PROBLEM WITH A LANDLADY

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rozika

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Hello everybody!I am having a big trouble with my landlady in Nice, France.Have been renting for 2 years. Landlord owes three property, every end of the month offers me to move in to another property, which I am kindly refusing, and keep paying my rent.Few days ago 5th of August landlord beg me to exchange the property, another one is cheaper, and told me that not preparing to sell it, so we can have a contract for a year.We have packed and moved in 2 days which has been a total nightmare.But I have done this favour and now suffering from it. Since last the day  we have moved in, landlord keep telling me that flat has been left untidy. I tried over and over to explain that how could we possibly clean the flat if you were moving in the same time whilst we were moving out and had to load the car. She was totally hysterical. I was ready to pay for the cleaner, she said ok. Then message after message, why sofa is dirty, I said call the dry cleaner and I pay. This morning it started all over again. Please transfer to my account 800euro for cleaner and dry cleaning of the sofa, because cleaner worked for 10 hours and needs to be paid 200euro. I said-fine, send me the bills and I will cover. But she is insisting that I pay her cash or bank transfer without any receipts given. Furthermore, during all day I get messages with blackmail, if I dont pay 800euro she will ask me to leave the apartment in one month time, that she does not wish to have me in the apartment any more. I was trying to be polite, also have terrible stress now from her no stop messages. Finally she gave me 3 months, I replied that I am exhausted from all this and please lets stop this. She got aggressive and said that I should to be thankful. I explained that cant keep moving every month as I have other things to do. I am working hard and have to concentrate on my work, but she would not leave me alone and said that now she changed her mind and giving me just one month,until 7of September. Absolutely ridiculous. I read the tenancy obligations and law in France and know that she can not just make me leave but I am really fed up with her. She makes me feel so bad, every time after her message my blood pressure pops up. I am suffering from various health problems and don't need any additional problems. My solicitor sent her a letter by registered post which she got this morning. As soon as this happened she kept sending me threatening messages which I was not replying. In about 30 minutes she arrived at my address, non-stop pressing the door bell and then opened the door with her own key. Broke in to apartment I rent, with a letter from my solicitor.She was totally hysterical,shouting and abusing me. I was shocked,could say a word,was shaking and crying.She tore the solicitor letter into bits,through it to my face,was threatening me with police. I said: Ok,please call the police.Which she would not. Demanding me to leave the apartment in one month or 7th of September. Regarding contract ,she said that she will state at the Court that I am her friend, just asked for accommodation and now don't want to leave. Totally stupid. So I have broken in with all my belongings and lived in one of her property for over a year,continuously paying rent and edf bills and now the same in second apartment. But the problem is that she would not listen a word. Violence, abuse, harassment, blackmail and threats that her sons are going to come from Serbia on Monday and they will be dealing with me.She does not want to listen or understand that there is a law and she is supposed to respect it and follow the procedure. Finally she left,and within few minutes her son rung me from Serbia, saying that maybe his mother was too emotional, but they need the apartment immediately in order to sell it. Nobody would reply to my question,what was a point to rent it out on the 5th of August and make me move in and next day ask to leave. He has also mentioned that coming specially from Serbia on Monday,and know many people here, so better if I stop going to solicitor and pack up quietly and go.<\p> Forgot to mention,I tried to record a video of her visit,by she tried to approach my phone,so I had to back up,as I was simply scared that she can hit me. I can not imagine fighting with people. So I had to hide the phone in my pocket.<\p> I tried to call the solicitor,but unfortunately today is Saturday,and have only his office phone number. I am really scared for my life,because this people are very unpredictable. I am feeling awfully scared and stressed, went to see my doctor,he registered my condition.I just cant understand why should I be a victim of somebodies madness,spent money,which I am earning hart,for solicitors,and live in fear? I cant do anything,just keep crying and scared,shacking hearing any noice in the hall,or when elevator stops on our floor.If I could have available funds now,I would definately try t find another apartment,but its not possible at the moment.Hate myself for being so undefended. Was adviced previously to go to Adil, but now I am worry to leave the dog alone at home,or leave home at all, as its quite possible she may change the locks. Would anybody advice who can help me to resolve the problem and get it sorted with landlord. I really can not speak with this evil woman, she makes me feel so bad. I suppose it was her trick to move me from the apartment and next day say that she need this apartment where we moved in. Do I have to see the solicitor and waste more money, or there are other options? I highly appreciate any help or advice. Thanks in advance

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Daniel H 1502610888

I am so sorry to hear about your problems. I have no legal advice to offer but sympathise with you immensely.

