I am new here. We became owners of an apartment in Cannes 2 days ago. I have always insisted on having the A/C checked before the final papers were signed but the owners did not agree with this. They said the the whole place was renovated 3 years ago the A/C is new and we just buy as it is. The A/C is under a false ceiling therefore you cannot really see the units if they work. Because we insisted so much the agents decided to pay for an A/C check to be done the day after we become owners. Then the surprise appeared one of the 3 units was not working and it was disconnected form the whole sistem. We told immediately to the Notaires to retain some of the money but nothing was done.The AC company said that it will cost EUR 5,000 to repai and it is not possible to replace it.
The advice from the Notaire was to pay a lawyer to write a letter to the owners etc.
Anyone can help me with some advice ? Thanks a lot !