Hello, I'd be grateful for your thoughts about geometra's fees
Hello, I'd be grateful for your thoughts about geometra's fees and processes. We have a (tiny!) house in Tuscany that we are wanting to extend (under the 20% permitted development) and have approached a geometra (recommended to us by our estate agent). We have been quoted 7,400 euros +VAT +CNPAG for various fees relating to surveys, building permits, accessing documents at the Comune etc. Once this work has been done, they will then be able to provide an estimate of the cost and management of the project. Is this the normal way round of doing things? I get that some work (and therefore expenditure) will need to be carried out so they can then provide a more accurate estimate of the full costs, but in theory we could be in a position of paying nearly 10k euros to find out the project may cost more than we've budgeted for! Are they likely to be able to give a rough estimate of costs based on their previous experience and assuming no unforeseen circumstances?
Fran, Sheffield, UK