One of the weird things about buying a house here is how utterly unprotected you are. In Canada you have your own agent who looks after your interests and makes sure everything is in order. On top of that you need to have your own lawyer who looks over it all again.
There is only a selling agent, who is looking after his interests, and to some extent the clients. If you are getting a mortgage they do some research to guard their interest, and to some extent yours, and then there is the notary public who guards the government's interest, and to some extent yours.
We have a lawyer.
There are enough aspects of this to be a little hairy.
Another odd thing, though this is because it is a village I think, we already have a key to the house. Weird, no?
The bathroom-in-the-garden smelled bad when we went in today. It hasn't been used.
Can I also just say that people who go on and on and on and on and freaking on at meetings are a drag. When they are doing it at a quarter to midnight it is intolerable.
On a good note, the money arrived from Canada! Yipee and a big sigh of relief.