Hi all, can anyone give me advice on
Hi all, can anyone give me advice on approximate costs? We are trying to buy a house in Piemonte that needs an 'unauthorised' bathroom removed before we complete. Because of height restrictions, the only place it can be re-done is the kitchen. So we are then losing the most two expensive rooms in the house! The agent says it will cost €8-10,000 for an Ikea/Mondo Convenienza type bathroom/kitchen including labour. Does this sound right?! (it seems very cheap!)Secondly, we need to erect a partition wall and create a new doorway in the old kitchen to make it suitable for a bathroom; then remove all the furniture. Our contract accompanying our offer put this onus on the vendor with the idea that as soon as the house was ours, we could just get on and put the new rooms in as quickly as possible. The agent initally said it would be €4,000 to do this but now he has put forward an advance on our rejected offer that implies it will cost €8-10,000 to make good these new rooms! Does this seem a lot?! I am now thinking it would be just better to buy the house as is (the vendor will still be responsible for the paperwork with the authorities as we cannot buy as is due to this 'abusive' bathroom).If anyone can recommend a reliable builder who could come and work on a house near Alba - or if you are one yourself - I would love to hear from you.Thanks very much!