To ensure payment of rent and
rental charges in the case of arrears : the CIGL enters into a
contract - free of charge - with the landlord.
The sum paid is an advance (free of charge) which must be repaid
over the course of three years. The person who signed the rental
contract is liable and, in certain cases, the cost of the rent
is taken into consideration (contact us for further details).
Who is Eligible for the CIGL ?
A private sector, non-agricultural, employee.
A person under 30 years of age, in the above situation or
looking for work.
Who to Contact ?
• Telephone the Housing Department. Tel : +33 (0)5 53 06 82 50
57, rue Wilson
Tel. : +33 (0)5 53 06 82 50
Fax : +33 (0)5 53 06 82 51
More information (in french)
Family Benefits Agency
The Dordogne Family Benefits Agency (CAF) telephone service. Tel
: 08 91 67 00 24
Details of various housing benefits can also be obtained by
ringing this number.
Three Possible Solutions
APL (Personal Housing Benefit)
ALF (Family Housing Benefit) concerns those who are not eligible
for the APL and who :
ALS (Social Housing Benefit) corners those who are eligible for
neither the APL nor the AFL.
For further details contact the Family Benefits Agency (the CAF)
in your town or département.
BERGERAC CAF DORDOGNE CAF
Open Monday to Friday
9h00 to 10h30
Generally speaking, when the tenant signs a lease he/she will be
required to pay :
• A month’s rent in
• A deposit : guaranteeing the tenant’s respect of his/her
obligations, for instance the payment of repairs incumbent upon
the tenant. At the end of the rental period, the landlord must
return the deposit, minus any sum that the tenant owes. In the
case of non-furnished lodgings the deposit should not be more than
two months’ rent (not including charges).
• Agency fees : Nothing is due the agency before tenant and
landlord have signed a lease. In the case of non-furnished
lodgings the costs involved in drawing up a lease should be split
evenly between the tenant and the landlord.
• Inventory costs : In the case of non-furnished lodgings, if an
agreement cannot be reached between tenant and landlord (or
agent), the inventory should be drawn up by a bailiff and the cost
split evenly between the tenant and the landlord. The tenant
should pay particular attention to the state of the property to
avoid future litigation.
• House insurance : Insurance is obligatory but the tenant can
choose his/her own insurance company.
• Utility meters : Connect water, gas and electricity meters.
Connection of telephone depending on the circumstances.
A lease is essential for both the tenant and the landlord. Rental
conditions vary according to the situation.
Non-furnished lodgings : the lease must respect the conditions
imposed by the 6 July 1989 law .
• Except in circumstances taken into account by the law, the lease
must be for a minimum of 3 years if the landlord is a private
individual or 6 if a corporate body.
• Tenant and landlord are free to agree on a fixed rental rate
which can be revised once a year in accordance with the
construction industry INSEE (national institute of statistics and
economic studies) index.
• Providing the tenant respects a three-months’ notice period s/he
is free to end the lease at any moment. The notice period is
reduced to one month in the case of loss of employment, a new
employment following the loss of employment, a transfer, or if the
tenant is an RMI (income support) claimant.
Furnished lodgings as a principal domicile :
• If the landlord rents out a maximum of 4 properties, then there
are no specific regulations governing the situation. All the more
important, therefore, to specify - in writing - the conditions of
the lease. Particular attention should be paid to the length of
the lease and the notice period/conditions of the tenant.
• If the landlord regularly rents out more than 4 properties, a
minimum one-year lease must be established. The tenant is free to
end the lease at any moment providing a one-month notice period is
• Lodgings situated in subsidized young worker’s hostels or
community residences have one-month occupancy titles which can be
ended at any moment providing a one-week notice period is
If, in order to reserve a lodging, the landlord proposes to sign -
against a sum of money - the promise of a lease, it must specify
the exact type of housing, the rent, the duration of the lease and
the conditions in which the sum of money would be returned should
the prospective tenant decide not to rent the lodging.
For all further information, contact :
« Opened in 1984, on the initiative of 'Conseil Général de la
Dordogne', The “ADIL 24” is present for more than 20 years and
assures a mission of public service of accommodation information.
The Departmental Agency for Information on the Accommodation of
Dordogne (ADIL 24) has as vocation to give to the public a
juridical, financial and fiscal advice on all questions relating
to the habitat ».
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