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    I have arrived in France for my year abroad and I have been given my student accommodation room. I have paid a fee, two weeks rent and a deposit, but have not signed a contract yet since the lady in charge will not return from her holidays until 20th August.

    If I leave, will there be any legal actions taken against me or am I free to leave if I have not signed a contract yet?
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    (Original post by Gales)
    I have arrived in France for my year abroad and I have been given my student accommodation room. I have paid a fee, two weeks rent and a deposit, but have not signed a contract yet since the lady in charge will not return from her holidays until 20th August.

    If I leave, will there be any legal actions taken against me or am I free to leave if I have not signed a contract yet?
    Signed a contract for what? I doubt anyone here will be a suitable expert on French contract law however in the UK you can have implied consent without actually signing anything.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Signed a contract for what? I doubt anyone here will be a suitable expert on French contract law however in the UK you can have implied consent without actually signing anything.
    For my accommodation. I reserved it online, however now I've arrived nothing works. I have not yet signed the contract because the woman who works here is on holiday.
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    (Original post by Gales)
    For my accommodation. I reserved it online, however now I've arrived nothing works. I have not yet signed the contract because the woman who works here is on holiday.
    So you mean a tenancy agreement?

    Again; this is a very complicated area of law which you really need a specialist for. Can your university not offer advice?
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    (Original post by Reue)
    So you mean a tenancy agreement?

    Again; this is a very complicated area of law which you really need a specialist for. Can your university not offer advice?
    I'm not sure exactly. I'll explain the situation in more detail:

    I paid for the "fees" for the accommodation via the internet in July.

    Then upon arrival, since the lady in charge of the students' residence was absent, the cleaner let me in and gave me my room. I had to pay a deposit and two-weeks rent there.

    Since the cleaner let me in and not the lady herself, I have not had to sign any contract yet.
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    Why do you want to leave ?
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    Why do you want to leave ?
    It's terrible, everything's broken and it's in a dodgy area
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    (Original post by Gales)
    It's terrible, everything's broken and it's in a dodgy area
    Ok. Worst that will probably happen is that they'll keep the deposit. I'd wait until the owner gets back.
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    Ok. Worst that will probably happen is that they'll keep the deposit. I'd wait until the owner gets back.
    She has requested a copy of my relevé d'identité bancaire français so it can be refunded, but when I googled the RIB, it's to set up direct debits. Do you know anything else about the RIB?
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    (Original post by Gales)
    She has requested a copy of my relevé d'identité bancaire français so it can be refunded, but when I googled the RIB, it's to set up direct debits. Do you know anything else about the RIB?
    Relevé d'identité bancaire is just a copy of bank details. Basically a more formal way of listing account number and sort code. Have you specifically asked her to refund you? In any case you can contest payments you make by DD fairly quickly in France.
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    Relevé d'identité bancaire is just a copy of bank details. Basically a more formal way of listing account number and sort code. Have you specifically asked her to refund you? In any case you can contest payments you make by DD fairly quickly in France.
    "Pour le remboursement de votre caution, il faut m'adresser une copie de votre relevé d'identité bancaire français.
    Elle vous sera remboursée sous deux mois
    Cordialement"
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    (Original post by Gales)
    "Pour le remboursement de votre caution, il faut m'adresser une copie de votre relevé d'identité bancaire français.
    Elle vous sera remboursée sous deux mois
    Cordialement"
    Sounds fine to me
 
 
 
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