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  1. Many thanks all! Now the buyer want us to empty the fosse- tricky from Devon UK- and it's one of those fosses with a huge lid (originally concrete- we replaced with a galvanised metal lid, (weighs 53 kg) covered in plastic, sand and then concrete slabs. Trouble is the fosse has only been looked at 3 times since 2006 1/ when we had roots in the pipes- emptied - but with little in it 2/ new lid fitted - also near empty 3/ inspection 2019 by water authorities (Siveer in the Vienne) also near empty and not been able to go to France during 2020/2021 - just a week Nov 2021 to get the place ready to sell. Seriously reluctant as accepted 10,000 reduction and lost on 2006 purchase price and spent on new oak kitchen/2 new bathrooms/ dev'ment started for gite - new corner kitchen made plus new carpets, and made new main bedroom on top floor. Estate agent says we must, but yet another deduction from the sale! is this true? usual? he says the emptying company must open it- but no doubt might well leave a mess.. Help! any ideas advice? and hard to get there at present, we have to to empty the place, but not until we know we have sold. With gratitude - so stressed by all these demands...
  2. Looks like we may have sold our French house - paperwork being done at present. But can anyone help with some advice? The fosse does not conform- what usually happens? is it obligatory to be re-done, can it continue longer (it was built in the 70s and has never has any problems) and our buyer can they demand we pay/share the cost to re-build it? As it is we are selling at a massive loss - much less than our purchase price in 2006, and we have made plenty improvements (about 50K euros worth) also lost. And if this sale crashes could the diagnostic be used for a subsequent sale? it was done last week, cost 300 euros (excludes the fosse inspection costs) Any advice will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance
  3. House is to be sold asap -I hope, so. But after more than 16 years owning it, whilst living in the UK it's got too much. And selling at a huge loss 🤕 It hadn't occurred to me that I should put it into Fr bank account and then transfer it to the UK - is it cheaper to get the notaire to send it to the UK? French banks charging so much for basic services... perhaps that means a huge fee if my Fr bank is involved? Anyone know which is best? Please.
  4. Many thanks for this information. But can the buyer then change their minds? Claim for something they don't like? Rather thought the English system was a bit odd, but this seems a bit insecure for the seller- is it??
  5. Hi All Could someone please tell me when money is transferred to my bank account by the notaire - does this coincide with the handing over of keys to the buyer as in the UK? And what about the tax I have paid- Fonciere and Habitation - are these in arrears or in advance and do they refund if the latter? With many thanks
  6. yes covers 86- price might be an issue of course!
  7. Thanks Richard and Chancer- and also for the llink Betty- looks useful...
  8. A while back we bought an enamel bath (Bette- made in Germany) as it seemed a good idea at the time.

    In the fitting, tilling etc it was chipped when something was dropped on it (only a glass jar which did not break!) and the enamel was damaged around the plug hole.

    I have painted, and re-painted enamel paint on it (in a small tube) from a DIY shop, but it is not at all good and I worry that the bath may be rusting out of sight and need someone to fix it professionally

    Anyone with any ideas- or knowledge of a professional but near Poitiers please?

    Many thanks in advance.

  9. I need a keyholder plus :  to include some gardening, and tidying-

    and perhaps changeovers for our gite during 2016. Small garden under lawns, and we

    work in it when we are here. Garden mostly forest.

    Must live near 86210-  south of Chatellerault.   Here now until 3rd Sept so please contact me ASAP.

    0044 7742537931 or   054985 0145

    Many thanks

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