Once you have moved into your accommodation, there are still some tasks to complete

Once you know your moving-in date, you can sign up to the various contracts, such as gas and electricity, and begin applying for housing support.

WATER, GAS AND ELECTRICITY

Your gas and electricity suppliers may vary depending on the location of your property: As of 1 July 2007, it is possible to choose your supplier for electricity and natural gas.


For water, all of the Grenoble Alpes Métropole towns must refer to Eaux de Grenoble Alpes.

INTERNET AND LANDLINE

Once you know your new address and have signed the lease, you can sign up for an Internet and landline contract.

If you live in a student residence hall, you must speak to the reception service for your residence hall.

HOME INSURANCE AND CIVIL LIABILITY (RESPONSABILITÉ CIVILE) INSURANCE

Insurance
For both furnished and unfurnished properties, tenants are required by law to insure the property throughout the length of the lease.

Tenants must take out "lease risks" insurance ("risque locatifs") and provide the owner with a certificate when receiving the keys, and every year on the anniversary of the lease date. Without this certificate, the owner can terminate the lease.

NB. This insurance does not cover your belongings in the event of theft or damage by a third party. To insure your belongings, you must take out multi-risk home insurance.
Civil liability (responsabilité civile)
Civil liability insurance is mandatory. It covers any damage you accidentally cause to others. This insurance is required to finalize your enrollment at your school. It is generally included in a multi-risk insurance contract.

Lots of organizations (insurance companies, banks, student mutual health insurers) offer students insurance contracts. Consider shopping around and comparing the prices and services offered.

HOUSING ALLOWANCES/CAF

Once the lease agreement has been signed, it is possible to apply for housing support from the Caisse d'Allocations Familiales (Caf).