|PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTIONS, ESTIMATES AND REPORTS FOR YOUR PROPERTY|
It goes without saying that you should be fully prepared before launching into a property purchase in France. However, this is not as easy as it first seems.
SOUND ADVICE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY !
When you purchase a house in France it is "as seen" and it is up to you to assess the condition and any defects that there may be. Surprisingly, surveys are relatively rare and there is therefore not a ready availability of surveyors to undertake pre-purchase inspections. The UK style survey, taking in things like the condition of the wall-paper, the depth of insulation in the attic, etc, does not exist in French property transactions.
Vendee Building Services can provide a competent assessment of your chosen property so that you are aware of it's real condition. This can be a verbal talk-through with you at the property, up to a written report if needed *.
OF SALE REPORTS
There are five mandatory reports that are prepared, usually between the intial sale contract and the final signing. These are handled by independent acredited specialists and the cost is covered by the seller.
-Termite and wood infestation
-Presence of Asbestos
-Presence of Lead
-Condition of the gas installation
-Overall energy consumption rating
As these are in French and include technical terms, you are wise to seek help and advice in order to understand any factors that may have come to light. Vendee Building Services can give you the salient points of each report and advise on the consequences and mandatory teatments that may be required.
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|* Please note that whilst every care is taken to give you accurate information, every report carries a disclaimer indicating that VBS is not responsible for errors or omissions or any consequences thereof.|
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