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Old 21.02.2008, 17:58
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Proof of safe electrics before we buy house

Hi
i haven't posted for ages here but I have been reading the posts. We will be moving into our new house in Vercorin, Valais on the 1st April and really excited about it. it has been a long road to get here but hopefully we will be enjoying Switzerland soon.
One question I have is that the owner has to mend the electrics in the house and they have to up to the legal standard. A Clause was placed in the Acte Doc which said that the electrics had to be legal before we could take over the house. The Agents informs me the electrics have been checked and mended. He has asked me to write a letter to the electrician to ask him to verify the work, what he has mended and if they are safe.

Eventually the question is, do we get a certificate to show the electrics are safe or is a letter from the electrician the proof?
I ask this because the owner is not as trustworthy as we thought so we are watching our backs as much as possible. I have told the Notaire that we are not parting with any money until we see the certificate.
If anyone has any light or idea about this please post.

Apparently the law states that the electrics have to be checked and updated when the property changes hands,
Look forward to hearing from you
Swinburne.
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