Paris Vacation Rentals in 2015

Old Aug 4th, 2015, 08:36 AM
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http://www.parisperfect.com/apartmen...eau-latour.php

€496 - €764 per night?
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 09:01 AM
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Anyone else having difficulty seeing the Paris Perfect link above?
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 09:14 AM
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Hi Sarastro; It does open!
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 09:32 AM
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It doesn´t for me. I cannot navigate within their website to any of their rentals other than those tagged as <i>long term</i>.

Probably because I live in Paris and unscrupulous agencies mask their illegal activities from those connecting to their web pages from within France. This protects them somewhat from the scrutiny of the mayor´s task force which is clamping down on illegal rental activity.

Can anyone connecting to the internet from within France, actually view the web page posted by scrb11 (without using a VPN connection)?
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 09:39 AM
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It opens with no problem for me, Sarastro.
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 09:42 AM
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Under conditions, it does say they collect taxes [without elaborating].
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 09:45 AM
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Sarasoto - I would not call anyone "unscrupulous agencies (who) mask their illegal activities from those connecting to their web pages from within France" before you get some facts. As you can see - you seem to have some "other" problems connecting/navigating in the Paris Perfect site.

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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 09:52 AM
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Hey stu; Did you see this Airbnb site?

http://becker.edu/sportslight/Richar...-fame-inductee

Consider--facts do not matter!!
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 10:03 AM
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Wow - that's remarkable what you have done. Are the 1,745 iris's still around???

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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 10:06 AM
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Letsgeaux: I use [email protected] and haven't had any problems communicating with Thierry. I hope you get a response from him. It is odd you are having difficulties with this.

Will try my hand at a trip report when I get home!
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 10:26 AM
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<i>it does say they collect taxes [without elaborating]</i>

The tourist tax (<i>taxe de sejour</i is about 1% of the problem. The problem being addressed by Paris and other cities, is 1. unpaid <b>income tax</i> (why do you think so many owners demand cash payment?) 2. the housing shortage 3. the assassination of residential neighbourhoods by excessive tourists, who do not go to the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker. So these commerces disappear along with the cobblers, seamstresses, hardware stores, etc.
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 11:15 AM
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kerouac - do you see the apartment chateau-latour? I can connect to the site Paris Perfect, I can see the long term apartments, but I cannot navigate to the short term apartments?

Collecting and forwarding the taxe de séjour is really the only legal item that an agency concerns itself with. I have never seen these items included within the price of a hotel room, they are always added to a hotel stay and shown separately when checking out.
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 11:51 AM
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Unfortunately gentrification happens everywhere.

It's not rocket science.
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 11:53 AM
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stu; My Japanese Iris garden is long gone, 2003.

And I only had about 180 different verities.
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 12:21 PM
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Sarastro: I can connect to the PP site as well, but can't see any short term apts (in Paris now), just a couple of long term. When I'm in the U.S., I see lots of short term ones on the PP site. And, I do look at their site fairly often when home.
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 12:38 PM
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Thanks powhatangal.

I stand by my original comments about Paris Perfect´s integrity. However, I have heard that this is a tactic used by other agencies as well to hide their illegal rental activities from law enforcement here in Paris.
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 12:43 PM
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Perhaps the integrity of the naysayers needs too be questioned.

They are the same people time after time on these threads scaring people without ever telling the whole store.
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 01:57 PM
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Taxes ?
I went to a B&B in may on street St Denis.
I asked for an invoice.
I got the invoice 2015/2.
The guy rents 2 rooms in this appt, all year round, and issues 2 invoices in 5 months.
Sure everything is declared and he pays all his taxes.
Obviously.

Ps : Iris you are repeating yourself.
Telling people there is no risk is misleading. There is a risk.
A small one. But a risk.
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 01:59 PM
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http://immobilier.lefigaro.fr/articl...-6d43728bd2a8/

Title of the article :
Dans ce secteur touristique, de nombreux logements sont loués illégalement via des sites tels que Airbnb.

I don't doubt since so many are so well aware of the situation in Paris that they can read French, but for those who can't, it says that 'a lot of appt in 'le marais' are illegally rented through sites such as Airbnb'.

Now it comes from Le Figaro, as you all now, it is one of the most prominent newspapers in France, so probably the same people who scare people without telling the whole story.

They also say that Paris authorities controlled 400-500 apts in 2014 and that 56 were illegal. I'm not good in maths but love stats, and for me it means between 11% and 14% of the checked apts. And controls are increasing in 2015. Maybe my 'samll risk' is understated after all.

But they are only journalists, jsut want to sell papers, so they don't check anything and do it only to pester US citizens renting appts in Paris. And they know nothing about the laws, since on top of being journalists they are French...

Just listen to Iris - she knows and us telling there is a risk are scaremongers.
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 02:01 PM
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'controlled' is a bad translation of 'contrôlés' (we call it 'faux amis' in French - sounds close but not same meaning - one should use the word 'checked' instead.
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