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