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Fosse report

Does anyone know how long it takes to get a fosse report done when you are selling a house?
I was able to get the diagnostic reports done very quickly but the fosse report is done separately (so I now understand) I have had to sign a form for the agent and they now tell me it could take weeks! up to six weeks is that true!
Has anyone got any experience of the process and how long it took?
Our fosse was new in 2008 and completely complies with all regs.
Jackie

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Hope you had SPANC overseeing the installation. They should have issued a report that would help.

We are currently in legal battle with our french installer who said it was compliant but installed a 5EH tank and not a 6EH tank. Installation was in 2016. This was found by a routine SPANC inspection last November. Funny thing but the installers (recommended to us) are saying it was compliant at the time so are willing to defy the November SPANC inspection.

On the positive side for you it appears that the rest of our hamlet is not in compliance

NB we had installed a large terrace at the rear and so thought it a good idea at the time to change the fosse to one that complied.
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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>richard51 wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">Hope you had SPANC overseeing the installation. They should have issued a report that would help.

We are currently in legal battle with our french installer who said it was compliant but installed a 5EH tank and not a 6EH tank. Installation was in 2016. This was found by a routine SPANC inspection last November. Funny thing but the installers (recommended to us) are saying it was compliant at the time so are willing to defy the November SPANC inspection.

On the positive side for you it appears that the rest of our hamlet is not in compliance

NB we had installed a large terrace at the rear and so thought it a good idea at the time to change the fosse to one that complied.</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thank goodness it was, I have both SPANC and the Marie approval.
I know the law came in to have the report when the house is sold but as I understand it that if it complied when it was installed we shouldn't have any problems, my problem is getting the report done as quickly as poss before my buyer gets cold feet!😩
BTW what's the difference between 5EH and 6EH?

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That seems to tick the boxes.

Hopefully when the holidays are over then SPANC may get back into gear. Our Advocat too!
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Doesn't matter, Jacqui Too, whether the fosse complied at the time of installation.  The normes change all the time, practically on a yearly basis, hence the requirement to have a fosse report on sale of a property.

If the fosse is relatively new and properly done, it is unlikely that it would have to be replaced completely.  There might be small items like the ventilation pipe or the float (we had a float as we had a pump as well), or even the cover.  Minor and not expensive to sort out.

Anyway, the lack of a report at this early stage of the sale should not slow down progress.  You simply have a clause on the compromis to say "subject to fosse inspection".  After all, the notaire's part takes about 3 months, so plenty of time to get the inspection and report done.  Of course, it is then up to your buyers whether they want to proceed, renegotiate the price, whatever, once they have had sight of the report.

BTW, I wouldn't leave it all to the agent.  If it were me, I'd make enquiries myself and see if I couldn't hurry things along.  It might or might not work but my own experience has been that most officials are reasonable and can be persuaded to act if requested to do so on a personal visit.

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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>mint wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4"><div>Doesn't matter, Jacqui Too, whether the fosse complied at the time of installation.  The normes change all the time, practically on a yearly basis, hence the requirement to have a fosse report on sale of a property.</div><div><br></div><div>If the fosse is relatively new and properly done, it is unlikely that it would have to be replaced completely.  There might be small items like the ventilation pipe or the float (we had a float as we had a pump as well), or even the cover.  Minor and not expensive to sort out.</div><div><br></div><div>Anyway, the lack of a report at this early stage of the sale should not slow down progress.  You simply have a clause on the compromis to say "subject to fosse inspection".  After all, the notaire's part takes about 3 months, so plenty of time to get the inspection and report done.  Of course, it is then up to your buyers whether they want to proceed, renegotiate the price, whatever, once they have had sight of the report.</div><div><br></div><div>BTW, I wouldn't leave it all to the agent.  If it were me, I'd make enquiries myself and see if I couldn't hurry things along.  It might or might not work but my own experience has been that most officials are reasonable and can be persuaded to act if requested to do so on a personal visit.<br></div></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

🙁🙁Oh!
I don't understand why the agents didn't say to get that report in the bag early on, we knew we didn't need the other reports (no need for EPC) until a buyer had been found when it takes so long to get one.

The bill will be payable to Tresor Public, so I take it it will be a public body that inspects it! probably why it may take 6 weeks. Private companies would probably take a 1/4 of that time to get it done!!

Thanks 🍻
Jackie

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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>richard51 wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">That seems to tick the boxes.

Hopefully when the holidays are over then SPANC may get back into gear. Our Advocat too!</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

Good luck!!
Jackie

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You seem to be getting a bit stressed, slagging off SPANC and mentioning an avocat.
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