European Commission furthers kafkaesque treatment of EU citizens

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EC Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, responded to a parliamentary question posed by Irish MEP Clare Daly on the action to be taken to provide justice for those abused in the purchase of French leaseback properties. Commissioner Reyners’ reply suggests that the European Commission have forgotten just who they represent! The unwillingness for the EC […]

DGCCRF criminal investigation is complete

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Purchasers of French leaseback properties who submitted consumer complaints to the CCPC alleging mis-selling have received confirmation from the CCPC that the DGCCRF (French consumer national authority) criminal investigation is now complete. This process started in 2017 and is welcome news. Their report will be handed over to the French public prosecutor who will decide […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is France in Breach of EU Directive 93/13/EEC – Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts ?

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Contractual ‘hidden terms’ and Eviction Compensation Is there a systemic failure by the French authorities to protect consumers by devising a tax incentive which was aimed at ordinary consumers, and designed to promote investment in infrastructure in the French tourist sector, but which required a commercial lease contract to be signed by the consumer, a […]