I rented out my flat in July 2011 via a local immobilier. They then let the flat again in the months of September, October, November and December 2011. To date I haven't received a penny, despite numerous emails, phone calls, and visits. They have, let's say, obfuscated on several occasions, e.g. saying they had sent a cheque to me here in the UK (which never arrived, and after I had expressly asked them not to send a cheque), on another occasion saying they had transferred the money to my French bank but mistakenly (?) getting one of the digits in my account number wrong, and so it goes on. They now seem to have stopped answering my emails and I am now assuming that they are intending not to pay me at all and hoping that I will eventually give up. The amount involved is over 6000 euros, so I really don't want to let it drop.
However, I have no idea how to proceed. I can keep asking them to pay, but if they just ignore me, I'm not sure what to do next. I could get an avocat involved, but that seems a bit drastic for a first step and would probably end up costing me more than the amount involved - though I would be prepared to do it if it's the only way.Short of trying to get the press involved, or even going to the police, I'm at my wits' end to know what to do next. Any advice greatly appreciated!!
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