DerekJ Posted October 22, 2007 Share Posted October 22, 2007 After doing some searching on this site I found a very useful link to http://www.conseils-infos-batiment.fr/garanties/decennale.php as I was interested to understand more on what was actually covered under this garantie.I'm slowly working my way through this to get a better understanding.The reason for asking is that a property that I had made an offer on, but subsequently pulled out of , was around 9 years old. At the time of initial viewings the agent was keen to tell us that it still had around a year of the garantie to run.However, after we had a survey done which threw up a couple of things like some flaking crépe, and damp earthfloored cellar the agent started to tell us that these were probably not covered by the garantie. We left the agent to take back our issues with the seller and also confirm the position with the the garantie. However, in the meantime another issue gave us cause to pull out of the sale so we never followed through on these issues.I guess my question is, how useful is that garantie if you actually try and claim against it. Is it full of "weasal words" that render it fairly useless. Is it typically a hard battle to get anything claimed against it.The question is really for my future knowledge. Whilst we aren't particularly looking for newish houses we don't rule them out either.Any views and experiences greatly appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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