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Re: Fosse report

Think you are referring to me. i am not slagging off SPANC. They came and gave their report.

My issue is with the french guy who did not consult SPANC when he installed the septic tank. A legal requirement as I understand.

Perhaps more after the holiday.
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Re: Fosse report

Our local SPANC would not carry out an inspection on our instructions, they would only do it if the Agent contacted them, even when we were paying the bill!
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I"ve had 2 Spanc inspections in 2 different departments and both came at my request.  Perhaps it was because I had no agent!

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When we sold our house we just gave the notaire the last routine SPANC report. Which was v. bad by the way.
We'd had inspections every 3-4 years since ?2004. Which I thought were obligatory everywhere in France?

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We have never had it inspected😕since it was put in, but as it only used for approx 6 weeks a year it hasn't needed emptying.

I have asked the notaire if it is possible to carry on with a clause, not had a reply yet!


Jackie

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Re: Fosse report

Well Jacqui: at least your house really does have a fosse.
A family bought a house in our village and the SPANC report, done just before they agreed to buy but as part of inspecting all houses in the village, forms part of the sale documents. The selling agent (English) explained the whole sales document to them (they had very little French) and said the fosse was OK.
Actually the SPANC inspection was done when the previous owner was in the UK and the report includes what appear to be plans for the fosse (possibly the planning permission).  The actual report on the fosse clearly says (cannot remember the exact French words) "not seen".
This is not a surprise as it is clear that the fosse does not in fact exist...
Grey water appears to go down the garden and no-one has yet found where toilet water goes.
Sadly it is a few years ago now so no chance of redress as the problem has only just been identified.
A lesson learnt.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>Jacqui Too wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">We have never had it inspected😕since it was put in, but as it only used for approx 6 weeks a year it hasn't needed emptying.

I have asked the notaire if it is possible to carry on with a clause, not had a reply yet!</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>


Notaire say 'non' 😖😖😤
Jackie

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Re: Fosse report

Jacqui, if you want to contact the notaire, you need to do it by phone.  Either speak to him or his secretary.  My notaire told me perfectly brazenly that he NEVER read his emailsDevil [6]

So, if you didn't ring, do so at once and make sure you get an answer (even if it's not the answer you'd like)


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