Thermal strainers: raising the rent is now prohibited – economy


Since January 1, 2021, landlords renting out low-energy performance homes no longer have the right to increase the rent between two tenants.

No insulation work = no increase in rent!

Do you own a “thermal strainer” (either a house or apartment labeled “F” or “G” by an Energy Performance Diagnostic) that you are renting out? If this is the case, be aware that if it is located in one of the 29 agglomerations where the market is deemed “tense”, the law now prohibits you from increasing the rent until you have carried out any work. insulation (and / or other work aimed at increasing the energy efficiency of the home).

The agglomerations affected by this new ban, in force since January 1, 2021, are: Ajaccio, Annecy, Arles, Bastia, Bayonne, Beauvais, Bordeaux, Draguignan, Fréjus, Genève-Annemasse, Grenoble, La Rochelle, La Teste-de- Buch – Arcachon, Lille, Lyon, Marseille – Aix-en-Provence, Meaux, Menton-Monaco, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Saint-Nazaire, Sète, Strasbourg, Thonon-les-Bains, Toulon and Toulouse.

Rent increase: the derogation related to the work ended on December 31, 2020

Note that the possibility of increasing the rent still existed in 2020 if the owner carried out work the cost of which would represent at least half of the last year of rent (without this increasing the score in the Energy Performance Diagnosis). But from January 1, 2021 this exemption has been removed.

While waiting to do the work and obtain a better score in the Energy Performance Diagnosis, the only increase that the owner of such a home can apply is that based on the rent revision index. The value of the latter is given each quarter by INSEE.

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