1 - Prepare your rental application
Your rental application to be submitted to the future owner must include documents providing proof of your identity and financial solvency, such as a copy of your ID, information about your income like payslips if you are on a permanent contract or your last balance sheet and income tax notice if you are a business owner, or your student card or certificate if you are moving to Paris to study. If you have someone acting as guarantor, you will also have to provide all documents proving their capacity to do so.
It is also recommended to write a cover letter to introduce yourself to a rental agency or the owner to provide more details about your personal situation. For instance, if you are a freelancer, you may earn quite a comfortable income but not have payslips. If you are coming to study in Paris, it is worth explaining what studies you will be doing, for how long and at which university or school. You may also even add a picture or a link to your LinkedIn profile to provide additional information regarding your professional background. If you have a guarantor service such as Visale or Garantme, you can add the supporting document because it will show that you are determined and are taking this apartment hunt seriously.
For more information on how to prepare a comprehensive application file, you can visit our FAQ - Services to tenants.