Saturday, 18 April 2015

Renovation project - Be careful what you sign

Renovation project - Be careful what you sign


We get the diagnostique report back whilst John is still in the UK, it is good news, there are only 2 little bits that need anything doing and would you believe one of the items is the only time we got a professional in!

A wire needs changing (this was the professional bit!) and some slats of wood need treatment or removing in the little loft.

I am so excited, this was one of the most nerve wracking weeks, we were having all of our work inspected and it passed!!!!

I have an appointment with the notaire this week, to go through the file and whilst I am in there he discusses the water and mains drains, we have to have this inspected also, so the inspection that I paid for last week was not the correct one, the one we need is completed by Veola, our water supplier.

This report confirms that all of the drains work correctly. I said that we had not had that when we bought the property and he shows me a sheet of paper that we both had signed!

I remember this, we had it sent to us and were told not to worry about it, just sign it to say we had received it. It actually states that the drains were wrong and needed work doing to them, luckily we knew they were all wrong but this does highlight the need to understand everything you are signing when buying a house.

The notaire arranges for Veola to visit and test everything, then I think to check with John that he has actually replaced all of the old pipes and drains (he has)

So once this is completed everything is ready to go, the buyers cannot pay the deposit until this final report is completed.

We could be selling officially in the next couple of weeks!!!!!!!!!!