Dry Ink

Three sheep stare back.

The ink has dried on our land purchase. This morning the attestation arrived. The legal stage is done.

The attestation is a two page document bearing the stamp of a notaire. It sets out the details of the purchase and acts as proof the land transfer is complete. The attestation lets us demonstrate to the builder and infrastructure providers that the plot is ours.

The garden is going to be a challenge.
The garden is going to be a challenge.

Getting to this stage is more a relief than a celebration. We will celebrate the moment, but right now, I am simply pleased to have the legal side complete.

Wet Ink

The ink is still wet but we have signed. After close to a year of delays, today we signed to purchase a little plot of land in France.

The absolute purchase will not happen for a few days yet but both parties have signed and we have paid. Now the notaire needs to do the last chunk of paperwork and this long legal process will be finished.

A notaire plaque is displayed outside the office.
A notaire plaque is displayed outside the office.

When we first made the offer to buy, I never imagined the process to hand someone the money could take so long. There have been problems. We have had to fight and be persistent. At times it has been horrible. That period is ending.

Now we can look forward and get on with all that we postponed from last year. I am looking forward to this year being far more productive.