The old rules on hidden defects will apply again at the end of the two-year legal guarantee (Art. 1641 and subsequent of the Civil Code).

To be able to invoke hidden defects, you must provide proof of the existence of a defect at the time of sale.

The solutions available are more limited than those available under the legal guarantee rules. You can only claim a price reduction or refund.

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Disputes and Complaints


  • Justice of the peace for any dispute less than or equal to 5,000 euros;
  • Court of first instance for any dispute over 5,000 euros.
Last update
11 July 2022