Thursday, October 28, 2010

Getting ready

We went over to look at the new house in Ripon this morning and then over to the solicitors to sign contracts.

What an incredibly simple process compared to our recent house sale. Fifty signatures in France, from all parties, three in England from one party. France has got its head up its bureaucratic, Napoleonic arse as usual.

Whilst we won't actually take possession until next week, all the necessary papers are now complete and ready for the go. This afternoon I called all the utilities and set them up on the phone. No problem.

Compare this to my bank in France, Credit Agricole, who after I had gone to the trouble of informing them, wanted an affidavit from the mayor and copies of our passports, just to change the address on our account. Looking online, the address still hasn't been changed a week after they finally agreed to change it. What a bunch of wankers.

1 comment:

Craig said...

Congratulations! I'm jealous of how simple and easy it seems.