News

MEP Elections

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We would like to express our gratitude to Brian Hayes MEP, and also to his team, who supported our campaign. Brian engaged with the CCPC and European Commission on our behalf and helped drive the consumer cross-border complaint resolution process that is currently in train. Now Brian is leaving politics after a long and fruitful career, and […]

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Results of Leaseback Owners Survey

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We conducted a survey of owners to build a clearer picture of the problems experienced, the views of owners (with the benefit of hindsight), and details of the agents and operators involved. 346 of you responded – a fantastic response ! So many thanks to all of you for taking the time. There were multiple […]

Legal

French Leaseback Owners Survey

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We would like to build a clearer picture of exactly who the key players were in the sale of problematic French leaseback properties. To do this we’re asking people to complete a very short survey telling us who was involved in your original leaseback purchase. By creating a profile of the various parties involved, we […]

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French Court Cancels Lease – No Compensation!

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The Court of Appeal in Montpellier finally cancelled a lease in a case taken by the owner and his wife at the end of the 9 year lease duration. Many owners purchased their French leaseback property on the understanding that the lease was for 9 years (or in some cases 11 years) and after that […]

Financial

Petition Submission and Updates – March 2019

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The petition on Change.org to secure justice for beleaguered purchasers of French leaseback properties has been submitted to the French and Irish authorities. We are awaiting a meeting with the European Commission and hope to present it in the next month to Ms Marie-Paule Benassi, Acting head of Directorate E: Consumers at DG Justice and […]

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DGCCRF Investigate Irish Complaints on French Leaseback

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The Irish CCPC met with their French counterparts, DGCCRF, in Paris before Easter and discussed the complaints that Irish consumers have made regarding the sale of certain French Leaseback properties. The CCPC held a meeting with Brian Hayes MEP on 25th April 2018 and discussed the issues. Brian has been a staunch supporter of owners […]

Press

Press Updates – 2018

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Updated 18th August 2018 French national daily, Le Figaro, published a piece on the DGCCRF investigation entitled  Des étrangers dénoncent «l’horreur» des résidences de tourisme françaises  (16th August 2018). In the piece, Jean-Bernard Litzler describes how owners feel that they are ‘prisoners of a Kafkaesque system’: Selon eux, la présentation qui leur a été faite du […]