New to the forum
Hi everyone, I've been a visitor to the forum for a while and have now registered..we bought a house a couple of years ago and will stay in it for the first time in a couple of weeks. It's been a long, hard, expensive slog but very excited about finally living in it. We're thinking of renting it out next year and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a property management firm or agency in or around the Barga area. We had a meeting with a lady from a firm in Diecimo and they sound great but being in Barga we are on the outskirts of the area she usually covers and it will cost us travel expenses every time someone travels to our house on our behalf - ie for cleaning/maintenance etc. Also, when we were last there we took my brother (painter and decorator) to help whitewash the interior but came up against a problem in two of the bedrooms; a thin layer of stucco which was impossible to paint over as it kept coming away on the roller. We asked our builder for a quote to strip and replaster the wall and it was very expensive. We plan to attack it ourselves when we come over but any advice on the best way to strip the walls would be appreciated. I'm sure we'll have many, many more questions and requests for advice but best leave it at that for the moment!! We also hope to contribute to the forum as much as we can based on our experiences so far. thank you.