I’m a teacher auto-entrepreneur whose industry has been hit particularly hard and despite some people thinking positively, I cannot see my industry getting back to ‘normal’ this year as I teach corporate employees on their premises and university students.
Covid-19 has hit a lot of people in different ways and the French state has stepped in in some areas but there are families, like mine which are ‘in the gaps.’
Without going into any detail at this stage suffice to say we have suffered a dramatic fall in income between us of around 65-70% for different reasons.
I have suggested to my French partner that we reduce our outgoings by asking our landlord if we can reduce the rent by 50% for the time being. She is scared and adamant we would be taken to court and evicted and refusing to contemplate this.
I can’t believe that our request would be impossible considering the obvious extreme situation facing everybody so can anybody give me any advice on what I can do? is there a particular procedure, etc?