From now on, the law allows local authorities to control the properties rented out. This is the case in Grasse, in the Alpes-Maritimes.
The law now allows communities to control the rented goods. In Grasse (Alpes-Maritimes), Aurore Benos, a landlord owner, obtained her rental permit. It offers a two-room apartment in order with the criteria required by the city. “We check that there is sufficient natural lighting in the accommodation ”, Explain William Audibert, head of the municipal hygiene and health service in Grasse. Good ventilation, nine square meters per person, cold and hot drinking water, sanitary facilities separate from the kitchen… These other criteria are those required by law.
Of buildings lack maintenance
The old town of Grasse dates from the Middle Ages. An obvious charm, but some of the 650 buildings are sorely lacking in maintenance. In 2015, without causing any victim, two of them even collapsed. Today, the law makes it possible to impose the organization of work on owners who want to rent. Grasse is the first town in the Alpes-Maritimes to do so in its historic center. To accommodate a tenant, under penalty of a fine, owners must submit a file.