I am sorry if my answer was not what you were expecting. I answered your initial question according to what you wrote (the information you gave me), what you asked, and what you can do under French law.
It is true that most disputes between landlords and renters fall under the jurisdiction (competence) of the Commission Départementale de Conciliation the CDC, but not all the disputes fall under the CDC. Taking your matter to the CDC is an option and not an obligation. Taking the matter directly to the court is better because the CDC may not work and can be a waste of time. Only a court order can oblige the landlord to pay. This is why I answered to take the matter directly to a French small claims court.
My answer is a general answer and can not replace the advice that a lawyer would give you during a legal consultation. Only your lawyer can advise you what to do. Please understand that it is against the JustAnswer policy to advise customers on this website. While I am indeed a French lawyer in Paris, on this website, I am just a French law expert answering questions on French law and on my free time. I did not advise you, I just answered your question in accordance to what you can do under French law.
In order for me (or any lawyer, solicitor, or barrister) to counsel someone and tell them what they should do, I would need to see him/her (in person or on the phone), see all his/her documents, see all his/her evidence, get all the facts, understand the whole situation, ask a lot of questions, and establish a formal attorney client relation. In fact, the Just Answer disclaimer clearly states the following: "Posts are for general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), and do not establish a professional-client relationship." No attorney client relationship has been formed.
There are many claims you can make before the court, by the actual claims you make will depend on your case and the advice of a lawyer who knows your case. In a consultation, a lawyer will tell you about the many different interests and other claims you can make.
As for not giving you the article of the law. You did not ask for articles of the French law. Some customers on this website ask for the laws some don’t. I used to give the laws, but most of the time if the customer did not ask for the law, they would write me that they did not ask for the law, they just want an answer. I no longer second guess.
Also, your rights are protected in many other articles of the law n° 89-642 of July 6, 1989, not just article 22. Your rights are also protected in many other French Codes, not only just article 22 of law n° 89-642 of July 6, 1989.
Please can you alter your rating because it is classed as negative, which means it affects my feedback rating and I receive no credit for helping you.
I am more than happy to answer further questions in order to ensure that you are satisfied.
Thank you very much