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French law if you're a tenant and you have plumbing problems...

First, we got to experience the famous nasty frenchie neighbour today. We came back from a dinner last night and saw an urgent post-it note from the owner of the apartment on the door, talking about leaking pipes and the neighbour's apartment was affected. We woke up in the morning with a big surprise, when the neighbour came in to turn off the main water supply. He did it in an extremely rude manner, like a bastard and a half that he was. Anyway, called up the plumber, who came in at 6pm in the evening and the problem was a little thing in the pipe that was dripping water slowly, slowly.

Anyways, French laws apparently requires reparation to be carried out and paid by the tenants. There's insurance for this but it only covers water damage, so if you dont have moulds or something destroyed, its not covered, meaning no labour charges are included in the insurance.

By the way, it seems to be ok now. Lessons learnt: 1. We found out we've got bastards for neighbours. 2. Forget becoming a doctor or lawyer if you want to be rich. Be a plumber. I think I could have done the repair (tighten the nut?) and we were charged freaking 98 Euros. That's for 30min work. Something is wrong with this country...