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Non Payment of Holiday Let Rent

Posted by andrewf-381512 - Created: 7 years ago
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Posted by andrewf-381512 - 7 years ago

Thanks for that advice. This is a hybrid situation involving a sale that failed and a rental within the period of 3 months Compromis to Acte on a handshake. We are classic material for one of those Buying Property in France mags. Thanks again for your respoonse. AF.

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Posted by Garonne - 7 years ago

Without a watertight French rental contract, not a chance.

So what was the agreed monthly rental?  6, 7, 8,000 a month?  What have you got in writing (in French, of course)?

Take your London lawyer out of the equation.  A French property rental falls under French law and unless he is qualified to practice in France, experienced in French property law and bilingual you are wasting your money.

The only thing you can do, but without said paperwork you'll be wasting your time and money, is to go and see a French avocat(e) and start proceedings.  But even if, with all the necessary paperwork for you to take legal action, a tribunal awarded you damages, how are the huissiers going to recover this from Hong Kong residents?

As for making a personal application to the tribunal, this is still domages civiles and I don't think even the fluent French speaks among us would consider this procedure without the advice and support of a lawyer.