Hello life savers !
Without wanting to bore you with the tedious details of it all our letting agency have only paid back around half our our deposit and their justifications for taking the other half are quite frankly nothing short of rude (we've been charged for the replacement of things that were never there in the first place as clearly stated on the original etat des lieux) and for repainting pretty much the whole appartment. We were instructed not to repaint as they planned to do other work on a problem of humidity in the walls which would then have to be painted over anyway. We were simply to fill the holes which we did. Anyway enough of that.
I sent a long letter by AR which I wrote and my french friend corrected. It was received by the agency on the 23rd January and not a word has come from them since. Of course I have no desire to spend a fortune on this and lose more than they have already pinched but I'm hacked off that they think they can get away with cheating us and I'm even more hacked off that they don't even have the courtesy to respond. Has anyone had a similar situation and can you advise me on my next move please? My (french)husband is pretty horror struck at the thought of getting involved as it just gets us so frustrated and nuts that in the end you wonder if it isn't better to just kiss the money good bye but i'd like to stick to my guns for a bit longer (at the very least for the sake of my frined who was up till mindnight rewriting ht eletter and hunting down legal terms for it!!). I have a wedding in Spain that I can't afford to go to and that is motivating me to pursue this :)
Thank you so much in advance for any advice you can give. (We are in Bagneux in the south suburbs of Paris if anyone can recommend somebody here I can talk to..)
PS Is there a spellcheck on survive france? i am such a useless typist!