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Paris Nice Home Apartment Rental

On our last trip to Paris (May 2016) my husband and I stayed in a lovely apartment on Ile St. Louis that we rented through Paris Nice Home. In March 2017 my cousin and her husband stayed in the same apartment. We will be returning to Paris this summer, but I can no longer get in touch with Paris Nice Home. The email won't go through, and when I try to send an email to Pascal directly, I get no response. We had such a fabulous experience before. Does anyone know what has happened to them?

Posted by acraven
Washington DC
9946 posts

I don't know anything about that company, but effective December 2017 Paris began enforcing a requirement that short-term rentals be registered and the registration number displayed in online advertisements. Anecdotal reports indicate that a lot of places have been taken off the market as a result. You need to proceed with caution, lest you arrange to rent a place and then discover a few days before your trip that it is no longer available, leaving you scrambling for replacement lodgings.

Posted by Jenny OP
Birmingham, Alabama
7 posts

Thank you! This information is very helpful. Hopefully this company will register so they can continue renting their great apartments.

Posted by JHK
Palo Alto, California, United States
1811 posts

The agency does not register its apartments unless it is the owner. The registration and the penalties for non-registration fall on the owner. The website for Paris Nice Home is still active. Some agencies have been closing up their short term rental business and maybe this is one. I know you said you e-mailed but did you use an e-mail address that you have? If so, perhaps give a try to using the "contact us" link on their still active website.

Posted by chexbres
Paris
2466 posts

Most of their apartments list renovations as late as 2010. I don't know when you stayed in their apartment, but it's probably been sold.

The time has passed for individual owners to have applied for the 13-digit registration number.

Posted by John
Madison, WI, USA
15 posts

For a company that rents apartments strictly in the Marais, which we have used 3 times, check out Parisautrement.com. We like that company.

Posted by JHK
Palo Alto, California, United States
1811 posts

@ Chexbres
"Most of their apartments list renovations as late as 2010. I don't know when you stayed in their apartment, but it's probably been sold." OP says she stayed in2016 and her sister stayed in 2017.

"The time has passed for individual owners to have applied for the 13-digit registration number." What does that mean? Are you saying that if an owner has not applied by a certain date, it is too late and registration is now closed? What happens if an apartment is sold and the new owner wants to do short term rentals?

Posted by chexbres
Paris
2466 posts

Pardon me - I was going by the pictures and the reviews, of Paris Nice Home.
Of course, those properties could have been sold in the meantime, or taken off the market.

If the property has been sold, or taken off the market, the property owner will have to apply for a 13-digit registration number.

It reverts to the new property owner, to apply for the registration number, if he/she wants to be legal.
You just fill in the online form, and make sure your financial information is correct,
and put it on your website.

Posted by Jenny OP
Birmingham, Alabama
7 posts

Thank you, John, for your recommendation. My husband was able to reach Pascal (the manager of Paris Nice Home) by phone yesterday.

Posted by Tocard
Panguitch, Utah
369 posts

It reverts to the new property owner, to apply for the registration
number, if he/she wants to be legal. You just fill in the online form,
and make sure your financial information is correct,

Not only must the financial information be correct, the owner must also be the principal resident at the registered address. An owner may rent his primary residence for a period not to exceed 120 days annually.

If the owner does not reside full time at the registered address, he may not legally offer the property for a rental period of fewer than 12 months.