French-English glossary for estate terms

(Source : http://www.e-vitrine.net)

 

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à la remise des clefs when the keys are handed over, at the moment of the handing over of the keys
accusé de réception acknowledgement of receipt
acompte advance payment, down payment
agence immobilière estate agency [UK], estate agent's (office) [UK], real estate agency [US]
agent immobilier estate agent [UK], real estate agent [US]
antenne de télévision collective community antenna
appartement flat [UK], apartment [US]
appartement meublé furnished flat [UK], furnished apartment [US]
appartement vide unfurnished flat [UK], unfurnished apartment [US]
assurance habitation house insurance
assurance habitation (pour un locataire) renter's insurance
bail, contrat de location (rental) contract
bien immobilier property [UK], real-estate property [US]
cage d'escalier staircase, stairway
caution, dépôt de garantie (damage) deposit, (security) deposit
cave cellar
chambre à coucher bedroom
chambre mansardée attic room
charges locatives maintenance charges, maintenance costs, service charges, utility expenses
chaudière à gaz/mazout gas/oil-fired boiler
chauffage central central heating
cheminée (complète) / cheminée (âtre) chimney / fireplace
compromis de vente (contrat synallagmatique) preliminary sale contract (bilateral contract)
conditions suspensives conditions precedent
cuisine kitchen
douche shower
durée du contrat contract period
emménager to move in
escalier stairs, steps
étage floor
état des lieux inventory (of fixtures)
état des lieux d'entrée ingoing inventory (of fixtures), initial inventory (of fixtures)
état des lieux de sortie outgoing inventory (of fixtures), final inventory (of fixtures)
évier sink
faire visiter to show round [UK], to show through [US], to show over [UK]
four oven
hauteur sous plafond height from floor to ceiling, (floor to) ceiling height
hotte aspirante cooker hood [UK], range hood [US]
immeuble (d'habitation) block of flats [UK], apartment building [US]
jardin garden
lavabo washbasin
lettre recommandée avec accusé de réception registered letter with acknowledgement of reception
locataire tenant
location rental
location meublée furnished rental
location vide unfurnished rental
louer (pour un propriétaire) to let out [UK], to rent out
louer (pour un locataire) to rent
loyer rent
mandat (exclusif) d'achat (exclusive) buyer representation agreement
mandat (exclusif) de vente (exclusive) seller representation agreement
mandataire (pour l'achat) buyer representative
mandataire (pour la vente) seller representative
maison house
mezzanine mezzanine (floor)
montant du loyer rent amount
notaire French lawyer
offre d'achat offer to purchase real estate, purchase offer
parquet / parquet de chêne (parquet) floor / oak parquet
penderie wardrobe
période de location rental period
période de préavis notice period
pierre de taille dressed stone
place de stationnement parking space
plafond ceiling
préavis de départ notice of leaving, move-out notice, vacate notice, termination notice, notice of intent to vacate
propriétaire landlord, owner
remise des clefs keys handover
rénové renovated
réserver to book, to reserve
rez-de-chaussée ground floor
salle d'eau/de douche(s) shower-room
salle de bain(s) bathroom
salon, séjour living room, lounge [UK], sitting room
sol, plancher floor
solde balance
studio studio flat [UK], apartment
T1, F1 1 room + kitchen + sanitary (wc, shower or bath)
T2, F2 2 rooms + kitchen + sanitary (wc, shower or bath)
T3, F3 3 rooms + kitchen + sanitary (wc, shower or bath)
tarifs, prix rates
taxe d'habitation local tax
taxe foncière local tax
taxes taxes
toilettes, W.-C. toilet, W.-C.
T.V.A. V.A.T.
véranda veranda
verrière canopy
virement bancaire bank transfer, money transfer, bank swift
visiter une maison to go over/to view a house, to look a house over, to look over a house

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