We have received a very welcome message from our lovely friend, Kay. Kay is receiving our mail at her home in the Haute-Vienne while we’re in the Auvergne, pet/house sitting.
Before leaving Kay’s home just over a week ago, we asked her to open any mail that arrived for us from the overseeing bodies for notaires, avocats and Immobiliers, also from the Cantal Ombudsman. We also asked her to let us know the contents of any such letters via email or Facebook private message. Kay is English and she speaks, reads and writes fluent French, she is truly bi-lingual.
Immediately prior to leaving the Haute-Vienne for the Auvergne, Tom and I had received a swift response to our letter of complaints about our first and third avocats. We were advised by the French equivalent of the national Law Society to send copy of our complaints to the regional Law Society in Toulouse, the city where all three of our avocats are based. We followed that advice last Saturday, 19 October 2013.
This is a reproduction of the Facebook private message that we have received from Kay:
As promised an important looking letter so I have opened it for you…
It is a letter from the Ordre des avocats at Toulouse Courts; a same day reply too and in French it says…
Toulouse le 21 Octobre 2013
Ref: GM678213(ML) Dossier No G 7934 AFF. BAXTER Me AB
Dear Sir and Madame
We acknowledge receipt of your letter dated the 7th October, received this day the 21st.
I am immediately interrogating both MA and AB and will be getting back to you.
Yours sincerely etc.
Hope things are now moving in the right direction for you all Love Kay”
I have removed both avocats’ full names, leaving initials only, the time to name and shame is still not here.
One day soon…………..!
So, the overseeing body for Cantal notaires is now investigating our complaints, and the regional overseeing body for Toulouse avocats is also investigating our complaints.
FNAIM (Immobiliers aka real estate agents) and the Cantal Ombudsman to go. Oh, and a decision to be made by our tenant, Monsieur C, regarding whether or not he wishes to buy the pile.