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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Irish Times Reports on French Leaseback Debacle

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The Irish Times has led the way in reporting on the issues with French leaseback and the online petition to bring it to the EU. See Diarmaid Condon’s excellent article: For over a decade French leaseback properties have been marketed as such reliable investments that they could substitute for a pension. Buyers are encouraged to […]

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Sunday Times – Irish Edition

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Check out the ‘Move‘ supplement of the Sunday Times (Irish edition) for an interesting piece on the perils of French Leaseback. The article, by Cian Molloy, was published on 20th November, 2016: Avoid storms brewing over your place in the sun It takes one owners experience to illustrate how badly wrong it can go. There […]

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@EU_Consumer responds on applicable EU Directives

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The EU Consumer Affairs Tweet-meister has given some feedback on which EU Directives to take a look at in trying to get to grips with the problems with French leaseback property selling. @snappynscrappy Check Directives 2005/29/EC (B2C) and 2008/122/EC (holiday homes). Stricter national rules may exist for immovable property. — EU Consumer Affairs (@EU_Consumer) December […]