Just finished buying a house - now the fun starts :)
Hi there, just bought a house in Chieti, in a small village. When I viewed the house I was accompanied by a Geometra who offered to do a survey for me. I paid E300 for the survey which was in fact no more than about 15 words saying that the house was 'structurally sound' but needed some work doing to the roof which would be in the region of E6,000.
After many months I finally got a 'quote' for the roof work and of course its not E6,000 but E9,250. I've requested now to get other quotes and I think my geometra is annoyed with me and is thinking that I don't trust him. I do kinda trust him but at the same time isn't it my right to go 'outside the village' and get independant quotes? Its a small village and I can't help thinking that the geometra and his builder mate are working together to see how much they can squeeze out of the job. Anybody had any experience of this sort of thing and any advice on what to do? At the end of the day I have to live in that village one day and don't want to alienate the geometra and his builder that also live in the village.