The TV program ‘Burnt by the Sun‘ is due to air RTE 1 at 21:35 on Mon 30th Mar and Mon 6th April. It will cover the experiences of Irish people who purchased foreign property and subsequently experienced problems. The 2-part series will feature France in episode 2. The production crew traveled to France to […]
The TV documentary for RTE (Irish national broadcaster) we mentioned back in June is now going ahead and they are planning film in Nov and Jan 2020. The program, which will be a 2-parter, is due to air in Mar 2020. The producers are primarily interested in the experiences of Irish purchasers. This is a […]
The CCPC (Competition and Consumer Protection Commission) in Ireland delivered the first batch of cases to the French DGCCRF (Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and Fraud Control) at the end of October and a second round of cases is due to begin delivery to them this month. The CCPC have said: “The DGCCRF has informed […]
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 […]
Update: 30th August 2017 The CCPC have extended the closing date for receiving complaints to Fri 1st September. They are requesting that all complaints are submitted on the template that they have provided. See below: 2017 08 04 French Leaseback complainant form I suggest that owners who wish to complain to other member state national […]
Update 16 June 2017 For details on how to submit your complaint to the CCPC see this post. The EU Commissioner for Consumer protection, Vera Jourová, has called for the relevant national authorities to investigate complaints made to her office on cases alleging the mis-selling of French leaseback properties. She has responded to Vicky […]
Update 31 July 2017 The CCPC have confirmed to Brian Hayes that they have carried out a detailed assessment of the complaints they have received. They have engaged with their French counterpart, the DGCCRF. In mid July, they passed details of the complaints to the DGCCRF so that they can investigate at a national level […]
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.