I have received a phone call from my lawyers informing me that my developer has been granted the first habitation licence and that I must complete and pay the final 40% outstanding within 30 days.
However the apartment is far from finished and, acording to the developers representative, will not be finished for a couple of months at least.
I have sent my lawyer a snagging list which includes:- No toilets fitted, no granite worktops to kitchen fitted, no wardrobes fitted, marble floors not polished, not all electrical points fitted,etc.etc.
However my lawyer still says that unless I complete within 30 days I may lose 30% of the monies already paid and I may lose the apartment.
He has suggested that I commision a Notary to take photographs and to send a report to the developers lawyers stating that the apartment is not fit to occupy. This will cost about 400 Euros.
I live on site, the developers has put us up for two years as that is how late the development is, and I can keep an eye on things and know exactly what the state of progress is. I also know that when the council official came to inspect the development he did not actually enter any apartments, but merely looked around the exterior. Much to the amusement of the developers representative.
Can anyone offer any advice on what I should do to prevent either paying up before the property is habitable or extending the 30 completion deadline?