Rental conditions depending on the type of rental
In order to better understand the specific nature of furnished rentals, the law has also established differences between furnished and unfurnished in terms of general rental conditions. The security deposit that may be required by a furnished landlord is equivalent to two months rent, compared to only one month for of an unfurnished apartment. Similarly, the legal duration of a furnished lease is one year (9 months for a student lease), compared to 3 years renewable for an unfurnished accommodation.
In addition, minimum notice periods are shortened for furnished apartments: 3 months on behalf of the landlord, and 1 month on behalf of the tenant, compared to 6 months and 3 months respectively (1 month for city districts located in "high demand" areas) for unfurnished properties. Finally, it is important to note that a furnished apartment must include certain amenities that have been expressly defined by law, and in failing to comply with this list, a judge may reclassify the property as unfurnished. A furnished owner has greater flexibility if he or she wishes to repossess their property, however in return, they are exposed to a more frequent turnover of tenants.