Wednesday, 9 April 2008

The sale's off (for the moment)

So our lawyers cancelled the sale. I called the bank to cancel the cheque for a trillion euros. We're pissed off, the agency is pissed off, the owner is pissed off. Bugger!

I also realised that it might not look good to have a bomb site in the middle of the main room of the flat (where i've been hacking away to get to the floorboards), so I went over there in a panic and cleaned up a bit...

It least it looks like a tidy bomb site now.

However, things got more complicated. Our architect called to say that the surveyor (who got his measurements wrong) wanted to come over straight away, and could I let him in? 30 minutes later, there he was... with the owner of the flat. She said nothing about the floor thank God, and it turns out that there is a small but significant difference in the size of the kitchen, as they had under-measured one wall by 30 centimetres. Instead of 18.1m², the flat is actually 17.6m². As the difference is less than 5% this will not change the price, but it does bugger up our plans for the kitchen...

And we have a meeting with the owner, her agency and all the lawyers tomorrow morning to see what we can sort out. We're still hoping to buy the flat, as we like it a lot. More news very soon...

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