Winter break, winter tires, pensions… What changes on November 1st

► Beginning of the winter break

The winter break applies from November 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. For five months, tenants cannot be evicted from their accommodation, except if a suitable rehousing for the tenant and his family is scheduled, or if the house is down. subject of a peril decree.

→ READ. Winter truce: “if my landlord comes to evict me, what do I do?” “

The truce does not concern eviction from the marital home ordered by a judge in the event of violence or divorce proceedings, nor does it apply to the squatter occupying a dwelling.

► New vehicle equipment obligations during winter

From this November 1, in certain towns in the mountain ranges (Alps, Corsica, Massif Central, Jura massif, Pyrenees, Vosges mountains), you will need to equip your car with winter tires or have chains in your trunk in some municipalities. The objective is to enhance user safety by reducing the risk of accidents associated with driving on snowy and icy roads, but also to reduce the risk of traffic jams on these roads when vehicles get stuck for lack of equipment. .

This obligation will apply to all vehicles (coaches, buses and heavy goods vehicles included), except those fitted with studded tires. A tolerance will however be applied during winter 2021: in the event of breaches, motorists will not be penalized for this first season.

► Gas price freeze

Gas prices are frozen when they should have increased by around 15%. Prime Minister Jean Castex announced at the end of September “A tariff shield” with the blocking of the regulated gas tariff to respond to the general surge in energy prices. These prices, which had increased by 12.6% in October, must not move before the end of 2022.

→ READ ALSO. Energy price increases: a check for 100 euros for nearly 6 million households

► Revaluation of 1% of supplementary private pensions

The amount of the Agirc and Arrco supplementary pensions will be increased by 1% as of November 1. The new value of the point service thus increases to € 1.2841, against € 1.2714 in 2020. Agirc and Arrco represent 23 million employees and 13 million retirees.

→ EXPLANATION. Supplementary private pensions will increase by 1% in November

► Psychological help for children extended

The device “PsyEnfantAdo” which allows children aged 3 to 17 to consult a psychologist free of charge for ten sessions is extended. It was launched last April to help children and adolescents suffering from various disorders or depression due to the Covid-19 crisis. It is supposed to end on December 31, 2021.

→ MAINTENANCE. When should you take your teen to the shrink?

► End of the authorization period for summer terraces on sidewalks in Paris

In a revision of the Regulations for displays and terraces (RET), the City of Paris has operated to authorize summer terraces for 7 months in the year, from April 1 to October 31. As of November 1, the more than 9,800 terrace extensions that have been removed will have to be removed until next April.

► Resumption of energy performance diagnostics for dwellings built before 1975

The energy performance diagnostics (DPE) for homes built before 1975 will be available again on November 1. Temporarily suspended on September 24 due to abnormal results detected, the DPEs will integrate a new calculation method.

→ READ. Energy diagnostics: a bad surprise on the horizon for landlord owners

For housing classified D or E, owners can request a new edition of their DPE free of charge. For dwellings classified F or G, the DPEs will be reissued automatically by the diagnosticians, at no cost to the owners.

► WhatsApp limited to 43 smartphones

As of November 1, WhatsApp messaging will no longer function correctly on 43 smartphone models equipped with the operating systems for Android and iPhone mobiles launched more than five years ago, i.e. versions prior to Android 4.1 and IOS 10. Users will be able to continue using the app, but they will no longer be able to access some WhatsApp updates.


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