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economic justice

599 petitions

Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to EU Parliament, FRENCH GOVERNMENT, Irish Central Bank

EU & French Government: Justice for Hood-winked Owners of French Leaseback Properties

Justice is needed for people who were mis-sold French Leaseback properties with invalid promises, mis-leading marketing and mis-information. People bought these properties at high prices as they came with leases that promised: guaranteed rents from operator maintenance taken care by operator have their property back at the end of the lease refund of VAT (TVA) by French government (normally payable on a new build) The reality for many has been: co-erced into signing new leases with reduced rent (under threat of VAT clawback by French government) by operators who cannot/will not pay rent delayed, diminished or no rents paid by operator - operators going into receivership leaving owners stranded little or no maintenance by operator a lease that goes on forever in French law (a situation not referred to in the lease that owners signed) at least unless potentially huge eviction compensation is paid by the owner to get his property back French courts that are slow, expensive and unsympathetic high charges and taxes than were never mentioned in marketing and advertising lease terms ignored by operator / unco-operative operators who use the leased properties as a revenue stream with no regard for owners re-sale either impossible or value now fraction of purchase price The conclusions are that they were mis-sold and there is inadequate consumer protection both at EU level and at national level. The properties could never have achieved the rental yields (often 5%) used in marketing and stated in leases in order to sell them at inflated prices. In fact, the only reason they were given 'leaseback' status was because they were in areas that were un-developed for tourism.  The marketing was misleading about the nature of the property and that of a French 'commercial lease' and also the taxes and charges that would be due. The properties equate to a 'financial product' since the lease is a fundamental part of the deed of sale and the legal status of the property (part of a Résidence du Tourisme). Goals We are calling on the EU Parliament to regulate effectively (in a similar way to the Directive on Timeshare properties), and to make this retrospective in order to protect consumers not just going forward but for those of us already caught up in the nightmare. We are calling on the French government to respond effectively, so that issues outlined above with French Leaseback properties are resolved. We are calling on the Irish Central Bank - Director of Consumer Protection - to regulate those selling such 'investment properties' in order to protect Irish consumers going forward. Similarly for UK owners. If the operator fails to pay rent and the owner cannot pay the French mortgage, the property can be re-possessed and fire-sold by French bank, and the owner may be pursued in Ireland for balance - peoples family homes are put at risk !! Owners, already hugely financially compromised by this,  need to be able to get back our properties without further payments to operators or French government. For further information see Justice for French Leaseback Owners

Jennie Molphy
2,546 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to The Scottish National Party, HUMZA YOUSAF, Kenneth Gibson, Nicola Sturgeon, Alex Salmond., Stuart McMillan., Jeremy Corbyn MP

POST EU & CAL MAC ::: PROGRESSIVE FUNDING ~ CarsTo Dunoon Pier ::: Return NORTHLINK.

Caledonian MacBrayne are A World Leading Company, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With 199 Years Of Experience, Award Winning, Owned by Us, In The Public Sector, who Expertly Run LifeLine Ferry Services to The Scottish Islands and West Coast of Scotland, and based at Gourock, Inverclyde, Scotland, UK. They are constantly under threat of Process Privatisation, and having to use resourses to defend against the likes of serco, as they are at the moment.   Let us not forget what happened at NORTHLINK, Where Serco Unfairly Manipulated Themselves, into preferred bidder status, Taking Advantage, winning the contract, Then the problems started............ Let's Get NORTHLINK back.     We are calling for the SNP Government, Nicola, Humza,  Fiona and Alex.    To Ensure :::  Investment and Expansion of CALEDONIAN MACBRAYNE :::IE ::: EG ::: To Northern Ireland and The EU.::: And a return of Car Carrying to Dunoon Pier. THAT THE TENDERING PROCESS, POST EU, IS NOT NOW REQUIRED, AND THAT THIS NON SENSE IS SCRAPPED./.   Scottish Labour Party, Neil, Neil Bibby MSP, David, David Stewart MSP, Highlands and Islands, Support me in this, as well as Jeremy Corbyn, The New Labour Leader.  Also The Scottish Daily Record, and Daily Mirror. The Future Is Bright, The Future Is Caledonian MacBrayne~~~ We are building, and have built, and plan, fine ships for Caledonian MacBrayne   It is time to further recognise, and praise, All the Brilliant Work put in by the Multi- Award Winners, World Leading Ferry Company. Thank you. Please read The Shetland Times Article on what happened with the Northern Isles Boats, Appalling, Shocking Reading.  Thank you Everyone.

The Labour Party.
676 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Sadiq Khan

Save the Shepherd's Bush Market Businesses

Shepherd's Bush Market is one of London's long standing Markets, established in 1914. For over 100 years, the independent traders of Shepherds Bush Market have kept the open-air stalls and railway arches open for business, rain or shine. Famed for its broad offering of exotic foods, fabrics, jewellery, fashion and much more, all for good value, it is one of London's well loved and frequented markets.  Many of the businesses within this 100+ year old market are family-run, and have been passed down from generation to generation.  The SBMTA - Shepherd's Bush Market Tenants' Association have strived for many years to raise awareness to protect and secure this exceptional community of ethnically diverse, independent, and unique businesses. In 2014, Transport for London sold the market to redevelopers Orion Land & Leisure, for the development of a private block of 200+ luxury flats adjoining Shepherd’s Bush Market. In the 12 months that have followed, over 10% of the Market businesses have closed down, and the remaining businesses' livelihoods are being threatened. The redeveloper’s scheme is removing the tenants' security and forcing additional costs and liability onto the Market businesses. It is wrong that the Shepherd's Bush Market Businesses should be compromised. Please sign this petition to show your support for the SBMTA and the businesses of Shepherd's Bush Market, and help us in our battle to protect and preserve these valuable, long-standing, independent businesses.

SBMTA Shepherd's Bush Market Tenants' Association
10,796 supporters