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How to find a guarantor in France?

A guarantor is a person who guarantees for you: he or she agrees to pay your rent if you no longer have the means to do so.

In France, a guarantor is almost always required for people who want to rent an apartment, whether they are foreign or French.

⚠️Your guarantor must be French. If you do not have one, other solutions are available to you!



1. Garantie VISALE

  • A free rental deposit created by the State.

  • Eligibility criteria:

  • If you are between 18 and 30 years old, no particular professional status is required.

  • If you are over 30, you must be employed in the private or agricultural sector. You can apply six months after entering the company.

  • The accommodation must be your main residence

  • The rent including charges must not exceed €1,500 in Paris and €1,300 in other cities.

  • To apply: You must go to the Action Logement website, create a personal space and fill out a form.


If you are not eligible for VISALE or the owner of your home does not recognize it, you can check other solutions 👇



2. Garantme

  • Price: the price varies according to the amount of the rent and the number of occupants. Example: €210/year for a rent of €500/month for 1 person.

  • Eligibility criteria:

  • Students do not need to have income

  • For other profiles, you must provide proof of salaried income, allowances, savings, etc.

  • To test your eligibility, go to the Garantme website



3. Cautioneo

  • Price: the price varies according to the amount of the rent and the number of occupants. Example: €174/year for a rent of €500/month for 1 person.

  • Eligibility criteria: all professional statuses (CDD, CDI, freelance, student, expatriate, entrepreneur...) and types of income are taken into account (salary, CAF, savings, dividends, alimony...)

  • More info here


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