They (she) sound like she's psychotic and needs mental health treatment!

If it were me I'd probably get a new number, find somewhere new and then take as much stuff as I could to cover the money that she's obviously stolen from you and disappear from her life!

Good luck with it all. And remember, nothing is forever. There will be an end to this nightmare scenario and you won't have this ad infinitum.


appletrees-321263 1502611553

I also do not have legal advice but did you sign a Contract with the land lady or have an estate agent (who may advise you now) when you took the flat? I think you should have a Contract with Terms and Conditions for your rental. Even if you did not have an estate agent you could consult another one - presumably for free - to be told your rights in this situation.

rozika 1502625271

Thank you for all replies.I am just learning how to reply to each post.

The new or last contract is not signed.I did ask the solicitor regarding this matter,obviously he saw all 3 contracts,but despite of tis fact its stil valid,otherwise why would I pay somebody direct debite``rent`` from bank each month +bills.

 She is totally mad and swindler.Yesyerday,when she has broken in to apartment I rent and torn the solicitor`s letter,she was screaming that will let the police know that I am her friend and she just let me stay for some time,but now I am not living.

 My condition is just terrible,waiting for monday to talk to solicitor,another expenses,Why should I spent money which earning quite hard,and why should I be a victim, and feel life threat?

rozika 1502626897

Solicitor and Marrie told me that the law is totally on my side.But the landlady and her son just would not listen.They do not want to understand that this is not Serbia,that are ignoring law,and dealing with things according the streets rules.

 This is what I am trying to say. If they will come on Monday,tomorrow,break the door and attack me,what am I suppose to do? I could not even record the video when she opened the door with her keys,because she was approaching to get my phone.

appletrees-321263 1502627935

Regarding your last point - call the police yourself if you are threatened and let the land lady know you will call the police - who usually come. Did she not take a deposit for any possible damages when you first moved into her property - which is normal? If so, she is already holding your money - which you can claim back. Anyway - you would be better to move if you can..

maisonmaison 1502629666

with your behaviour you are supporting her unbalanced behaviour , this woman is completely insane, change the lock, call police and have pepperspray with you

rozika 1502630275

YES,SHE DOES HAVE MY DEPOSIT FROM 2016 SINCE WE SIGNED THE FIRST CONTRACT. POLICE DID NOT COME,THEY ARE CONSIDERING IT AS A CIVIL MATTER.

 SOLICITORS LETTERS ARE INGNORED BY HER.I DO HAVE ALL HER MESSAGES AND VOICE CALLS RECORDED,I DO NOT REPLY TO THEM.HER SON YESTERDAY RUNG ME SAYING THAT HE IS GOING TO COME FROM SERBIA ON MONDAY TO SORT ME OUT IS THIS A CIVILISED COUNTRY?I WISHED TO BE BACK TO UK,BUT I HAVE GALLERY IN NICE AND PREPARING THE EXHIBITION,JUST CANT LET HER DESTROY ALL MY PLANS AND MY LIFE.BUT THIS IS WHAT IS GOING ON NOW

maisonmaison 1502632943

ask a male friend or even pay someone to stay with you for couple of days

rozika 1502634685

I did think about it.It is not fair to get into my problems somebody,if they will attack me,my friend might get injured or get involved into fight,and it will have to face the police charge.

I could not find imformation how does it work in France,if somebody attacking me on my territory(even that apartment belongs to ladlady but I rent it and this is my current residential address) what self defence can I use,and wether it may turn against me afterwards? I told her very quitely that she has to follow legal proceedure of eviction,but they are trying to get me out by force

Jeremy Newman-168078 1581120507

Did you get away in the end?

Fitcarraldo 1594458491

I too would like to know what happened to Rozika.

I'm really shocked and surprised to read her story because EVERYTHING I've ever read about rental problems in France has always derived from the bad behaviour of tenants, and how well protected THEY are under French law. In fact it is the reason I leave my own apartment empty half the year rather than take the dangerous risk of renting it out on a long term basis and getting taken advantage of by a tenant.

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