first rent, you will never leave us disappointed 😉

So there’s only one thing to remember. If you are a foreign student, you don’t need any French guarantor to rent a Chez Nestor flat! In fact you can book ANY of our apartments without a French guarantor! Bonus point, you will avoid all the paperwork related to the « Caution Locative Etudiante » !

It’s not always that easy to find a flat. You’ll find here advices and tips from Chez Nestor, to help you find the apartment of your dreams.

Don’t miss your room! In just a few clicks, create a customized reminderto be alerted when the room of your dreams will be available.

Read More

Address : 15 rue Jean Bourgey, 69100 Villeurbanne, France
Phone number : +33 (0) 972 323 102
Mail : hello[@]chez-nestor.com
Website : www.chez-nestor.com
Schedules : Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm

FIND A ROOM

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Chez Nestor support you in your searches. In just a few clicks, create a customized reminder to be alerted when the room of your dreams will be available.