Where do I begin? I've lived in Paris several times and have attempted to use Paris Attitude twice but have only done so effectively once. Years ago I reached out and they eventually stopped responding so I ended up going with Lodgis.
I decided to try again with them during the pandemic, they happened to have an apartment on the exact street I needed to live on, for complex pandemic related reasons. I want to be clear this is the only reason I chose to rent with them, as the Google reviews made me anxious.
The apartment was discounted due to Covid, but still insanely overpriced for a building with no amenities. I've lived in Paris long enough to know that it's expensive and that you can't expect tons of amenities like you can in other large cities. But the normal price of this one-bedroom apartment was 3400 euro, I had a discount of a little over 15%. The apartment itself was beautiful, well-stocked, and well furnished. However, for that price with no cellar use, no concierge, and faulty security, it's a bit much. Additionally, when I requested to change the name on the DIGICODE system, I was asked to pay something near 200€, I decided against it, and with no concierge, this lost me many a package over the months.
My rental advisor was Elhadji. Funnily he was the one who all those years ago stopped responding to me. But I am not here to write negative things about him as he did his best to be helpful most of the time. We had some unpleasant exchanges to be certain, but mostly due to my frustrations with the landlord
Furthermore, the landlord, who I shall not name as she's apparently a prominent lawyer, is the absolute pinnacle of a useless landlord. Generally unwilling to help, rarely responding to emails unless it was because something needed to be done in the building for her sake as a landlord, not on behalf of the tenants. The building is not being maintained as it should (was always smelling of mildew, had a flood in the lobby that was left for over a week). Her emails were always rude or dismissive, and the two times we met in person she conveniently refused to speak to me in English regardless of the fact that we went to the same school in London (which you couldn't attend without above decent English).
My upstairs neighbors were ABSOLUTELY horrible people. The absolute noisiest human beings imaginable. I have months and months of recordings and videos as proof and still, she sided with them often; likely because they apparently purchased their apartment, were typical upper-class French family (bankers apparently) vs. short term renting, American single woman with a more "unique" CV. Even after I confronted her about her preferential treatment, she denied it. And I lived for 7 months in absolute misery because of them. My career and mental health suffered because of their antics.
So let's continue…. There's a common chimney sweep scam in Paris. I was a victim of it and became aware that it was a scam during the fraudulent visit. I began recording the man who had entered our building somehow as I chased him out of my apartment. He ended up physically assaulting me and I caught it on video. Police were no help, unsurprisingly. I didn't send it to the landlord until after I moved out but as of now have received no recognition, no apologies, not even a receipt of the videos which I only sent for the safety of the remaining tenants and the neighborhood.
My point is, you can trust Paris attitude with thousands of euro a month and still they seem to have low standards for their landlords.
Since checkout, the team that does the inventory has not been in contact about my deposit, it's been nearly 3 months. I had to contact them and of course, their response was that I left the apartment in horrible condition and tons of stuff needs to be replaced. It's ironic because when I arrived in the apartment plenty of the linens and furniture had white hairs all over them, and the floor as well, not everything was spotless as they so claim. But apparently, I'm the unclean one. This woman literally wrote to me that I didn't uphold my responsibility in the way I left the apartment, but every other apartment I've lived in, Europe, US, Asia has a very thorough cleaning process between tenants and this has increased tenfold during the pandemic which is exactly why I did only surface-level cleaning.
I am of course anxious about not receiving any deposit as I've seen in many of the reviews across the internet. But I WHOLLY expect to be denied any deposit simply because that entire team hates me as a tenant and has not been supportive for much of our working relationship.