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Old 20th March 2020, 11:15 AM
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We're about to put in an offer on a property in Deux Sevres and have found out that the electrics are a bit of a disaster, not earthed etc. We have had a look online and can see that a ballpark figure for a 3 bed house is roughly 10000 euros. Does anyone have contacts in the electrical trade or experience of rewiring?

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Well, the thing is that you cannot move in and electrical stuff is only for urgent matters. There is a major crisis at the moment and who knows when things might get back to normal (not for quite some time BTW) and who will be left standing.

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Not that helpful but thanks for taking the time to respond

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I will put it more bluntly, you will not be moving to France this year. No way.

But the good news is, the property that you are just (or was) about to put an offer on will be worth half its value by the end of year.

Don't make the mistake in thinking I am kidding.

Please watch French news.

We are in lock down which I think will last (on/off) until the rentrée. By then France will be in full on recession.

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You could try emailing electricians close to the proposed property, they'll certainly have time to reply at the moment.

If you have details of the house they may be able to give you a ballpark figure of cost, but there'll have no idea when work will recommence.

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Ultimately, what everyone is trying to say is that the non-essential bits of the economy here are just plain shut down at the moment. Electricians are working - but only on critical jobs meaning those where someone has a specific urgent problem that jeopardizes their ability to continue living in their home. (Same goes for plumbers and other services related to home repair and maintenance.)

I'm afraid you're going to have to wait until the situation changes here - until then, there are no sales of houses and no rentals going on until the confinement rules get lifted. That is going to take some time. But the "good news" (hey, you take was you can get these days) is that since nothing is being processed at the moment, you're unlikely to "lose" the house by delaying your offer until we get past the current crisis and things start to come back to a semblance of normalcy.

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Frankly do not buy it If the electrics are shot it will be a total rewire and of course you will need extra plugs and a new supply board and probably an upgrade to the power supply in if the supply cable is old and is only rated at 3KW In respect of earthing if Deux Sevres is like Brittany ie on granite getting a good earth is difficult anyway so your rewire will be more than the house is worth even putting aside the likely effects of that pesky C thingy

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Thank you so much for your response.

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Our electricians just finished our rewire to day - it was over €10500 and we had an extra cost in that the main power cable had to be replaced. Enedis charged €1100 for that and then the electrician had to trench and put in a new house cable to get to the box Enedis had located on the property boundary - that added another €1600. Finally I had the 'puissance' changed and converted to single phase, another €130.

Budget accordingly but as everyone has said, nothing is happening right now so you couldn't get the work done if you tried.

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Thank you so much David, really useful info. We're not looking to get the work done now just want a rough idea on costs so we can make a decision to proceed with the house purchase or reduce any offer we make. Take care.

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