Now we have accepted the offer it is full steam ahead, we have to have our diagnostiques completed.
In France the owners are responsible for completing the diagnostiques. There is a clear structure of what is required.
To go on to the market the DPE (analysis of energy performance and emissions - a legal requirement) is required. This report has a life of 10 years. We had already had this in place.
In addition to this a full set of diagnostiques are required, it is much better to have all of these in place right at the beginning, but as they all have different life spans it may be better to have them completed at the CDV (compromise de vente) stage (which is what we are doing).
The diagnostiques required are:
- Lead paint
- Electrical Installation
- Gas installations
- Natural and Industrial Risks – ERNT Etat Naturelle des Risques Naturelles et Technologiques
A report is also required for your fosse, but as we are on mains drains we do not have this problem to deal with.
The only problem with having the reports completed at this stage rather than at the beginning is that it can add a couple of weeks to the process, as you have to arrange for the visit and then wait for the reports.
This is the most nerve racking part of the process, what happens if there are problems?
John is completely confident that everything will pass, but I am on pins.
Wish us luck!
This post is for information and based on personal experience, please check with your notaire or estate agent for any possible changes in legislation