I spent some time yesterday collating paperwork (me too Jen).
We are trying to take the man who made our staircase to court to get some money back because it was badly made and we paid a lot of money for it.
We are now at the stage of having appointed a solicitor who has prepared a dossier, sent it to him and summoned him to court. It has been scheduled 3 times and postponed. The last time he sent his dossier to our solicitor on the day before the hearing.
On Friday we have a meeting with our solicitor to see what we want to do about his dossier and there is another court session arranged for 3rd February.
As far as I can see we have letters that prove him wrong on every point he makes. We have already had meetings with our assessors and his assessors together (to which he didn't turn up although invited). We didn't ever receive a letter he refers to that he says was signed for so that should be interesting.
So I have the file in pristine order with post its so that we can immediately refer to the right one and we'll see how we go.
Fortunately the stair man so pissed off our assessors that they are happy to pay the costs and we have a lovely insurance man who wants to 'get the bastard' and is happy to translate. Otherwise I don't think we'd bother.
Interestingly the stair man has the contract for the woodwork of the new salle des fetes which has just started being built in the village - 300.000 euros worth of salle des fetes!