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We have received a declaration request for our barn conversion as to whether the project is completed yet. We are 95% finished but need a bit of decorating and connections to electricity and telephone before we are ready to say the conversion is complete. Is there a definitive guide to when a project has been completed? Should we still say we are not finished yet? The property is not habitable as it has no electricity.
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They don’t care if it is not decorated (you will find that written on the back of one of the pages explaining the different sections to be completed) or if there is a telephone line. If an extension or conversion can be used then it’s complete. You can write to say that the property has no electricity but we have lived in houses with no electricity, it doesn’t make it uninhabitable but could reduce your rates re how comfortable the house is.

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It’s a bit like the ‘practical completion’ stage in the UK. It the main works have been done and the place is usable then it’s time to sign. Decoration matters not a bit as long as it is water-tight with roof, windows and doors.

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I think I need to speak firstly with the Mairie for advice. I had thought that without electricity the property was not habitable as there would be no light or power for domestic appliances.
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Just declare it not finished, dont go into details or justifications, seeking clarification is only going to confirm it is habitable, they have asked has the work been completed (no mention of habitable) you respond with what you believe or believed, no it hasn't.

Numerous examples of Maires living in properties for decades that are still not declared acheminé.

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Just read the H1 declaration again and it states as one of the conditions for declaring completion of work is:

"the connections to the external networks are completed"

Electricity is pretty fundamental when it comes to connections to external networks I would have thought?
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