I purchased a French leaseback in 2007 & it has been a nightmare. At this stage, my strong preference is to simply default on my french mortgage as I can no longer put up with the constant stress (financial & otherwise) that this process is putting me under. I see no other option & simply don't care about the financial losses that I will sustain by my actions. Has anyone else ever defaulted in such a way ?. I would be keen to hear of practical experiences before taking the actual step of cancelling payments. How likely is a Fench bank to come knocking if they think/know you have other assets ?. I believe the whole leaseback scheme is cray and strongly feel I was mis-sold its merits from the outset.