Paris Apartment: Glossary of French-English terms
To help English speaking renters and owners to wend their way through contracts, leases and advertisements as the hunt for the Paris apartment moves along FUSAC has compiled a glossary of terms for Housing.
accusé de réception: receipt that is signed by the recipient of a letter and sent back to the send as proof of reception
acompte: advance payment, down payment
agence immobilière: estate agency [UK], real estate agency [US]
ancien: built more than 20 years ago
appareils électriques: appliances
appartement vide: unfurnished flat [UK], unfurnished apartment [US]
armoire: storage cabinet
assurance habitation: homeowner's or renter's insurance. Note: it is obligatory for renters to have an insurance policy.
bail, contrat de location (plural = baux): (rental) lease / contract
bien immobilier: property
box: enclosed parking space with a locked door
cage d'escalier: stairwell
canapé: sofa, settee
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