Tuesday, 2 April 2013

The Spanish Flat has been sold, hoorah!

We got a bit depressed about the Spanish flat last September because the kitchen was looking really rather tired, and the letting agency were complaining that the place smelled of damp.  The agency staff were convinced the smell emanated from the carpets in the bedrooms and wanted us to tear them up and replace with marble tiles to match the rest of the place, a snip at 2,800€.

After a bit of indecision, we put the place on the market in January, but the sales staff also had problems with the smell of damp, which we were unable to trace.  Anyhow, in February we had an offer, and I'm delighted to be able to report that the sale has now been completed.

And apparently they're really nice people, so I hope they like the place as much as we have done over the years.  They're expecting to spend quite a bit upgrading the kitchen and bathrooms, which will really transform the place, so fingers crossed on their behalf.

I went out on Monday of last week for a couple of nights to collect a few personal effects, meet the sales staff and say goodbye to the chairman of the community that administers the flats, which all went fairly smoothly.  I've raved about Southend airport before, and the only downer was that the return flight meant I only got home at 00.30 on Thursday morning.  Still, that's not the end of the world.

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