Relocation Assistance : employee

Costs of working with a relocation service provider: subsidy

Some of our services can be covered by relocation assistance subsidised by ‘1% housing’ organisations, subject to certain eligibility criteria :

  • The Employee must work for a private non-agricultural company with at least 10 employees,
  • The Employee being taken on or transferred is obliged to move house or have a second residence and therefore to take on a rental property in the new work location,
  • The distance between the old and new accommodation must be greater than 70 km,
  • The Employee’s reference taxable income for the year N-1 or N-2 must not exceed the PLI [Intermediate Rental Loan] ceiling (the reference taxable income is shown on the tax notice).


Composition of the household Zone A Zone B Zone C
One person 41 065 31 734 27 768
Two persons without dependents (1) 61 373 42 379 37 082
Three persons or one person with one dependent (2) 73 777 50 965 44 594
4 persons or one person with 2 dependents 88 369 61 526 53 836
5 persons or one person with  3 dependents 104 612 72 378 63 330
6 persons or one person with 4 dependents 117 722 81 570 71 373
For each additional person + 13 116 + 9 099 + 7 962

(1) does not apply to ‘young households’
(2) or a ‘young household’ without dependents

 Zones A, B and C correspond to the classification of communes in the Decree of 29 April 2009 (French legislation).


Double accommodation costs: repayable loan (1% rate)

This loan covers expenses not paid by the employer and borne by the recipient of the assistance in the departure or destination location.

These expenses occur either because :

  • There is a double accommodation cost,
  • There are expenses related to the change of accommodation.

Costs relating to two main rental residences occupied consecutively by the employee in the destination location may be covered, subject to remaining below the assistance ceiling*, although consecutive occupation does not of itself constitute a double cost,

The double cost is defined as a maximum of four months’ rent and rental charges in the destination location.

The only costs covered are :

  • The rents and rental charges due from the employee under a rental contract or occupancy agreement for a furnished or unfurnished property intended to be occupied as the main residence,
  • Occupancy charges in the case of collective housing; the resident must be in possession of an occupancy title drawn up by the management company.


Expenses relating to a change of accommodation include :

In the departure location ::

  • Costs involved in renting out or selling the property,
  • Notary’s fees and emoluments,
  • Mortgage discharge costs,
  • Charges for early repayment of loans resulting from the sale of the property,
  • Interim interest on bridging loans. bridging loans.

In the destination location: :

  • Agency fees for rental accommodation search, only if the services provided resulted in the signature of a lease,
  • Fees for preparation of the rental contract,
  • Notary’s fees and emoluments relating to a notarised lease.