Recommendations for Selling Agent and French Solicitor to sell property

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Recommendations for Selling Agent and French Solicitor to sell property

Regarding selling:  I am in the process of offering my leaseback for sale and, due to the situation we've all found ourselves in vis-a-vis being duped as to what

exactly, we were buying into in the first place, I am hesitant to sign anything without the assistance of the advice of a qualified legal representative.  I also want to ensure the 

selling agent is acting in my best interest and not that of someone else (the tenant, or original developer for example).  To that end, can anyone advise me of a Sales Agent

they used to sell their property that they felt was trustworthy, and also, a French solicitor who was straightforward and effective?  Any advice appreciated.

Also, re paying VAT on the sales agents fees, is this standard and do I have to be VAT registered to reclaim?

Thanks in advance for any help with the above.

You have not a snowballs chance in hell of selling a property with a leaseback in position

My lease finished 2 years ago. Once I enquired about terminating it they sent me details about new lease or paying €20,000 eviction tax to get my apartment back  I have contacted a French Solicitor that was recommended on this site and she has quoted me €1000 for the Bailiff and her services to exit the Leaseback pay the eviction tax etc - all of which will take a year. I asked a number of questions I wanted verified and she wants a further €300 + VAT for that and if I decide to sell it as a leaseback and lose 50% of what I originally paid,she has a Estate  Agent contact who will sell it for me - presumably at an extortionate 12%.  When will this nightmare end.   I believe there is a Greek Solicitor in France  who is well informed and not out to clear my bank account.  Does anyone have contact details for him?

My lease finished 2 years ago. Once I enquired about terminating it they sent me details about new lease or paying €20,000 eviction tax to get my apartment back  I have contacted a French Solicitor that was recommended on this site and she has quoted me €1000 for the Bailiff and her services to exit the Leaseback pay the eviction tax etc - all of which will take a year. I asked a number of questions I wanted verified and she wants a further €300 + VAT for that and if I decide to sell it as a leaseback and lose 50% of what I originally paid,she has a Estate  Agent contact who will sell it for me - presumably at an extortionate 12%.  When will this nightmare end.   I believe there is a Greek Solicitor in France  who is well informed and not out to clear my bank account.  Does anyone have contact details for him?

My lease finished 2 years ago. Once I enquired about terminating it they sent me details about new lease or paying €20,000 eviction tax to get my apartment back  I have contacted a French Solicitor that was recommended on this site and she has quoted me €1000 for the Bailiff and her services to exit the Leaseback pay the eviction tax etc - all of which will take a year. I asked a number of questions I wanted verified and she wants a further €300 + VAT for that and if I decide to sell it as a leaseback and lose 50% of what I originally paid,she has a Estate  Agent contact who will sell it for me - presumably at an extortionate 12%.  When will this nightmare end.   I believe there is a Greek Solicitor in France  who is well informed and not out to clear my bank account.  Does anyone have contact details for him?

Leaseback leases don't end, unless the lessor voluntarily gives up your property or if they agree to leave with you paying them an eviction indemnity. At the end of the term, if you don't sign another lease, the old one continues on the same terms... I went through this and the chance of getting them out without paying an eviction fee is very slim, a judge would need to decide this and you would need lots of evidence of them breaking the terms of the lease such as non payment of rent and commands de payer to prove non payment.  Eviction indemnities are normally 3 to 5 times annual turnover of the apartment - this isn't what you receive in rent, it is the turnover of your apartment, without any deductions, normally averaged over 3 years.  Solicitors fees for either route are expensive.  I would recommend you get the apartment valued by a local estate agent to see its value without a lease. You can then work out whether that, plus the eviction fee, VAT repayment and legal fees is better than trying to sell with a lease. Best of luck!

Thanks Polaris.  Does anyone know a Solicitor who is experienced in Leaseback who will  charge less than 300 + VAT an hour (what I have been quoted by Laurent Delanoe, Solicitor.  Preferably a Solicitor in the South.

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thanks Polaris.  Does anyone know a Solicitor who is experienced in Leaseback who will  charge less than 300 + VAT an hour (what I have been quoted by Laurent Delanoe, Solicitor.  Preferably a Solicitor in the South.

Thanks in advance

 

 

They are all bandits - notaries, solicitors, estate agents and management teams - pay the eduction fee and get your life back. I would suggest you negotiate directly with your management company and cut the line of crooks waiting to take your money. Once out sell it without a leaseback but be prepared to take a loss, they were all over priced to begin with

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