Hi. We are looking for a person or persons to look after our holiday let changeovers in St.Pierre la Mer, (next to Narbonne Plage.) for 2015.This would involve making sure our villa is ready for new guests and meeting and greeting them when they arrive and handing over the keys. Also to do end-of-stay cleaning. If interested please reply to this posting.
I found an article on network-news.com, July 2015 Property, which was interesting for 2 reasons. Firstly it was written about me and secondly the information was incorrect. It mentions that 'I knew better', in fact we were requesting information from the Estate agent, which was not given until weeks after it was requested, instead we were repeatedly told sign or you will lose the house. It was only then that we asked a friend a French National for help and it was she that told us we needed to use 2 Notaires. The stress was caused by his continual use of the phrase 'We will agree to disagree', if you can stay calm faced with that, you are a saint. We haven't admitted we are wrong and changed to one notaire, we are still using two and we are not receiving huge bills. He claims that we gave them 'ammunition to start writing, calling and querying', oh how we wish this was true. The real problem is, from what we have been told by our French friend, is there are no surviving relatives, so there is no-one pushing the sale forward. Would the results have been different if we had only used one notaire, probably not? What is important is the purchaser has a right to choose to use an additional notaire and the estate agent should not try to influence their decision and why they would choose to write a falsified account of it is most un-professional. If we were buying again in France, would we use one or two notaires? I depends on the information supplied by the first notaire.
Hello, Looking for recommendations for experienced builders/roofers to retile a large roof - timberwork mostly ok. It's in the Prades 66 area. It's a pretty large ( and high) roof. I have tried some of the builders in the directory. Either it was too far away or they never replied. Please PM me with any recommendations. Thanks Patrick
Having trouble finding the right tiles and someone to lay them ... outdoor flat and step tiles mostly ... does anyone know of a tiler/buider in the Ceret area who might be able to fix our problems? Someone who will actually turn up rather than disappear into the ether would be good (electrician/plumber/painter etc) ... ask me how I know! - Help would be much appreciated.
Hi can anyone advise where I could buy a retractable shade awning for our Terrace? Bit like the ones at the cafes and outside the shops. We would then need a decent available builder to fit it up for us. We live near Pezenas so around here would be good. Any suggestions helpful.
I've been having problems with the remote control for my electric velux for ages. The remote really needs changing, but the little strip of paper inside it which tells you the settings to put a replacement one on is now illegible, When I contacted Velux, they said that I could get a new remote, but would need to know these numbers - so this is a non starter. Does anyone know of someone who is able to either a) attach a new remote system or b) can remove the remote wiring from the window so it can be used manually and I'll just get a long pole? I live in La Redorte, near Carcassonne and will be out in France at the end of August If anyone is able to do this for me? I'm not really in a position to have a new velux but any advice would be much appreciated. thanks, Katie
We have sown a large area of grass seeds this spring which has taken well and is still green with regular watering. Can anyone tell me if I stop watering for the rest of the summer and let the grass go brown will the newly sown grass recover in the autumn. The existing grass goes brown and recovers each autumn but I am not sure if the newly sown grass needs watering throughout the first season. We live in the Naronne area. Thanks for any advice. Nick