Students have to find accommodation and rental studios are snapping up.ATToulouse (Haute-Garonne), in particular, real estate agencies are overwhelmed.
The Covid-19 disrupted examinations and students started their search for apartments later. As the start of the school year approaches, a family visits a seventh apartment in three days in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne). Their daughter, Léa, has just been admitted to an engineering school. The results are late. “CIt is the Covid which has postponed the research by more than 15 days. Otherwise, we could have known at the end of July where she was ”, estimates his mother, Karine Pipet.
In Emmanuelle Michel-Lassalle’s agency, demand is so strong that a Toulouse agency had to employ three new people: two on fixed-term contracts, one on permanent contracts. One of the causes of this increase in activity is also the increase in the number of baccalaureate holders this year. The director of the CIGEC Immobilier agency noted “15% more searches”. In the downtown Foncia agency, it’s even worse, as Alexandre Moninhas, real estate agent explains: “We have nothing more to offer! It’s complicated for the students ”. The tension even higher for scholarship students. Crous will only be able to satisfy half of the requests.