How long can a property be rented on a holiday rental basis in Nice?

14 December 2023

Short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb, Booking, Tripadvisor, etc. offer owners great flexibility when it comes to the length of the rental period. The minimum rental period is one night, while the maximum is 90 consecutive nights for the same tenant. This means that owners can rent out their shared-ownership flats for one night, one week or even three months.

1. Renting out your principal residence as a seasonal rental in Nice: the rules to follow

A principal residence is a place where you live for more than 6 months of the year. It's important to note that owners must comply with local laws and regulations on short-term lets. In Nice, owners of principal residences do not need to register with the town hall, although they may not rent out more than 120 days in total per year.

2. Seasonal rental regulations for second homes in Nice

A second home is defined as a property occupied for less than 6 months a year by its owner. You must register with the Mairie to obtain a change-of-use number, which will appear on your ad to ensure that you comply with the legislation in force in Nice.

This authorisation is valid for 6 years in Nice. Only one is issued per tax household and it is not renewable.

You must also create an accommodation provider account to pay the tourist tax for which you are liable.

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