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Jilted29


Beaulieu sur mer, France
Member: Oct 2013
Gender: Female
Age: 14 years
Beaulieu sur mer, France
GOOGLE TRANSLATION private apartment in town

"Bond stolen from under me by unscrupulous thieving landlords for short term rental"

I would like to advise other travelers to be very careful when renting any property through individuals. I rented an apartment for a period of 2 months. At the time of departure the owners refused to return my bond money (500 euros cash) even though they signed a piece of paper saying the apartment was in perfect order the day of departure.

This of course makes no sense and I have had to engage a lawyer and they will be legally obliged to return the bond money (500 euros), but I will have lost most of the bond in legal costs! This however is a matter of principal.

These people are nothing short of being common criminals and there is no way they should win out the day. Be vigilant when booking, take photos of everything on the day of arrival and insist on a thorough inspection of the premises before signing any contract or handing over the bond money. Do not be afraid to take action if there is any sort of illegal behaviour.


Traveled May 2014, #Solo  
TIP : On the day of arrival at the rental property, make sure the owner and yourselves complete a thorough inspection of the premises, take photos as you go and make sure that the necessary paperwork is filled in. Make sure the bond money amount is relevant to the cost of the rental. Make enquiries if you are unsure.

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