Finding accommodation for a student is always an obstacle course. With the health crisis, the students got their results later this year. They therefore launched their research at the same time.
It’s a race against time for thousands of students. In Lille (North), a six-bedroom shared apartment has just been put on the market. The visits follow one another. “I will be back in two weeks, so as soon as I see an advertisement I call the agencies directly and I do my best to visit quickly“, Explains a future student.
An influx of requests
This year, with the health crisis, the rental market is saturated. In Grenoble (Isère), there are 60,000 students per year. A family has made the observation. “With the Covid, the results have been postponed. All students arrive at the same time to find their apartment“, Notes the father. Some real estate agencies are unable to meet demand.