Hi - we've just moved in and apart from the fact that the outgoing owners left tons of unwanted furniture and other debirs it's a great house. It's older so we expect some issues but having trouble locating information and artisans -- moving at the start of lockdown at least got us in but not making it any easier :) We have no hot water. It looks like the metre is set to auto so it should heat on hueres crueses but nothing for 4 days and previous owners say they know nothing. At a guess it's more likely to be an electrical issue than plumbing, though we also need a plumber for a non functioning shower and sink in an en suite area. Any ideas on the water and any recommendations of electricians and/or plumbers in the Scrignac/Huelgoat area very gratefully received.
Having sold, prior to completion, the attached small house of our main and only residence, we realise that we have to pay capital gains tax. Same house number, you could wander through from one to the other internally - but for 8 weeks or so in the summer it was a gite and because I have obviously declared the income of this, the notaire suggests we have to pay capital gains on this. It's not easy to work out as we bought it all together, eg. Main family house with attached small house. And we have used the small house as our own house, to sleep in and eat in etc but the sticking area is the two months a year we tried to let it out as a gite. I'm not really questionning the french law - it did surprise us to learn that our only house qualified for capital gains but am wandering if anyone else has been in this position and if there are any other pointers we should consider. We know that we need to gather factures of official work done by registered enterprises to offset. 34% we understand the tax to be. Many thanks for any other info or thoughts.
Hello, We have a holiday home near Dinan. The roof tiles have some asbestos fibre content. The roof is old and needs either refurbishment or replacement. It seems that many old rural French properties have these sort of roofs. However, we can't find any roofers who work with these tiles to repair or remove them . Anyone know of any suitable roofers or Asbestos contractors in Department 22? Thanks
Is there anyone in St Nicholas du Pelem who would be prepared to pop a note to our tenant telling her we have been trying to find a roofer to look at the house but no success so far? Post will take too long and she does not do texts or emails. Have left messages with her by phone through a French friend here in London but she is not picking them up or returning calls. It would be helpful to have someone we could use to liaise with her on a regular basis re issues - not sure if people offer that kind of service. She does not speak any English.
I emailed three roofers about 2 weeks ago to ask if people could go to see our cottge in St Nicholas and talk to the tenant about the issues with a leak in the lounge roof. Did not get any replies. REALLY need someone to give us a quote asap. Have tried leaving messages for the tenant to give her consent to go ahad herself and get quotes but she is not picking up her messages it seems. Might be ignoring random UK calls! Is there anybody that can help urgently? Thank you!
My parents have a property in Redene that requires plastering throughout. My dad would like to go with with the English plastering style. Could anyone:Recommend a builder in the area (Quimperlé, Quimper, Lorient) that is willing to do English style plastering. Inform us of how they successfully plastered their entire property. I'm obviously a little out of my depth on this one so thanks in advance for any suggestions. T
I have recently takenownership of a property close to Lignol, which, after some years of being let,is now in need for light refurbishment. We have not completed a detailed specification as yet, but expect the programmeto include; minor roofing repairs, repair / replacement of shutters, internalupgrades of bathrooms, paving / fencing repairs and fosse upgrade. The property will also require decoration internally& externally. If this is somethingyou would be interested in, please contact me. Jonathan
I have recently takenownership of a property close to Lignol, which, after some years of being let,is now in need for light refurbishment. We have around 5 acres of land (half of which is quite wet) and the previous owner had plans to dig a small lake (approx one acre). I understand he met with the Marie who was supportive but ill health meant it was never taken further. I have heard various conflicting opinions, but wondered if anyone had been through teh process or new the steps involved? I will also need somebody to dig it! Jonathan