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CCPC Prioritises French Leaseback Issues

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The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) have informed Brian Hayes‘ office that the French Sale and Leaseback complaints are the immediate priority issue for the Consumer Enforcement Division. They have received over 200 complaints from Irish consumers and expect to receive more. The French equivalent consumer body, the DGCCRF (Direction Générale de la Concurrence, de […]

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Press Updates for French Leaseback Owners

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Update : 31 May 2017 RTE Radio 1 Following on from a successful piece on Morning Ireland by Justin McCarthy on 31 May 2017, many Irish owners have been in contact with the CCPC. The piece featured 2 owners and Brian Hayes MEP. They finished up by advising any listeners who had experienced these issues […]

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What did your Notaire do for you ?

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In France, a NOTAIRE is the professional charged with real estate transactions. It is different to Ireland or the UK where a solicitor is the professional who handles the sale of a property. The role of a Notaire is fundamentally different in that he acts for both parties in the sale and is therefore duty-bound […]

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Petition Update

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As of  14 April, the petition has attained 1,304 signatories and continues to grow. The scale of the problem is enormous, but is at least now gaining recognition at EU level. See above for a breakdown of signatories by country.

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Vicky Ford MEP Represents UK French Leaseback Owners

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Update  from Vicky Ford’s office, 30 May 2017: As you are aware, on 6 April Mrs Ford sent a letter to Commissioner Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Consumers, explaining the experience of victims and asking the Commissioner to investigate. Specifically examining the possible infringement on three aspects of EU Directives: 1.            Mis-selling of the properties 2.            […]

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Irish Owners submit case for mis-selling to CCPC

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Update 16 June 2017 For details on how to submit your complaint to the CCPC see this post.   On 11th April 2017, with the support of Irish MEP Brian Hayes, 3 Irish owners have submitted their cases outlining the mis-selling of French leaseback properties and how the commercial leases that they signed constitute unfair […]