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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Vila Verde and The Walls!

Some people could be forgiven for thinking that Tecnicil's Vila Verde Resort on the Cape Verde Island of Sal is something that is always in our Blog. This is probably quite normal considering there are more than 1200 units on the resort and we have been snagging around a third of these for the last two years.

And sometimes it feels like we have been snagging individual units for two years! Now, the reason for this post was to touch on an issue that many clients have mentioned to us so, in a kind of two-birds-with-one-stone approach we thought we'd explain what we have seen happen with regards to some common snags, especially the one regarding the wall. Or the not wall. The lack thereof, as our legal brethren would say.

The original spec for many of the apartments in Vila Verde included a small wall that divided the kitchen from the lounge. It was not meant to be a large wall, only a metre and a half and was more of a partition, really. However, although included in the original spec, and therefore a contractual item, the wall was not put in.

Tecnicil have said that they decided not to go ahead with this wall because they felt that ascetically the lounge and kitchen area looked better without it. Fenh Shui apart, it is up to you the client to decide if this missing wall is something that you want to address. From Snagging Overseas we would underline that this is not actually a snag in and of itself (More legalese there) because it is a deviation from spec and one that is documented and obvious. However, the information we have received indicates that there is a clause in the Promissory contract, Clause Two of the Annexes, we are told, that states that Tecnicil does have the right to make modifications to the spec. It appears that under this contract they only have to notify clients if this modification results in a change in area to the apartment of more than 2%.

As this is not the case then it is moot as to whether this missing wall constitutes breach of contract on Tecnicil’s part. We do not regard it as a snagging issue because it is not something that can be “remedied” or that can be fixed. You will need the services of your lawyer to decide if this is the sticking point.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Furniture Suggestions from Snagging Overseas

At Snagging Overseas we are often asked for recommendations for all kinds of services. You will probably have seen we already "declared" for a currency broker, and you can get quotes and sign up with them here below:

Intasure - insurance that speaks your language

With regards to furniture we have sort of watched from the sidelines as Tecnicil sold many packages and, given they had the unique ability to offer the guaranteed rental return to you, we felt it would not be right to encrouch upon what they were doing. Of course we then saw the MRI furniture debacle and so we felt we should, as a snagging company that sees what actually ends up in the properties, make our recommendations to you for furniture packages that we KNOW get delivered in the traditional way. By this we mean, you pay 50% as a down payment, the entire contents of the package as described in the inventory gets delivered to your apartment and then, upon our confirmation that all is well, tell you to pay the balance. SIMPLES!

Let your friendly Snagging company handle this for you by contacting us on info@snaggingoverseas.com we'd be glad to help.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Do You Have ALL Your Vila Verde Furniture? Snagging Overseas can check for you!

Snagging Overseas has had a few strange requests in our time and we have always tried to accommodate our clients in these deeds they set for us.

So for all Tecnicil clients on the Vila Verde Santa Maria Resort on Sal Island, Cape Verde we have decided to offer a service that a few clients requested specifically of us - we will go to your apartment and take a detailed inventory of all that is there! Yes, no more wondering what has been put in. We will also take some photos of the items so you can get a clear picture - no pun intended - of your property. Really it makes sense because missing furniture items are without doubt a snag!

Contact us on info@snaggingoverseas as soon as possible as we are preparing schedules right now.

If you just wish for a photograph service then may we remind you that we also do this?