My brother-in-law has recently moved to Paris and is trying to rent a flat with his girlfriend. Despite having a very healthy bank balance, he is finding it impossible to rent a flat, as he has not yet found a job. He has offered to pay in advance and show them his bank statements from the UK, but to no avail. He has opened a French bank account, but apparently the rule is that you have to show you are employed in order to rent a flat. Is there anyone who could advise on a way round this? His Parisian girlfriend is employed in Paris, but her earnings are not enough to cover the rent on her own.