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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Epeigné-les-Bois: sell before the roof falls in

The small patch of ground with the building behind

There is probably an old French maxim about making sure that you sell your property before the roof falls in. Here is an example of what can happen if you leave it too long and the roof collapses in on itself.

This small patch of ground with the building behind on Epeigné's Rue de la Fontaine has been for sale for some time. The seller's price was between 10,000 and 15,000€. Or it was before the roof fell in.

Collapsed roof

Now the commune of Epeigné will be buying the plot of land and building for 5500€. There is a moral here somewhere!

1 comment:

Susan said...

We got our house at considerably less than the asking price because it was very forcibly pointed out to the agent by our wonderful building surveyor that if we didn't buy it the roof would fall in.