I have a property for long term rental near Olonzac and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to where I can advertise? I used to beable to put a small classified on Anglo and on occassion, on the discussions page but that seems to be no longer available. Any suggestions where I can post? Thanks
We received a bill which is several times more than last year's. It is also more than triple the usage of our water in our house in England which is our normal home - we stay in our little house in France (near the canal and near the Aude) for a total of about 8 weeks spread over the year. We queried it with the supplier and tried to suggest that the usage was impossible. Apart from suggesting that we checked the calibration by drawing a few measured litres of water (which we did and seemed to move the meter the correct amount) they would not engage with us. They sent us a final demand which we read as suggesting they would cut us off, so we have paid the bill. Has anyone else had similar problems with a huge bill? Can the water company cut us off?Can anyone suggest what we do now?
We have just received our water bill and, instead of asking for the fixed payment for the half year just passed, they are asking for that plus the whole of the fixed payment for the upcoming year. This means 3 fixed payments, 2 of which are now in advance. I was wondering what folk thought about this and whether there is anything thqt can be done about it Geoff Coller
Can anyone enlighten me re the rules on devis here? I received a devis from a builder by email which I accepted. He then asked for payment which I sent by direct transfer. He then emailed me a contract signed by him but which I never signed myself. said he'd start work and that it would take about 2 weeks with someone on site every day. He demolished the cupboard in the my room and said he'd back the following day. This was last November and I haven't seen him since! Am I wrong in thinking that there's a time restriction regarding the acceptance of the devis and the beginning of works? I have a horrid feeling that the builder has done a runner with my money!! Am considering approaching the gendarmerie.
Anyone know of a reliable heating system installing company? We purchased an old home in Mailhac, and currently, the only heat is a small electric heater, a woodstove in the kitchen that heats that well, and a small woodstove in the dining room that we've yet to use. We plan to be year round residents, and would like to have a whole house cental heating system installed. Thanks for anyt help that you can provide. Neil
Our gas cooktop runs from bottled gas and we are unable to lower the temperature sufficiently for slow cooking. We think the jets may be for town gas instead of bottled and the cooktop was here when we recently bought. Does anyone know whether changing the jets would make a difference? If so, where could we buy them. We are in the Aude. Thanks.
HI we are looking for some one who is going to london area who can take some of our mixed bag of furniture , would suit a van going back to uk as can meet at most destinations up to london area we then would help you pay for the petrol and tolls , need approx 7 metres minimum we will help load and unload at both ends thanks
Hi. I returned to France yesterday after spending a fortnight in the UK. I turned the Telly on and, unexpectedly. all our TV channels have returned. I say unexpectedly because since last February, when we lost BBC and ITV etc.. we haven't taken any steps to upsize our Sat Dish from its current 80cm. Is this a temporary thing (mild weather ?) or has the signal improved? We are in Puisserguier - NW of Beziers.