When you enter a flat the electricity is often cut off.
To put the meter back into service, you must sign a contract with the energy supplier of your choice: EDF, ENGIE, Direct energie…
The elements you need to request a meter opening are:
- The precise address of the accommodation
- The reading of the meter index to be opened (you can ask your landlord for help in finding the right number)
You can receive a Housing Grant (APL) by registering at the CAF. The amount of money received varies according to certain conditions. But at least the subsidies allow you to reduce housing expenses. Registration at the CAF is optional.
The documents required for the procedure are as follow:
- Bank account information
- Proof of address
- Student card
- Family register (legally translated into French)
You can register online from the site below: