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Procedure How to exchange a state-owned apartment

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Direction de l’Habitat

10 bis, quai Antoine 1er
BP 631
MC 98013 MONACO CEDEX

Ms Cynthia SALVANHAC :
(+377) 98 98 42 79
State Sector residential property : 98 98 80 08 ou 98 98 44 80

Fax : (+377) 98 98 20 06

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

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Direction de l’Habitat

10 bis, quai Antoine 1er
BP 631
MC 98013 MONACO CEDEX

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

Phone : (+377) 98 98 80 08

Fax : (+377) 98 98 20 06

Lignes générales téléphoniques :
Aides au Logement : (+377) 98 98 44 79
Secteur Domanial : (+377) 98 98 44 80
Secteur Protégé : (+377) 98 98 44 81

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Principle and conditions

Tenants of State-owned accommodation who wish to exchange their apartment can be placed on the exchange of State-owned apartments register, and can consult it.

When two (or more) households agree to exchange their respective apartments, they must send a request to the Housing Department which can agree to or refuse the exchange subject to:

If accommodation of the same type is exchanged, there must be no impact on the National Housing Aid.

You must be housed in an apartment in the State sector in Monaco and the holder of either:

  • A lease agreement
  • Or a Right to Buy contract

You can exchange your accommodation for an apartment that does not exceed your normal needs, as set out in the following table:

Composition of the household Normal Needs
Couple or single person with no established professional activity Studio
Single person with regular income Studio or 1 bedroom apartment
Married couple or couple living as a married couple with regular income 1 bedroom apartment
Household with 1 dependent or working child 
Household with 1 child (minor) who is present at least 50% of the time
Household with 2 visiting children (minors)
Household with 3 visiting children (minors)
2 bedroom apartment
Household with 2 dependent or working children
Household with 1 dependent or working child and 1 child (minor) who is present at least 50% of the time
Household with 1 dependent or working child and 2 visiting children (minors)
Household with 2 child (minor) who are present at least 50% of the time
Household with 1 child who is present at least 50% of the time and at least 2 visiting children (minors)
Household with at least 4 visiting children (minors)
3 bedroom apartment
Household with at least 3 dependent or working children 4 bedroom apartment

Please note that the following do not count as part of the household:

  • Parents or friends who are accommodated
  • Children of a person accommodated

With regard to children (minors) who visit, the household can request an exchange for 2-bedroom accommodation.

1

Obtaining and completing the registration form

To get this form you can either:

2

Collating the documents

The documents to be provided concerning the composition of the household in order to determine normal needs in conformity with the Ministerial Decree in force regarding State-owned housing.

If you receive National Housing Aid, you should only provide the documents that are relevant to your application from the list of documents below.

For dependent children:

  • Proof of filiation
  • A copy of the divorce ruling or proof of separation, giving details of custody of the children, if applicable
  • For adult children, a copy of their ID card
  • A medical certificate of pregnancy for expected births

 

For children (minors) who visit:

  • A copy of the divorce ruling or proof of separation giving details of the custody of the children

3

Submitting the application

You should submit your application to the Housing Department. The Housing Department will send you proof of receipt confirming that you have been placed on the exchange register.

This registration remains valid while you are occupying the accommodation in question.

4

Consulting the exchange register

Once you have been placed on the register, you can consult the advertisements for accommodation that does not exceed your normal needs. You can consult it:

5

Contacting the people whose apartment you are interested in

If an apartment matches your needs, you can contact the tenants by telephone or e-mail.

6

Applying for authorisation to proceed with the exchange

If you are in agreement with another household to exchange apartments you should each make a written request to the Housing Department.

These written requests should state the reason for the application and must be accompanied by all relevant documents related to the composition of the household (in the event of any changes after registration) and to the income of the household, in accordance with current legislation on National Housing Aid.

Your request for an exchange is evaluated in regard to normal needs and to the effect of the exchange on the payment of National Housing Aid to each household.

Each household will be informed of the decision by the Housing Department.

Last update: 08/03/2016

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