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Old 22.09.2015, 12:07
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Handing over a sold property

So this week, we finally hand over the keys to our apartment (cue sad music...).
According to the sales contract, it is sold "dans l'état", cleaned, and cleared of all our possessions. The place is pretty much spotless and I have filled all the holes, touched up the paintwork where necessary, and filled in small bits of plaster which fell out when light fitting were removed. Since we are not handing back to a régie, I think this is perfectly adequate (or possibly overboard), correct? We also installed a catflap in our double-glazed bedroom window, which we have left in; the original pane is intact in the cellar and I think we are under no obligation to replace it. As far as we're concerned, we have fulfilled the terms of the contract to the letter.
What have been your experiences in handing over sold properties; are people as picky as when handing over to a régie?
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Sold "dans l'etat"

No need to replace the cat door if it was there during the viewing of the property by the final purchaser.
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Re: Handing over a sold property

We hired a cleaning company, who turned out to be useless and the buyers complained - we passed their email on the the cleaning company and let them sort it out by themselves. It is odd that spotless cleaning is expected for sales as well as rents.

We had a cat flap through the wooden front door. The new people bought a new door. I would have bought a cat...
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Old 22.09.2015, 13:36
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No need to replace the cat door if it was there during the viewing of the property by the final purchaser.
They're aware of it and we've told them about the original glass in the cellar. It shouldn't cost them too much to get a glazier to simply replace it.
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Re: Handing over a sold property

When we bought our house, the notary explained that after this moment, the problem with broken door/window/pipes etc, if any, are indeed our problems and not the seller's And as per the contract, we are agreeing to accept the house as is.
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Re: Handing over a sold property

Well, that was a bit of stress over nothing. Handover went quickly and smoothly with no issues and we even left them a bottle of bubbly to welcome them to their new home. we had some happy times there and it's odd to think we'll never walk down those steps again. Onward and upward, I suppose.....
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Well, that was a bit of stress over nothing. Handover went quickly and smoothly with no issues and we even left them a bottle of bubbly to welcome them to their new home. we had some happy times there and it's odd to think we'll never walk down those steps again. Onward and upward, I suppose.....
..........downwards surely !!

I'm sure you'll be far happier, upwqard, downwards, sideways, anyways
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Re: Handing over a sold property

I sold a flat ten years ago in Basel-Stadt and as far as I can remember it was sold "as seen". It was a standard contract drawn up by the bank of the woman that bought it.
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