A new trend in residential real estate, coliving is a collective housing offer, which combines private and shared living spaces and specific services.

The coliving activity questions the current regulations, which are not always adapted to this hybrid form of housing.

In this context, Urban Act Avocats advises coliving operators who wish to secure and perpetuate their operating model.

Our missions

  • Structuring of the operating model and choice of legal regime: analysis of the mode of operation, the nature of the services provided, the target group of users and the duration of the contracts envisaged;
  • Compliance with building law, town planning law, co-ownership law and special regulations (e.g. in the residential sector: rent guidelines, amounts of sublet rents, main residence status, payment of state housing subsidies, etc.);
  • Legal set-up and development of the contractual environment: selection and drafting of lessor-operator / operator-user contracts, occupancy agreements, property management mandates, service provision contracts, etc.;
  • Tax arrangements*: tax aspects of the structuring, applicability of VAT to rents and services, problems with the application of tourist tax, etc.

    *We deal with tax matters with a reference lawyer specialising in property taxation.

Business cases

  • Assisting an international coliving player, established in seven European cities, in setting up in France.
  • Assisting coliving companies that cater to specific groups: single-parent families, students and young seniors.
  • Assisting rental management agencies specialized in coliving and shared accommodation.